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College Soccer News National Team Of The Week – Week Ending November 17, 2013

Pete Caringi – Senior – Forward – UMBC

Caringi found the back of the net twice and contributed an assist to play a key role in UMBC's 4-0 victory over Hartford in the America East Championship match.  His first goal was a header after receiving a cross from back Jordan Becker.  His second goal was a header inside the right post after receiving a cross from midfielder Malcolm Harris.  UMBC improves to 16-1-2.  

Adam Lysak – RS Senior – Forward – Marquette

Lysak scored the Golden Goal off an assist from Louis Bennett II to lead Marquette to a 1-0 win over Butler in the semifinals of the Big East Tournament .  He also scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in Marqauette's 3-2 win over a gutsy Providence team to enable the Golden Eagles to claim their first ever Big East Tournamnet Championship. Marquette improves to 12-5-2.  

Jason Waterman – Junior – Forward – Elon

Waterman converted a header out of a corner kick with a double assist from teammates Samuel McBride and Daniel Lovitz to help power Elon past Georgia Southern 5-1 in the semifianl round of the Southern Conference Tourney.  He also scored in the 102nd minute of play to give Elon a 1-0 win over Wofford to up their record to 15-4-2 and secure a third consecutive automatic berth into the NCAA Tourney.  

Kevin Correa – Junior – Forward – Saint Francis Brooklyn 

Correa scored two second half goals to power the Terriers past number one seeded Central Connecticut 2-0 in a semifinal contest in the Northeast Conference Tournament.  He also scored twice to play a key role in helping St. Francis top Bryant 3-2 in the championship match.  The number four seeded Terriers claimed the NEC Championship for the first time since the 1998 campaign to earn the conference's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.  

Zac Portillos – Senior – Midfielder – Akron

Portillos scored twice and contributed a helper in Akron's 4-1 win over Western Michigan in the championship match of the Mid-American Conference Tournament.  He also contributed an assist in Akron's 3-0 win over West Virginia in the tourney semifinals.  Akron improves to 16-3-1 and will make its seventh consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament.  

Leo Stolz – Junior – Midfielder – UCLA

Stolz scored his eighth and ninth goals of the season to lead the Bruins past San Diego State 3-0.  His first goal resulted when he created space off the dribble and placed a shot into the bottom left side of the goal.  His second score was off a rebound of a shot from teammate Victor Chavez.  The Bruins completed regular season play with a 11-3-4 overall record.  

Enrique Cardenas – Senior – Midfielder – UC Irvine  

Cardenas scored his team leading eighth goal and fourth game-winner in UC Irvine's 2-0 win over UC Davis.  He also assisted on Cameron Iwasa's game-winning goal in the Anteaters' 1-0 win over Cal State Northridge in the championship match of the highly competitive Big West Conference.  The Anteater backline led by senior center back Marco Franco and redshirt sophomore netminder Michael Breslin were also rock solid.  UC Irvine has won seven straight to improve to 14-4-3.  

Thomas Allen – Senior – Defender – Charlotte 

Allen anchored a solid Charlotte backline that helped the 49ers top UAB 2-1, Kentucky 1-0 and Tulsa 1-0 to win the Conference USA Championship. Charlotte improves to 12-5-3 and has now won eight consecutive games during which time they have allowed a total of only two goals.  Allen was named the Defensive MVP ot the CUSA Tourney.   

Alex Herrera – Senior – Defender – George Mason

Herrera converted a penaly kick to give the Patriots the edge they needed to top Saint Louis 1-0 to secure the A-10 Championship for the first time since the 2008 season.  He also assisted on teammate Timi Mulgrew's game-winning goal in George Mason's 3-2 win over VCU. For his efforts he was named the Most Outstanding Player of the A-10 Tournament.  

Andrew Stone – Senior – Defender – Milwaukee

Stone alertly one-timed a rebound into the back of the net in Milwaukee's 2-0 win over Oakland. He also converted a header out of a corner kick served in by teammate Luke Goodnetter to help the Panthers top UIC 2-0 in the Horizon League Tournament Championship match.  A very talented Milwaukee team improves to 15-2-2 and earns an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.  

Tal Bublil – Senior – Defender – Drexel

Bublil was at the heart of a stout Drexel defensive effort that enabled the Dragons to shutout William and Mary 1-0 to win their first ever CAA Tournament title.  He also contributed an assist in Drexel's prior contest in which they advanced past Delaware in penalty kicks.  The Dragons under the direction of Doug Hess are NCAA Tourney bound for the second year in a row.  

Borja Angoitia – Junior – Goalkeeper – Quinnipiac

Angoitia was outstanding in goal helping Quinnipiac advance past past Iona and Monmouth in penalty kicks to claim their first ever MAAC Championship to punch their first ever ticket to the NCAA Tournament. Angoitia had six saves in the match with Iona and five saves in the contest with Monmouth. In both matches he made a crucial stop in the penalty kick shootout and also converted a penalty kick in each shootout himself.    

Brentton Muhammad – Senior – Goalkeeper – South Florida

Muhammad had ten saves in regulation and four during the penalty kick shootout to play a huge role in enabling South Florida to advance past Connecticut to claim the inaugural American Athletic Conference Championship.  He was also solid between the pipes in the Bull's 1-0 win over Temple and 2-1 victory over Rutgers. Regarding Muhammad's play in the shootout, George Kiefer stated, "It wasn't just three saves in a row, it was three in a row wherte he had to make the save or we were cooked, we were done." 

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