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College Soccer News National Team Of The Week – Week Ending November 1, 2015

Jordan Morris – Junior – Forward – Stanford Morris continues to make big plays for the Cardinal. This week he assisted on teammate Tomas Hilliard's goal and added a goal of his own to help Stanford top San Diego State University 3-1. He also netted the insurance goal from twelve yards out in Stanford's 2-0 on the road win over Oregon State. Stanford is unbeaten in their last fifteen contests to improve to 13-1-2 overall with a 6-0-2 mark in Pac-12 play. Their remaining regular season dance card includes games with Washington and California. 
Brandon Allen – Senior – Forward – Georgetown  Big time players make big time plays which is exactly what Allen did last week to play a key role in Georgetown's 3-2 win over Seton Hall and 2-1 victory over Villanova in Big East action. In the win over Seton Hall he converted a penalty kick and scored the game-winning goal in overtime after displaying a nice touch on the ball to create the space needed to score. In the win over Villanova he scored the game-winner off a picture perfect give and go with Arun Basuljevic. Georgetown improves to 12-2-2 with a perfect 8-0-0 mark in conference play. The Hoyas have a big Big East contest coming up on Thursday when they host Creighton.  
Christian Thierjung – Junior – Forward – California  

Few players in the country have recently made more of an impact than Thierjung who continues to come through in the clutch for the Golden Bears. This week he scored the game-winning goal after displaying a lot of hustle and skill out of a counter attack in the eighty-eighth minute of play to power the Golden Bears past Washington on the road. He also scored from ten yards out to help California top Oregon State 2-1. The Golden Bears have won four consecutive Pac-12 contests to improve to 9-5-2 overall with a 4-3-2 mark in Pac-12 play.  

Vince Erdei – Sophomore – Forward – Stony Brook Erdei had a big week of play. He drove a header into the back of the net after receiving a cross from Serge Gamwanya and deposited a chip shot into the back of the net after receiving a through ball from Devin Flanagan to power the Seawolves past Hofstra 3-0. He also scored the game-winning goal in overtime in Stony Brook's 2-1 America East victory over Binghamton.  The Seawolves improve to 7-6-3 with a 3-2-1 mark in America East play. 
Afonso Pinheiro – Sophomore – Forward – Albany Pinheiro, who is from Sao Paulo, Brazil, became the new UAlbany Division I program leader in single season goals scored with ten when he scored twice and also contributed an assist to lead the Great Danes past Vermont 3-0. Albany has now won its last four America East Conference contests to improve to 9-7-1 overall with a 4-2-0 mark in conference play.  
Felix DeBona – Junior – Forward – Boston Univesity DeBona converted a penalty kick and sent a bullet into the back side of the frame from fifteen yards out to lead the Terriers to a 2-1 victory over Holy Cross. He also drove a header into the back of the net from inside the box with a double assist from teammates T.J. Butzke and Danny Foen in Boston Universities' 1-1 tie with Army. DeBona leads Boston University in scoring with a total of eight goals to date. The Terriers are now 11-4-2 overall with a 5-1-2 record in Patriot League play.  
David Olsen – Sophomore – Forward – Seattle Olsen continues to add punch to Seattle's attack and earns another spot on the College Soccer News National Team of the week. This week he contributed a hat trick to power the Redhawk attack to a 4-2 win over Incarnate Word. Olsen has netted a total of eleven goals to date. The Redhawks improve to 15-3-0 and have clinced the Western Athletic Conference regular season title with an 8-1-0 mark in conference play. Seattle will travel to face Utah Valley next Saturday to close out regular season play. 
Matt Vasquenza – Sophomore – Forward – Xavier   Matt Vasquenza came through once again in the clutch for the Muskeeters when he alertly took control of a deflection in the box and caused the back of the net to ripple with just over a minute remaining in regulation to give Xavier a big 2-1 win in Omaha over the Creighton Bluejays.  It was the second straight game-winning goal for  It was the second straight game-winning goal for Vasquenza. Josh Grant also scored for Xavier in that contest when he converted a header after receiving a cross form Majed Osman. The Musketeers also topped Seton Hall to improve to 11-4-1 overall with a 5-2-1 mark in Big East play. 
Noah Hutchins – Sophomore – Midfielder – Kentucky Hutchins came up huge for the Wildcats when he drove a shot from outside the box into the upper left corner of the goal with just under five minutes to play in the second overtime period to give Kentucky a 2-1 win over Charlotte on the road. The win clinced at least a share of the Conference USA regular season championship for Kentucky. The Wildcats are now 10-3-2 with a 6-0-1 record in conference play. Kentucky closes out regular season play when they host Detroit on Tuesay in a non-conferece match and FIU on Saturday in a CUSA contest.   
Jack Harrison – Sophomore – Midfielder – Wake Forest  The Demon Deacon linkman who hails from Bolton, England had a productive week of play scoring twice and contributing an assist in just twenty minutes of play to lead Wake Forest to a 4-0 non-conference win over Davidson. He also made a nice run and finished by skillfully and patiently placing a shot just inside the right post in Wake Forest's 4-2 on the road win over Louisville in ACC play. The Demon Deacons complete regular season play with a stellar 14-1-2 overall record and a 6-0-2 record in conference play. 
Danny Deakin – Junior – Midfielder – South Carolina  Deakin's play on both sides of the ball helped the Gamecocks get back in the win column with solid Conference USA victories over FIU 2-0 and Old Dominion 3-1. Deakin contributed a goal in both contests. He has scored ten goals to date and contributed two assists. South Carolina improves to 9-6-1 overall with a 6-2-0 mark in conference play. The Gamecocks close out regular season play with the opportunity to pick up another high profile win when they host non-conference foe Coastal Carolina Saturday night.  
Jordi Lluch – Senior – Defender – Winthrop  The Eagle center back had a very productive week. He scored and contriubuted an assist in Winthrop's 3-2 loss to highly regarded Coastal Carolina in which the Eagles sustained their first Big South loss of the season. He also scored twice to help Winthrop top Campbell 4-1 to win their last 2015 regular season home contest at Eagle Field. The game was the last regular season home game for veteran Winthrop head coach Rich Posipanko who has has a stellar career at the helm of the program. Winthrop is now 8-6-1 overall with a 6-1-1 record to date in Big South action. 
Nathan Ingham – RS Senior – Goalkeeper – FGCU Ingham consistently makes the big saves that he needs to make in order to give the Eagles the opportunity to prevail. This week he had four saves in FGCU's 4-0 shutout win over USC Upstate in an Atlantic Sun Conference match. He also had three saves between the pipes to anchor a stout FGCU defensive effort in a solid 1-0 non-conference win over UNCW. Ingham has seven clean sheets so far this year with a total of twenty-six career shutouts. A very good FGCU team improves to 7-3-3 with a 4-0-1 mark in Atlantic Sun Conference play.  


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