College Soccer News National Team Of The Week - Week Ending September 20, 2015

Jordan Morris - Junior - Forward - Stanford Morris and his teammates won their seventh straight contest to improve to 7-1-0. Morris converted a header out of a corner kick put in play by Corey Baird and Tomas Hillard-Acre scored twice to lead the Cardinal to a 3-1 victory over San Francisco. Morris was also at the center of the Stanford offense and scored the game-winning goal in overtime to help the Cardinal top a determined Davidson team 1-0. 
T.J. Casner - Senior - Forward - Clemson  Hold that Tiger. Clemson had a three win week to improve to 6-1-1. Casner who hails from Irving, California skillfully placed a shot into the lower right corner of the frame from twenty yards out of a free kick in the Tiger's 3-0 on the road win over in-state rival Furman. He also contributed the game-winning goal when he scored from eight yards out in Clemson's 2-1 win over ACC foe Duke. Casner concluded a solid week of play when he converted a penalty kick to help the Tigers top a good Brown team 3-1. Clemson improves to 6-1-1. 
Nicko Hansen - Junior - Forward - New Mexico   A solid combination of passes and a good run by Hansen resulted in Hansen being at the right place at the right time to score at close range to give the Lobos the edge they needed to top Missouri State 1-0. Hansen also made a nice play to create the space he needed to find the back of the net in New Mexico's 2-1 come from behind win over a very good American University team. The Lobo's pick up two quality wins to improve to 5-1-1.  
Gordon Wild - Freshman - Forward - USC Upstate Wild has been finding the back of the net on a consistent basis for USC Upstate. This week he scored twice out of free kicks and scored out of a corner kick to lead the Spartans to a 5-4 come from behind win over Winthrop. He also scored twice to lead USC Upstate to a 3-2 win over Gardner-Webb. Wild leads the NCAA in scoring to date with a total of twelve goals. The Spartans are 4-2-0. 
Jake Rozhansky - Sophomore - Midfielder - Virginia  Rozhansky netted Virginia's first goal in their 2-0 victory over James Madison when he scored out of a corner kick with a double assist from Patrick Foss and Edward Opoku. He also scored the lone goal from within the box in the Cavalier's 1-0 win over ACC foe N.C. State. The goal was set up by Nicko Corriveau when he flicked a ball backwards with his heel that Rozhansky cleanly drove into the far corner of the goal. The Cavaliers are gaining momentum and improve to 4-0-2. 
Jorge Gomez Sanchez - Junior - Midfielder - Temple  Gomez Sanchez and his teammates had a productive week of play. Gomez Sanchez and teammate Jordan Wix-Rauch forced a turnover and Gomez Sanchez took advantage of it to place a shot into the lower left side of the net to score what proved to be the game-winning goal in Temple's 2-1 win over Villanova. He also came up big for the Owls when he contributed a hat trick to lead them past Penn 3-0. Temple is now 6-0-1. 
Jose Carrera-Garcia - RS Sophomore - Midfielder - California  Carrera-Garcia contributed the assist on the goals scored by forwards Christian Thierjung and Paul Salcedo and defender Joshua Morton to play a key role in California's 3-0 win over Davidson. He also deftly curled a shot over a wall and into the near post out of a set piece from twenty yards and contributed a helper on one of Thierjung's two goals to help the Golden bears top San Francisco 3-1. California is 5-1-0. 
Daniel Grundei - Senior - Defender - Hofstra The center back and team captain was a big part of a solid Hofstra defensive effort and also alertly placed a shot into the back of the net from close range out of a corner kick with an assist from Rory Murphy to help the Pride top UNCW 2-1 in a key Colonial Athletic Association contest. Sophomore forward Meshack Eshun Addy tallied the game-winning goal for Hofstra. The Pride is 6-1-0 to date.  
Zach Galluzzo - Junior - Defender - Binghamton  Galluzzo was a force on both sides of the ball for the Bearcats in a 1-0 win over Cornell and a 2-1 win over Siena. He provided the assist on junior forward Alex Varkatza's game-winning goal in the contest with Cornell and scored both of Binghamton's goals out of corner kicks in their victory over Siena before an enthusiastic crowd of 1,065 fans at the Bearcats Sport Complex. Binghamton improves to 5-2-0.  
Colton Storm - Junior - Defender - North Carolina Storm knotted the score at 1-1 when he fired a shot into the far left post from fifteen yards out in North Carolina's 4-2 win over highly regarded Notre Dame at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill. He also contributed an assist on teammate Tucker Hume's goal with one second remaining in the first half and provided a helper on one of teammate Alan Winn's two goals. The Tar Heels secure a marquee win on national television and improve to 5-0-1. 
Mike Kirk - Senior - Goalkeeper - LaSalle  Kirk was solid between the pipes anchoring a stout Explorer defense that shoutout highly regarded UMBC 1-0. Sophomore Joe Hansen tallied the game-winning goal for LaSalle in that one. Kirk also had a solid six save evening in LaSalle's 2-1 win over Rider. Colman Kennedy netted the game-winning goal for the Explorers in that contest. LaSalle ups their record to 4-3-0. The Explorers have an important match coming up on Wednesday when they face a very good Temple team.  

