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College Soccer News – Men’s National Team Of The Week – Week Ending October 17, 2021

The College Soccer News National Team Of THe Week Recognizes Players Who Played A Key Role In The Success Of Their Teams During The Week.

Aaron Edwards – Freshman – Forward – UCLA – Edwards’ first two collegiate goals were big ones for the Bruins giving them the edge they needed to come from behind to top LMU 2-1. Edwards scored from around the penalty spot after making the run he needed to make to be in position to finish a cross from redshirt freshman midfielder Tucker Lepley. He also netted the game-winning goal for UCLA when he converted a header out of a corner kick served in by Lepley. The Bruins gain momentum and improve to 8-4-0 overall. UCLA travels to Berkeley on Thursday to face Pac-12 opponent California followed by a match with conference foe Stanford on Sunday.
Ryan Kingsford – Sophomore – Forward – Akron – Kingsford got the Zips on the board when he scored off a double assist from Johnny Fitzgerald and Malik Henry and participated in a little give-and-go to provide the helper on freshman midfielder Dyson Clapier’s goal in Akron’s 2-1 win over Big Ten opponent Penn State. Akron is now 7-3-2 and will take on another Big Ten opponent when they host Michigan on Monday followed by a big MAC matchup with Bowling Green on Friday.
Ryan Carmichael – Sophomore – Forward – Hofstra – Carmichael is a difference maker. Carmichael and the Pride extended their unbeaten streak to nine games with a dominant 4-0 win over NJIT in which he helped get Hofstra off on the front foot by sending two headers into the back of the frame within the first twenty minutes of the match. Carmichael now has 12 goals and 2 assists on the season. Hofstra returns to the pitch when they host Lafayette on Tuesday followed by a crucial CAA contest on Friday against James Madison.
Aboubacar Camara – Freshman – Forward – Louisville – Camara added punch to Louisville’s offense scoring twice in their 5-0 thumping of Eastern Illinois and twice in the final four minutes of regulation to propel the Cardinals to a solid 2-0 win over North Carolina in an Atlantic Coast Conference contest. Camara’s impact is reflected in the fact that he has 12 goals and 1 assist on the season. Louisville improves to 9-4-0 with a 4-2-0 mark in conference play. The Cardinals will entertain Oakland on Tuesday and will welcome NC State to Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium on Friday.
Ben Bender – Sophomore – Midfielder – Maryland – Bender contributed offensive firepower and a stout Terp defensive effort resulted in a 1-0 win over Delaware and a 3-0 win over Pacific. Bender contributed the game-winning goal in overtime in the win over the Blue Hens from Delaware and added the third Maryland goal in the contest with Pacific. Maryland is finding a way to grind out the close contests that eluded them at times in the recent past. The Terps improve to 10-2-1 and will resume Big Ten play when they travel to East Lansing to tangle with Michigan State on Friday.
Tyrone Mondi – Redshirt Senior – Midfielder – Oregon State – Mondi is a key ingredient in an Oregon State attack that can score in multiples when they get into a rhythm. He contributed two goals in the second half of play to help power the Beavers past Saint Mary’s 4-0. Mondi has six goals and four assists on the season. The Beavers are 8-1-2 with a 3-0-1 mark in Pac-12 play. They return to Pac-12 play when they travel to face Washington on Friday in would looks to be a very interesting college soccer match.
Alex Nagy – Senior – Midfielder – Vermont – Nagy served in a corner kick that midfielder Yves Borie headed into the back of the frame in Vermont’s 1-1 tie with America East conference foe New Hampshire. He also sent a left footed shot into the net from within the box and contributed the assist on the goal scored by sophomore defender Zach Barrett in Vermont’s 2-0 America East win over a game Hartford team. Vermont is now 8-3-2 with a 3-1-1 mark in conference action.
Shion Soga – Freshman – Midfielder – South Florida – Soga netted South Florida’s first goal in their 2-1 American Athletic Conference win over Memphis. Soga’s goal was set up by a nice combination of passes from teammates Segun Afolabi and Salvatore Mazzaferro. Soga also contributed the assist out of a free kick on freshman defender Ben Kaplan’s game-winning header. South Florida wins two in a row and will seek to carry the momentum forward when they host SMU on Friday.
AJ Chastonay – Sophomore – Midfielder – Belmont – Chastonay was a difference maker for Belmont. He came through in the clutch when he alertly pounced on a deflection and drove it at close range into the back of the net in the 81st minute of play to propel the Bruins to a 2-1 win over UNCG in Southern Conference play. Chastonay also scored the game-winning goal in Belmont’s 2-1 win over Evansville. The Bruins are 10-3-1 with a 4-1-0 mark in Southern Conference play. Belmont has momentum and is playing well on both sides of the ball. The Bruins return to the pitch when they square off with Southern Conference foe Mercer in Macon, Georgia on Saturday.
Jake Morris – Senior – Midfielder – Campbell – Morris had a productive week of play for the Camels with a goal and an assist in their 3-1 win over Longwood. He also scored the lone goal of the match in Campbell’s 1-0 win over Winthrop 1-0. Morris has scored in four consecutive matches. Campbell improves to 10-3-1 with a 5-0-0 mark in Big South Conference play.
Luis Felipe Fernandez-Salvador – Senior – Midfielder – Clemson – Fernandez-Salvador turned what looked to be a very difficult situation for Clemson due to having to play a man down into a win. He came up with the big play that the Tigers needed in overtime to defeat Duke 3-2 when he intercepted a pass intended for the Blue Devil netminder and slotted it into the back of the net. Clemson improves to 10-3-0 with a 4-2-0 mark in conference play.
Luis Grassow – Defender – Junior – Kentucky – Grassow figured into the outcome on both sides of the ball in Kentucky’s 2-0 CUSA win over Old Dominion on the road. He drove a header into the back of the net out of a corner kick put in play by defender Robert Screen and put in a full ninety minute shift as part of a solid Wildcat defense that limited ODU to only three shots on goal in route to recording the shutout. Kentucky improves to 8-0-3 with a 2-0-3 mark in conference play. The Wildcats are undefeated through 11 contests for the first time in program history. Kentucky has a difficult non-conference game coming up on Tuesday when they square off with West Virginia in Lexington.
Kendall Burks – Junior – Defender – Washington – Burks drove a header into the net out of a corner kick served in by midfielder Dylan Teves and was part of a stellar Washington defense along with backs Ryan Sailor, Achille Robin, and Charlie Ostrem and sophomore netminder Sam Fowler that shutout Gonzaga 3-0. The Huskies march onward with a 12-0-0 overall record. Washington has a challenging contest coming up on Friday when they host Oregon State in a Pac-12 conference matchup.
Gabriel Gjergji – Senior – Goalkeeper – Butler – Gjergji had an eight save week between the pipes anchoring a Butler defense that secured solid Big East wins over Xavier 2-1 and Providence 2-1. It was a positive momentum building week for the Bulldogs who will host Big East opponent Marquette on Wednesday and travel to Chicago to face conference foe DePaul on Saturday.
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