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College Soccer News – Men’s National Team Of The Week – Week Ending September 11, 2022

The Team Of The Week Recognizes Players Coast To Coast Who Were Difference Makers During The Week.

Richard Morel – Sophomore – Forward – Marist – Morel played a key role in two Marist wins. He scored with an assist from Jared Juleau in Marist’s 2-1 win over Albany. Morel then followed that up with a two goal evening to lead the Red Foxes in a 2-0 win over FAU. Marist remains unbeaten with a 3-0-1 record. The Red Foxes return to the pitch with a game in Spokane on Thursday against Gonzaga.
Lucca Dourado – Junior – Forward – UCF – Dourado made the run he needed to make to be in the right place at the right time to tap a shot into the back of the frame. Dourado’s goal was set up nicely by the play of forward Bam Emmanuel and midfielder Mauricio Villalobos. Dourado also scored twice to play a key role in UCF’s 3-2 win over UC Irvine. The Knights win their third consecutive match to improve to 3-1-0. UCF will travel to Philadelphia to face Temple on Saturday in their first AAC match of the season.
Francisco Magana – Junior – Midfielder – Sacramento State – Magana was a force on the offensive side of the ball for the Hornets. He made a nice move to create the space and angle he needed to deftly place a shot into the net in Sacramento State’s 2-1 win over Loyola Marymount. He followed that up with a dazzling three goal evening to power the Hornets past Gonzaga 3-2. Sacramento State improves to 4-1-1 and will seek to extend their five game unbeaten streak with games on the road against Utah Tech on Friday and UNLV on Sunday.
Lucas Gonzalez – Redshirt Sophomore – Midfielder – UC Santa Barbara – Gonzalez was a catalyst on the offensive side of the ball for the Gauchos in their 3-1 win over Oregon State. He alertly utilized his left foot to send the deflection of forward Alexis Ledoux’s shot into the back of the net and skillfully utilized the outside of his foot to send a through ball that forward Finn Ballard placed into the back of the frame. UCSB will seek to add another win to their current 3-1-1 record when they host Utah Valley on Sunday.
Eliot Goldthorp – Sophomore – Midfielder – Hofstra – Goldthorp drove a header into the back of the frame after receiving a cross from junior forward Ryan Carmichael and utilized his touch on the ball to create the space he needed to place a shot into the far right corner of the goal from the top of the box. He also contributed the assist on Carmichael’s game winning goal in the Prides 1-0 on the road win over CAA foe Monmouth. Hofstra improves to 3-2-0. The Pride continues CAA play when they Northeastern on Saturday.
Knut Ahlander – Graduate Student – Midfielder – SMU – Ahlander found the back of the net in the first minute of play and converted a penalty kick in the Mustang’s 7-2 win over Texas Rio Grande Valley. He also scored within the first two minutes of play in SMU’s subsequent 3-0 win on the road over Saint Louis. Ahlander has now scored at least once in the Mustangs’ last four matches. SMU improves to 4-1-0 and will return to the pitch on Tuesday when they host a very good UNCG team before beginning AAC play at Memphis on Saturday. and 3-0 win over Saint Louis
Brandon Cambridge – Sophomore – Midfielder – Portland – Cambridge played a key role in two solid Portland wins. He scored twice and contributed an assist on the goal scored by teammate Delentz Pierre in the Pilots 3-1 win over Seton Hall and scored with an assist from Jacob Babalai and Gurman Sangha in Portland’s subsequent 2-0 win over UCLA. The Pilots have a tough contest coming up on Friday when they travel to face Denver.
Shakur Mohammed – Sophomore – Midfielder – Duke – Mohammed is a playmaker who helped the Blue Devils secure a solid 2-1 ACC on the road win over Louisville. Mohammed contributed an assist on the goal scored by sophomore forward Jai Bean and netted the game-winner when he placed a shot into the right corner of the the goal from just outside the box. Duke is now 4-0-0. The Blue Devils will host rival North Carolina on Friday in another key ACC matchup.
Elias Katsaros – Junior – Defender – San Diego State – Katasaros put in a full shift on the defensive side of the ball in SDSU’s 5-0 win over UNLV and their 2-1 win over nationally ranked Denver. He drove a header into the net in the win over UNLV after receiving a cross from midfielder Beto Apolinar. He also scored out of a free kick put in play by midfielder Donovan Roux and converted a header out of a corner kick served in by forward CJ Fodrey to give the Aztecs the edge they needed to top Denver. San Diego State also tied Creighton in Omaha 2-2 during the week.
Jonathan Robinson – Redshirt Sophomore – Defender – Western Michigan – Robinson was solid contributor on the defensive side of the ball in the Broncos 2-1 win over Wisconsin and 3-0 win over Northwestern. He also came through in the clutch for Western Michigan in the contest with Wisconsin when he sent a game-winning volley into the back of the net with one second remaining in the contest. The Broncos pick up two solid wins to improve to 2-1-0. Western Michigan travels to face Purdue Fort Wayne on Wednesday and will host the University of St. Thomas on Sunday.
Noah Singelmann – Senior – Defender – Syracuse – The Orange captain contributed on both sides of the ball in two good Syracuse wins. He provided an assist on Colin Biros’ goal in Syracuse’s 5-0 win over a good UConn team and was a vital element in a tenacious Orange defensive effort along with teammates Christian Curti, Buster Sjoberg and Olu Oyegunie and goalkeeper Russell Shealy that limited Notre Dame to only three shots in route to a 1-0 win over the Irish. Syracuse improves to 4-0-1.
Michael Peck – Sophomore – Defender – Missouri State – Peck was a key ingredient in a rock solid Missouri State backline along with goalkeeper Harry Townsend that posted clean sheets in a 3-0 win over Lindenwood and a 2-0 win over UTRGV. A stout Bears defense limited Lindenwood to only four shots and UTRGV to only three. Missouri State is 3-0-2. The Bears will seek to enhance their record when they welcome CSUN to Springfield on Friday.
Keagan McLaughlin – Senior – Goalkeeper – Ohio State – McLaughlin anchored an Ohio State defense that posted shutouts over Wright State 2-0 and Butler 2-0. He had four saves in each contest. McLaughlin has posted four consecutive shutouts and has only allowed one goal in five games. McLaughlin and his Buckeye teammates are off to an excellent start with a 4-0-1 record. Ohio State has a challenging week of play ahead with a contest on the road against Akron on Tuesday and a match at home with Indiana on Sunday.
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