College Soccer News National Team Of The Week - Week Ending September 13, 2015

Timmy Mueller - Sophomore - Forward - Oregon State Mueller and his Oregon State teammates took to the road and picked up two good wins. Mueller contriubuted the game-winning goal in Oregon State's 3-2 win over Duquesne when he converted the rebound of his own missed penalty kick in the 89th minute of play.  He also scored on a pair of headers to lead the Beavers past Cornell 2-0. Freshman defender C.J. Brill contributed the assist on both headers. 
Fabian Herbers - Junior - Forward - Creighton Herbers earns a spot on the College Soccer News National Team of the Week for the second time so far this year. The opportunistic Bluejay striker continues to make good things happen for the undefeated Bluejays. This week he netted what proved to be the game-winning goal in the closing minute of the first half of play to enable the Bluejays to secure a hard fought 1-0 on the road win against a good Michigan State team. 
Brandon Allen - Senior - Forward - Georgetown  Allen assisted on teammate Arun Basuljevic's goal and one of teammate Brett Campbell's two goals in Georgetown's 3-1 win over UCLA. He also scored the Hoyas first two goals in their 5-2 victory over Radford and contributed a helper on one of teammate Alex Muyl's two goals. Georgetown secures two wins to improve to 2-2-1.  
Jaiden Fortune - Freshman - Forward - Elon Fortune scored twice to help power Elon past Davidson 4-0 to improve to 5-0-0 for the first time in the history of the program. HIs first goal was from within the box after receiving a cross from midfielder Eduardo Alvarez. HIs second goal came from the right side of the box off a double assist from James Brace and Myles Mansfield. Elon has a big game coming up on Tuesday when they tangle with Wake Forest in Winston-Salem.  
Bradley Farias - Sophomore - Forward - Campbell Farias scored or assisted on five of Campbell's six goals in the Belmont Invitational. He contributed two goals including the game-winner and an assist in Campbell's 3-2 win over Lipscomb and the game-winning goal and an assist in their victory over Belmont. For his effort he was named the MVP of the Tournament. The wins improve the Fighting Camels to 2-3-0 to date.  
Norberto Ochoa - Redshirt Senior - Forward - UC Riverside Ochoa found the back of the net three times to power UC Riverside past San Francisco 3-0. He recorded just the second hat trick in the Division I history of UCR. His first goal was a dandy just inside the near post from 15 yards out. His second was a bullet from inside the box. His final goal of the evening was a drive to the far post. The Highlanders also came from behind to shock UCLA 2-1 in o.t.    
Christopher Mueller - Sophomore - Midfielder - Wisconsin  Mueller's first career goal at Wisconsin was a big one. With just one second remaining in double overtime, Mueller sent a blast from around the top of the box that found its way into the back of the net to give the Badgers a hard fought and dramatic 1-0 win over Rutgers on the road in their 2015 Big Ten opener. Sophomore forward Tom Barlow contributed the assist on Mueller's game-winning goal.  
Richie Laryea - Sophomore - Midfielder - Akron Laryea assisted on Adam Najem's goal and scored twice to help Akron top Maryand 3-2 in College Park. He also contributed an assist on both of teammate Sam Gainford's two goals in Akron's come from behind 3-2 win over Saint Louis. Akron picks up two huge marquee wins improve to 4-1-0. The Zips have another tough one coming up when they host in-state rival Ohio State on Wednesday.   
Ben Fisher - Freshman - Midfielder - UNCW Fisher lead a tenacious UNCW offense netting two goals in a 5-0 victory over South Carolina before 1,227 fans at the UNCW Soccer Stadium. His first score came less than two minutes into the first half from inside the box after receiving a cross from Colin Bonner. His second goal was a bullet into the back of the net from twenty yards out. The Seahawks have won four straight to improve to 4-0-1. 
Mark Habrowski - Junior - Defender - Notre Dame For the third consecutive week a Notre Dame player has earned a spot on the CSN National Team of the Week. Habrowski and fellow center back sophomore Patrick Berneski were at the heart of a stout Fighting Irish defensive effort that shutout a very good Clemson team 1-0 in the season opening ACC contest for both teams. Habrowski's header out of a corner kick with an assist from Evan Panken proved to be the game winning goal. Notre Dame improves to 4-0-1. 
Luke Reed - Sophomore - Defender - NIU Read's header to the back post out of a corner kick served in by teammate Nicolas Wandl propelled NIU to a 1-0 victory over FAU. Read's half-volley from inside the six-yard box set up by a long throw in from freshman Adrian Coardos in the 88th minute proved to be the difference maker in NIU's 1-0 win over Stetson. The Huskies who have been rock solid on the defensive side of the ball continue to find a way to gut out wins and improve to 3-1-0. 
Caleb Duvernay - Sophomore - Defender - NC State  Duvernay who is from Cary, North Carolina alertly placed the golden goal inside the left post from close range in the 109th minute of play to give the Wolfpack the edge they needed to secure a hard fought 2-1 come from behind win over Boston College in their ACC season opener. He also assisted on teammate sophomore forward Ade Taiwo's goal. The Wolfpack improve to 4-1-0 overall. 
Matt Bersano - Redshirt Senior - Goalkeeper - Penn State  Bersano anchored a bend but don't break Nittany Lion defense along with a solid backline that shutout Indiana University 1-0 in the Third Annual Mack Brady Game at University Park. The contest was also the Big Ten opener for both schools. Bersano's key save of a penalty kick early in the contest was a huge difference maker in the outcome of the game. Penn State improves to 3-1-1 overall.  

