Awards

College Soccer News - National Player Of The Week - Akron Forward Stuart Holthusen - Week Ending November 6 2016

Stuart Holthusen Junior Forward Akron

Holthusen scored twice including the game-winning goal in overtime to lead Akron past Grand Canyou 3-2. He also scored twice to power Akron past Western Michigan 3-0. The Zips improve to 9-5-4 overall with a 1-1-3 record in the Mid-American Conference and secure their 12th straight MAC regular season championship.

Holthusen has recorded five career multi-goal games for Akron. 

The Zips will return to the pitch on Friday, November 11 when they again host Western Michigan in the MAC Tournament. 

 


 

College Soccer News - National Team Of The Week - Week Ending October 30, 2016

Gordon Wild - Sophomore - Forward - Maryland  Wild continues to make an impact for the Terps. He contributed a hat trick including a clutch game-winning goal in the 107th minute of play to power the Terps past a determined Delaware sice 3-2 in double overtime. Amar Sejdic, George Campbell, Chris Odoi-Atsem, Jake Rozhansky and Eryk Williamson were credited with assists in the contest. Wild also scored in Maryland's 3-2 win over Michigan.  The Terps finish regular season play undefeated with a 15-0-2 overall record and a 7-0-1 mark in Big Ten Conference play. 
Billy Metzler - RS Sophomore - Forward - JMU  Metzler served in the corner kick that senior midfielder Callum Hill headed into the back of the net and placed the rebound of his own shot into the back of the frame to power the Dukes to a 2-0 win over UNCW on the road. The gutsy Dukes lead by Metzler have now won three in a row to improve to 4-9-3 with a 3-3-2 mark in Colonial Athletic Association play.  
Joao Ramalho - RS Senior - Forward - ETSU  Ramalho played a key role in ETSU's gutsy 3-2 come from behind win over Mercer on the road. Ramalho netted the game-tying goal in the 77th minute of play and the game-winning goal in the 88th minute of the contest. The Bucs topped UNCG earlier in the week with freshman defender Joe Pickering contributing the game-winner. ETSU improves to 11-4-2 overall and secures the Southern Conference regular season title with a 7-1-2 mark. 
Jackson Morse - Freshman - Midfielder - Memphis Morse found the back of the net twice giving the Tigers the punch they needed to upset UConn 2-0. He placed a shot into the top right corner of the goal with a double assist from teammates Alec Velez and Hecotr Cantele and sent a shot into the right corner of the frame from within the box after receiving a pass from Jordan Klipsh. Memphis halts a three game losing streak to improve to 8-7-1 with a 2-3-1 mark in American Althletic Conference action.  
Tanner Thompson - Senior - Midfielder - Indiana Thompson was in a zone scoring three first half goals to lead the Hoosiers to a 5-0 win over a good Saint Louis team. The hat trick was the first for an Indiana player since the 2012 campaign. Midfielder Austin Panchot and defender Andrew Gutman also found the back of the net for Indiana. Thompson also netted the game winning goal in IU's 2-1 win over Michigan State. Indiana improves to 10-1-6 overall with a 3-0-5 mark in Big Ten action. 
Julian Gressel - Senior - Midfielder - Providence Gressel and his Friar teammates have momentum. Gressel assisted on teammate Danny Griffin's goal in Providence's 2-1 win over Marquette. He also scored the game-winning goal to give the Friar's the edge they needed to help Providence top Creighton 1-0 in Omaha. Gressel has found the back of the net a total of ten times year to date. Providence has won seven straight to improve to 11-5-0 overall with a 6-2-0 mark in the Big East Conference. 
Napo Matsoso - Senior - Midfielder - Kentucky Matsoso had a very productive week.  He scored twice to lead the Wildcats past Florida Atlantic University 2-on the road and also contributred two goals in Kentucky's win over Marshall. The Wildcats have won six straight to improve to 11-3-2 overall. 
Wuilito Fernandez - Senior - Midfielder - UMass Lowell  Fernandez scored and assisted on both of teammate Ivan Abramovic's two goals to help the River Hawks come from two goals down to top non conference foe Boston College 3-2 in overtime. He also scored the lone goal in UMass Lowell's 1-0 win over Albany in a key America East Conference contest. Fernandez has found the back of the net a total of ten times so far this year. The River Hawks improve to 12-1-2 overall with a 4-1-1 mark in conference play.  
Sam Brown - Junior - Midfielder - Harvard Brown played a key role in two Crimson wins. He provided the assist out of a corner kick on senior midfielder Daniel Smith's goal and served in the helper out of a corner kick on junior defender Eric Gylling's game winner in Harvard's 2-1 win over New Hampshire. He also netted the game-winner to give the Crimson a 1-0 win over Dartmouth in Ivy League play. Harvard improves to 10-3-2 and is currently in sole possession of first place in Ancient Eight play with a 4-0-1 record.  
Kyle Clinton - Freshman - Defender - Georgia State Clinton alertly scored on a rebound off a throw in from teammate Liam Fitzsimmons in overtime to give the Panthers a 1-0 win over the College of Charleston. He also converted a header out of a free kick put in play by Casey Shultis to record what proved to be the game winning goal in GSU's decisive 4-0 win over Hartwick in a Sun Belt Conference match. Clinton has also been a part of a Panther defense that has recorded four consecutive shutouts. GSU has now won five straight to improve to 12-6-0 with a 3-1-0 mark in Sun Belt play.  
Justin Schmidt - RS Senior - Defender - Washington Schmidt was part of a solid Washington defensive effort that helped the Huskies prevail over California 2-1 and Stanford 1-0 in Pac-12 matches.  He also scored the game-winning goal in overtime in Washington's victory over Stanford. The Huskies improve to 12-4-0 with a 6-2-0 mark in Pac-12 Conference play. 
Nick Ulowetz - RS Junior - Defender - Gonzaga  Ulowetz netted three unanswered goals for the Zags who came from behind to top San Diego 3-2. He became the first Gonzaga player since the 2001 season to record a hat trick. Jacob Granlund assisted on Ulowetz's first tow goals and Ben White provided the helper on the third. 
Quentin Low - Junior - Goalkeeper - DePaul  Low was a key ingredient in a tough Blue Demon defense that shutout Butler 1-0 and St. John's 1-0. He made the saves he needed to make to put his team in position to secure the wins. Low had nine saves in the contest with Butler and two saves in the victory over St. John's. DePaul improves to 9-6-2 overall with a 4-4-0 mark in Big East Conference action.