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College Soccer News – Men’s National Team Of The Week – Week Ending October 3, 2021

The College Soccer News National Team Of The Week Recongizes Key Performers who Played a Key Role In The Success Of Their Teams.

Stefan Stojanovic – Junior – Forward – Georgetown – Stojanovic came through in the clutch for the Hoyas scoring twice in a little over one minute in the first half to give the Hoyas the separation that they needed to secure a 3-1 win over DePaul in a Big East Conference contest. Georgetown is 8-0-0 with a 2-0-0 mark in conference play. The Hoyas have a challenging Big East contest coming up on Wednesday at Seton Hall.
Thorleifur Ulfarsson – Sophomore – Forward – Duke – Ulfarsson is among the reasons why Duke is off and running with an 8-1-0 record to date and perfect 4-0-0 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference action. His hat trick powered the Blue Devils to a 4-0 win over non-conference foe Howard. He also converted a penalty kick and skillfully chipped a shot into the back of the frame with an assist from freshman midfielder Shakur Mohammed to help Duke top ACC foe Louisville 3-1. Duke returns to the pitch on Tuesday with a non-conference contest at home against Elon before traveling to tangle with Pittsburgh on Saturday in a key ACC contest.
Justin Weiss – Sophomore – Forward – Northwestern – Weiss blasted a left footer into the top corner of the near post to net the insurance goal in Northwestern’s 2-0 win over DePaul. He followed that up with what proved to be the game-winning goal when he drove a shot from the far right corner of the box into the far post to give Northwestern the big play they needed to top Ohio State 1-0. The Wildcats win back-to-back games to gain momentum and improve to 4-5-2.
Ryan Carmichael – Sophomore – Forward – Hofstra – Carmichael scored after receiving a cross from midfielder Roc Carles in Hofstra’s 2-1 win over Saint Joseph’s and netted the Pride’s first two goals in their 4-1 win over Delaware. Hofstra is off to its best start in program history with a 9-1-0 overall record and 3-1-0 mark in CAA play.
Adrian Molina-Diaz – Graduate Student – Oregon State – Molina-Diaz scored twice and assisted on the goal scored by teammate Tyrone Mondi to help power Oregon State to a 4-3 win over Pac-12 foe UCLA. He also scored Oregon State’s first goal in their 2-0 Pac-12 win over San Diego State. The Beavers improve to 6-1-1 with a 2-0-0 mark in conference play.
Jacob Evans – Graduate Student – Forward – UNCW – Evans helped the Seahawks secure two solid wins. He scored UNCW’s first goal in their 2-1 win over North Carolina and contributed a goal and an assist to play a key role in their subsequent 3-2 win in overtime against CAA foe Northeastern. UNCW is 7-3-0 with a 2-1-0 mark against CAA opponents.
Karim Diao – Junior – Midfielder – Central Arkansas – Diao was a force on the offensive side of the ball in Central Arkansas’ 2-1 on the road win over FGCU. Diao netted UCA’s first goal with a double assist from Vincent Abaso and Jerry Gutierrez and came through in the clutch for the Bears with the game-winning goal in overtime. Central Arkansas improves to 8-1-0 with a 3-0-0 record in ASUN play.
Arthur De Luca – Senior – Defender – Memphis – De Luca contributed on both sides of the ball for the Tigers. He was part of a Memphis backline that shutout Temple 2-0 and UCF 3-0 on the road. He also scored twice in the win over UCF. Memphis is 3-6-1 with a 2-2-0 mark in American Athletic Conference play.
Zach Klancnik – Senior – Defender – Wisconsin – Klancnik had another productive week for Wisconsin putting in a solid 90 minute shift as part of a rock solid Badger backline along with Moritz Kappelsberger and Aron Saevarrson that held Maryland to only two shots on goal in a 1-0 win over the Terps in a Big Ten contest. Wisconsin is unbeaten in their last six matches to stand at 5-2-3 with a 2-0-1 record to date in conference play.
Ryan Sailor – Redshirt Senior – Defender – Washington – Sailor is part of a Washington backline that includes Kendall Burks, Achille Robin and Charlie Ostrem that held San Diego State to two shots on goal in route to a 1-0 win in overtime. He also converted a header served in by Ostrem to contribute on the offensive side of the ball in Washington’s come from behind 2-1 win over UCLA. The Huskies are off to their best start in program history with a 9-0-0 record and 2-0-0 mark in Pac-12 play.
Eric Cotton – Senior – Goalkeeper – Pacific – Cotton had an outstanding seven save evening that included a crucial stop of a penalty kick to play a huge role in Pacific’s 1-0 win over Loyola Marymount in a WAC contest. Pacific is now 6-3-0 with a 1-0-0 mark in conference play.
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