 

College Soccer News National Team Of The Week - Week Ending September 6, 2015

Vince Cicciarelli - Senior - Forward - Saint Louis  Saint Louis upped its unbeaten streak at Hermann Stadium to twenty games as a result of their 3-0 victory over Memphis. Ciciarelli converted a header to the far post after receiving a cross from Marco Heskamp and scored out of a breakaway with an assit from Anthony Brown to help the Billikens secure the win and improve to 2-0-0. Saint Louis will travel to face Akron on Friday, September 11 in what shapes up to be a very competitive early season college soccer matchup.  
Jon Gallagher - Sophomore - Forward - Notre Dame Gallagher gathered a loose ball at the top of the box and placed it into the lower left corner of the goal from fifteen yards out in Notre Dame's 2-0 win over South Florida. He also contributed two goals to lead the Irish past UAB 2-0. For his effort he was named the Most Outstanding Offensive Player of the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament.   
Darius Madison - Senior - Forward - UMBC Madison placed a shot into the upper right corner of the net from fourteen yards out with a double assist from Patrick Jean-Giles and Joseph Pratt to give UMBC the edge needed to defeat Ohio State 1-0. He also scored from twenty-four yards ouy to play a key role in UMBC's 2-1 win over Oakland. The Retrievers improve to 3-0-1. 
Mark Moulton - Junior - Midfielder - Nebraska Omaha Moulton skillfully and calmly placed a side volley into the left side of the goal to play a key role in the Mavericks' 1-0 win over highly regarded UC Irvine. Credit teammates Fazio Alihodzic and Emir Alihodzic with a double assist on the goal. He also contributed a goal and a helper on teammate Noor Hamadi's goal in Nebraska Omaha's 4-1 win over CSUN. The Mavericks under the direction of head coach Jason Mims are 4-0-0. 
Oliver Shannon - Sophomore - Midfielder - Clemson An enthusiastic crowd of 7,868 fans, including Shannon's father who is from the United Kingdom, was on hand to watch Clemson top in-state rival South Carolina 3-0. Shannon gave Clemson the early advantage when he scored in the 26th minute with a double assist from teammates Austin Burnikel and Iman Mafi. He made it 3-0 in the 51st minute of play when he scored unassisted. Clemson improves to 3-0-0 and has a big one coming up on Monday when they host undefeated and nationally ranked Coastal Carolina.  
Sam Hamilton - Junior - Midfielder - Denver The Pioneer captain placed a volley into the back of the net with an assist from teammate Karsten Hanlin in Denver's 2-2 tie with UC Santa Barbara. He also controlled and placed a rebound into the back of the net to score the Pioneers first goal in their 2-1 win over San Diego. Denver improves to 3-0-1. 
Chris Wehan - RS Junior - Midfielder - New Mexico Wehan had a very productive weekend. He scored out of a free kick from nineteen yards out and scored from twenthy yards out in New Mexico's 2-2 draw with San Diego. He also scored twice to lead the Lobo's in a come from behind 2-1 win over UC Santa Barbara. New Mexico improves to 1-1-1.  
