College Soccer News - National Player Of The Week - Cal State Fullerton Forward Alex Heilmann - Week Ending October 23, 2016

Alex Heilmann Senior  Forward  Cal State Fullerton

Heilmann continues to make good things happen for Cal State Fullerton. This week he was again at the heart of what has been a revitalized Titan offense when he drove a header into the back of the net out of a free kick put in play by teammate Robert Coronado in Cal State Fullerton's 3-1 win over UC Irvine. Heilmann also scored from ten yards with a nice assist from Ross McPhie to lead the Titans past UC Riverside 1-0 on the road.

Heilmann has scored three times in the last four matches and he leads the Big West conference with ten goals scored to date.

CS Fullerton head coach George Kuntz stated, "I'm proud of the progress our team has made in the past few weeks."  He added, "Our team displayed grit, poise, calm under pressure, defensive composure and execution by Alex Heilmann."

Heilmann is a key reason why the Titans have won three straight to improve their record to 8-8-1 overall with a 4-3-1 mark in Big West play.

The Titans will have a key Big West Conference contest coming up on Wednesday when they host CSUN in their final regular season home match.


College Soccer News - National Team Of The Week - Week Ending October 16, 2016

Zach Wright - Junior -Forward - North Carolina Wright scored North Carolina's first goal in their 7-0 thumping of UNC Ashville.  He also came up big for the Tar Heels when he made a nice move at speed off the dribble to create the space he needed to drive a shot into the back of the goal from near the top of the box to net the game-winner in UNC's 2-1 win over rival Duke in ACC action. The Tar Heels are 10-2-1 overall with a 4-1-1 mark in conference action.  
Julio Moncada - RS Junior Forward - UNCW Moncada contributed the asist on junior forward Stian Sandbekkhaug's goal in UNCW's 1-1 tie with the College of Charleston. He also scored twice to lead the Seahawks to a 3-1 win over Hofstra. UNCW improves to 7-2-2 overall with a 2-0-2 mark in Colonial Athletic Association play. 
Matthew Puig - Freshman - Forward - Tulsa Puig netted what proved to be the game winning goal from seventeen yards out after receiving a pass from Quinton Duncan to help Tulsa upset Creighton 2-1. He also contributed a goal when he scored from seven yards out with a double assist from teammates Rollie Rocha and Kay Quit to help the Golden Hurricane defeate a determined UCF team 3-2. Tulsa improves to 7-4-2 overall with a 2-2-0 mark in American Athletic Conference action.  
Ahinga Selemani - Junior - Forward - UCSB Selemani has been finding the back of the net on a consistent basis for the Gauchos. This week he scored their lone goal in a 1-1 draw with Sacramento State. Selemani also netted UCSB's first goal with Kevin Feucht providing the second in their 2-1 come from behind win on the road over Cal Poly before a crowd of 11,075 fans. UCSB improves to 8-5-2 overall with a 4-0-2 mark in Big West Conference play. 
Adam Wilson - Sophomore - Midfielder - Cinciinnati  Wilson is a playmaker. He had two assists in the Bearcats 3-0 nonconference win over IUPUI and contributed two more helpers in their 4-0 win over Temple in an American Athletic Conference contest. Wilson now has ten assists so far this year. The Bearcats rebound from a 5-0 thumping from Connecticut to win two straight to up their record to 8-4-1 with a 3-1-0 mark in conference play.  
Ian Harkes - Senior - Midfielder - Wake Forest Harkes is a playmaker. His penalty kick proved to be the difference in the Demon Deacons 1-0 win over Marshall. Wake Forest was awarded the penalty kick when Luis Argudo was fouled in the box. He also converted a penalty kick to score Wake Forest's second goal in their 2-1 win over Louisville. The Deacons improve to 10-2-2 overall with a 4-1-1 mark in ACC play.   
Garrett Heine - Senior - Midfielder - George Washington Heine had a productive week of play.  He scored twice and contributed an assist in George Washington's 3-0 win over George Mason. He also scored twice to lead the Colonials past Saint Joseph's 3-0. The Colonials improve to 7-5-2 overall with a 2-1-2 mark in Atlantic 10 play.  
Tomas Hilliard-Arce - Junior - Defender - Stanford Hilliard-Acre was a key part of a Stanford defense that was rock solid. This week the Cardinal was very effective on both sides of the ball recording a 3-0 shutout win over UCLA and a 3-1 win over San Diego State in two key Pac-12 Conference contests. Hilliard-Acre drove a header into the back of the net out of a set piece served in by Corey Baird in the win over San Diego State. The Cardinal improve to 8-2-3 overall with a 5-0-0 mark in conference play. .   
Robby Sagel - Senior - Defender - Penn State Sagel was part of a solid Nittany Lion defense that shutout Pitt 1-0 and Michigan State 1-0. He also contributed the game winning goal in double overtime in the contest with Michigan State when he decisively drove a header into the back of the net out of a free kick served in by Riley Grant. Penn State gains momemtum and improves to 6-6-1 with a 3-3-0 mark in Big Ten play. 
Alex Crognale - Senior - Defender - Maryland Crognale played a key role in Maryland's 3-2 come from behind win over a very determined Wisconsin team. He scored out of a free kick served in by Amar Sejdic and out of a corner kick with a double assist from Sejdic and Chris Odoi-Atsem. The Terps also topped West Virginia on the road 1-0 with Sedjdic netting the lone goal of the match. Maryland improves to 11-0-2 overall. 
Jeff Caldwell - Junior - Goalkeeper - Virginia Caldwell has been taking care of business between the pipes for the Cavaliers. He had a seven save evening to anchor a stout Virginia defense that shutout an explosie Notre Dame team 1-0 in a big Atlantic Coast Conference contest. Sophomore forward Edward Opoku scored the lone goal for Virginia in the win over the Irish. Caldwell was also rock solid in goal in Virginia's 1-1 tie with Radford. The Cavaliers are unbeaten in their last six games to improve to 7-2-4 overall with a 2-2-2 mark in ACC play.