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College Soccer News – Men’s National Team Of The Week – Week Ending April 4, 2021

The College Soccer News National Team Of The Week REcognizes Individuals Who Played A Key Role In THe Success Of Their Teams DuRing The Week.

Kristo Strickler – Senior – Forward – Virginia Tech – Stickler is a difference maker for Virginia Tech. He scored the lone goal with an assist from defender Nathan Durst in the Hokies 1-0 on the road win over North Carolina in ACC play. Virginia Tech gets back in the win column to improve to 5-6-2 overall with a 4-5-2 mark in conference play.
Diego Gutierrez – Senior – Forward – Creighton – Gutierrez had an active week of play during which he scored and contributed two assists in the Bluejays 4-3 win over Big East opponent DePaul. He also contributed the helper on Callum Watson’s goal in Creighton’s 3-1 win over non-conference foe Kansas City. The Bluejays improve to 6-5-0 overall with a 5-2-0 mark in Big East play.
Regsan WatkinsSenior – Forward – NJIT – Watkins scored three times to led NJIT to a 3-2 win on the road over America East Conference foe Stony Brook joining senior Rene White as just the second Highlander to record a hat trick in Division I play. Watkins has a total of seven goals to date in the spring season. NJIT is 3-4-1 overall with a 3-2-0 mark in conference play.
Rudi Castro – Senior – Forward – San Jose State – Castro had another very productive week of play with a three assist performance in the Spartans 3-2 win in overtime against Utah Valley. He also contributed an assist along with Eddie Saydee in Danny Sanchez’s game-winning goal in overtime in San Jose State’s 2-1 win over Incarnate Word. The Spartans are now 4-1-2.
Aadne Bruseth – Junior – Forward – Missouri State – Bruseth continues to come through in the clutch for the Bears. This week he scored what proved to be the game-winning goal and added a helper on the first of two goals scored by junior forward Nicolo Mulateron in Missouri State’s 4-1 victory over Evansville. He also scored Missouri State’s first goal in their 2-1 come from behind win on the road over Central Arkansas. The Bears are 9-0-0.
Linus Fallberg – Senior – Midfielder – New Hampshire – Fallberg scored twice to lead the Wildcats in a 4-1 win over UMass Lowell in an America East Contest. New Hampshire improves to 5-0-1 with a 4-0-1 mark in conference play. New Hampshire next travels to Burlington to face Vermont in a key conference contest on Friday, April 9.
Emanuel Santos – Midfielder – Sophomore – Memphis – Santos who is from Houston, Texas came up big on the offensive side of the ball for Memphis with two goals including the game-winner out of a corner kick in overtime to power the Tigers past USF on the road 2-1. Memphis will seek to build on the win when they host Temple on Tuesday, and UCF on Friday.
Jacob Montes – Senior – Midfielder – Georgetown – Montes who hails from Lake Worth, Florida had two impressive goals and also contributed the helper on each of sophomore Dante Polvara’s two goals to play a key role in the Hoyas 5-1 victory over Big East Conference foe Connecticut. Georgetown puts in their most complete game of the year to improve to 5-1-0 overall.
Toni Adewole – Senior – Defender – Navy – Adewole who is from Clarksburg, Maryland scored out of a free kick from just outside the box and was part of a Navy defense that shutout Lehigh 2-0 in a Patriot League contest. Navy improves to 4-0-0 with a 3-0-0 mark in conference play.
Patrick Hogan – Redshirt Senior – Defender – Charlotte – Hogan who is from Charlotte anchored a 49er defense that limited Old Dominion to four shots and only two shots on goal in the process of securing a 3-0 on the road win over the Monarchs. Charlotte is gaining momentum and is now 4-2-1 with a 4-0-0 mark in CUSA play. The 49ers have allowed a total of only one goal in conference play and have not allowed a goal in the last 360 minutes of play.
George Marks – Junior – Goalkeeper – Clemson – Marks had another solid evening in goal recording four saves and anchoring a stout Clemson defense in a 0-0 tie with a highly regarded Wake Forest team. Marks is just the 15th keeper in Clemson history to have recorded a total of 100 or more career saves. The Tigers are 12-2-2 overall with a 7-2-2 mark in ACC play.
Daniel Bermingham – Junior – Goalkeeper – Northern Kentucky – Bermingham had twelve saves in goal to anchor a stout NKU defense that shutout UIC 1-0 on the road to win the program’s first-ever Horizon League regular season title. Bermingham’s twelve saves is a single contest high for NKU in Division I play. The Norse improve to 7-1-0.

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