J.T. Kotowski - Junior - Midfielder - Bradley Kotowski was at the heart of a stout Bradley defensive effort that resulted in shutout wins over DePaul 1-0 and Milwaukee 1-0. He also converted on a bicyle kick in the 87th minute of play to give the Braves the edge they needed to prevail in the win over Milwaukee.  Bradley ups their record to 3-0-1 year to date.  
Miguel Gutierrez - Junior - Defender - Coastal Carolina Gutierrez was outstanding on both sides of the ball for the Chanticleers. The center back anchored a stout Coastal Carolina defense that shutout Charlotte 2-0. He also drove a bullet into the back of the net from ten yards out to produce the insurance goal for Coastal in the win over the 49ers. The Chanticleers are 3-0-0 season to date.  
Grant Lillard - Sophomore - Defender - Indiana The IU center back was rock solid on the defensive side of the ball in the Hoosiers 2-1 win over UAB and 2-0 win over South Florida. He also alertly placed a rebound into the back of the net in the contest with South Florida. Todd Yeagley stated, "Grant's level of play has been outstanding." Indiana improves to 3-1-0. 
MIcah Bledsoe - Junior - Goalkeeper - Lipscomb Bledsoe's play between the pipes was crucial in Lipscomb's 2-1 upset win over Xavier. He had a seven save evening including several very difficult stops and picked up his 12th career win in goal. The victory over Xavier was Lipscomb's first of the 2015 season after opening with two losses.  

 

College Soccer News National Team Of The Week - Week Ending August 30,2015

Pat Flynn - Junior - Forward - Bowling Green

Flynn scored from six yards out after receiving a cross from Bismark Agyeman and assisted on Joe Sullivan's goal in Bowling Green's 3-1 win over SIU. He also contributed a hat trick to power the Falcon offense in a 4-1 win over Western Illinois. Bowling Green will host Drexel on Thursday, September 3 and Cleveland State on Sunday, September 6.  

Mac Steeves - Junior - Forward - Providence  Steeves who hails from Needham, Massachusetts and his teammates had a productive weekend of play in which they recorded wins over Bryant 2-1 and Monmouth 2-0. Steeves found the back of the net twice in the contest with Bryant including the game-winner in overtime. He also scored twice in Providence's win over Monmouth. The Friars are off to a 2-0-0 start.   
Fabian Herbers - Junior - Forward - Creighton Fabers is a finisher. Against Michigan after receiving a pass from teammate Fernando Castellanos he utilized his touch on the ball and quickness to create the space he needed to drive a shot from the top of the box into the net to give Creighton the lone goal they needed to secure a 1-0 victory. He also scored unassisted and assisted on Timo Pitter's goal in Creighton's 4-0 win over Milwaukee.   
Alex Serwatka - RS Junior - Midfielder - Oakland

Serwatka had a hand in all three of Oakland's goals scoring twice and adding an assist to help the Golden Grizzlies top Western Illinois 3-0.  His first goal came in the thirteenth minute of play when he decisively drove a header into the back of the frame from ten yards out after receiving a well played long ball from teammate Matt Dudley. His second goal came off of a turnover from five yards out. Serwatka also contributed the assist on teammate Austin Ricci's goal.  

Lucas Diniz - Senior - Midfielder - Stetson Diniz is a scoring machine. He and his Stetson teammates hit the ground running opening the 2015 season with a 3-1 win over Georgia State on the road and a 3-0 win over UAB in Birmingham. Diniz scored twice in the win over Georgia State and contriubuted a hat trick in the victory over UAB. The Hatters are off to a great start.   
Napo Matsoso - Junior - Midfielder - Kentucky

Matsoso was a force on the offensive side of the ball for the Wildcats. He maintained his focus and scored the game-winning goal out of a counter attack in the last minute of regulation when he skillfully controlled a loose ball and slotted it into the far right side of the net to give Kentucky a 2-1 come from behind win over a good Valparaiso team.   

Matias Pyysalo - Sophomore - Midfielder - UCF

Pyysalo found the back of the net twice to play a key role in UCF's season opening 5-0 thumping of Florida Atlantic.  His first goal of the evening was out of a free kick from thirty yards out. His second score came when he alertly took advantage of a miscue in the box that he drove cleanly into the net. Pyysalo also contributed assists on the goals of teammates Neico Regent and Gorka Aperribay. 

Mikhail Doholis - Senior - Midfielder - Oregon State Doholis used his left foot to send a bullet into the top left corner of the goal from fifteen yards out to net the golden goal in overtime in Oregon State's 1-0 win over Marquette. He also made a nice run down the left side of the pitch before sending a cross into teammate Timmy Mueller who finished it to give the Beavers the edge they needed to top Michigan State 1-0. It was a very gutsy weekend for Oregon State. 
Brandon Aubrey - Junior - Defender - Notre Dame Aubrey, who was named the Most Valuable Defensive Player of the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic, anchored a Fighting Irish defense that shutout Maryland 0-0 and Indiana 1-0 in two impressive contests. Notre Dame goalkeeper junior Chris Hubbard and senior midfielder Connor Klekota were also named to the All-Tournament team. 
Ben Kern - Senior - Defender - Air Force 

A record crowd was on hand at Cadet Soccer Stadium to see the Falcons top Army 1-0 in double overtime. From his outside-middle back position, Kern was a key factor on both sides of the ball for Air Force. He helped the defense shutout Army and his contribution on the offensive side of the ball included providing the assist on teammate A.J. Esparza's game-winning goal in overtime.   

Sam Strong - Freshman - Defender - UCSB 

The Santa Barbara native and center back helped anchor a tenacious Gaucho defense along with fellow freshman goalkeeper and Santa Barbara native Justin Vom Steeg that shutout a very attack oriented and highly regarded Stanford team. Junior forward Nick DePuy netted the game winning goal with an assist from midfielder Seo-In Kim as UCSB recorded an impressive 1-0 season opening win over the Cardinal.  

Richard Hall - Junior - Defender - NIU The defender from Billericay, England was solid on the defensive side of the ball and came up big for NIU when he drove a shot into the back of the frame in the 106th minute of play out of a free kick from thirty yards out to give the Huskies a 1-0 win over Green Bay. The Huskies will travel to Greenville, South Carolina next weekend to face Furman and the College of Charleston.  
Fernando Pina - Sophomore - Goalkeeper - Coastal Carolina  Coastal Carolina took to the road to open the 2015 season with tough contests against Old Dominion in Norfolk and VCU in Richmond. Pina did all the things he needed to do in goal to help the Chanticleers come away with two good wins. He had seven saves in Coastal's 2-0 win over ODU and four saves in their victory over VCU. Pina and his Chanticleer teammates have tough contests on the horizon against Charlotte and Clemson.