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College Soccer News National Team Of The Week – Week Ending November 9, 2014

Robert Kristo – Senior – Forward – Saint Louis  Kristo is a finisher who has been coming up with big plays for Saint Louis since arriving on campus in 2011. His eleventh goal of the 2014 season and 38th carrear score was a blast to the far post out of a free kick that gave Saint Louis the edge they needed to secure a 1-0 win over VCU at Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond. The Billikens improve to 12-3-2 overall with a 5-1-2 mark in A-10 play. 
Tyler Miguel – Sophomore – Forward – UC Riverside Miguel's first two goals of the 2014 season were big ones for the Highlanders. The opportunistic sophomore found the back of the net twice to provide the offense UC Riverside needed to top UC Irvine 2-0 on the road to secure the Big West South Division regular season title. Miguel alertly took advantage of a turnover in the box to net his first goal. He also netted the insurance goal from within the box after receiving a pass from teammate Philipp Dominique. 
Cameron Porter – Senior – Forward – Princeton Porter is a goal scoring machine. This week he drove a shot into the top left corner from fifteen yards out to help Princeton top American in a non-conference matchup. He also scored and contributed an assist to help power the Tigers past Penn 3-2 in an Ivy League contest. Porter has thirteen goals so far this year and three assists. Princeton improves to 10-3-3 with a 4-1-1 mark in conference play.   
Jordan Jones – Freshman – Forward – Oregon State Big plays create big wins. Jones took advantage of the scoring opportunities that came his way netting two key goals to help Oregon State upset California once again this year. Jones finished a header after receiving a cross with a double assist on the play credited to Brenden Anderson and Devonte Small. Jones also sent a strike into the bottom left corner of the frame from the top of the box in the 4-3 victory over California. Another freshman, Timmy Mueller provided the game winning goal for the Beavers.   
Zach Batteer – Senior – Forward – Stanford Batteer was a difference maker in Stanford's 2-0 win over California. He converted a header served into the center of the box by Austin Meyer and displayed both hustle and skill when he contributed the assist on teammate Jordan Morris' goal. Batteer has four goals this year and twenty career goals to date. The Cardinal also defeated Oregon State 2-1 to improve to 12-2-3 overall with a 5-1-3 mark in Pac-12 play. 
Lucas Diniz – Junior – Midfielder – Stetson Diniz scored twice to lead the Hatters past FAU 4-0 in a non-conference contest to close out regular season play with an 8-6-2 overall record and a 4-2-0 mark in A-Sun conference play. His first goal came from within the box after receiving a cross from teammate Jeppe Moe. Diniz's second score came out of a corner kick with Moe again contributing the assist. Diniz has scored seven goals and contributed nine assists so far this year.  
Mael Corboz – Junior – Midfielder – Maryland Corboz opened the scoring for the Terps off an assist from Alex Shinsky as Maryland closed out regular season play with a 3-2 win over Rutgers to secure the regular season Big Ten Title in their inaugural year as a member of the conference. He also converted a penalty kick in Maryland's 2-0 win over Rutgers in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tourney. The Terps now advance to play Michigan State. 
Patrick Hodan – Junior – Midfielder – Notre Dame Hodan provided the assist out of a corner kick on teammate Brandon Aubrey's goal and scored unassisted from sixteen yards out to help the Irish topple Virginia 3-0 in a quarterfinal match in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. Notre Dame improves to 11-4-3 and advances to face the Clemson Tigers.
Ken Krolicki – Freshman – Midfielder – Michigan State  Krolicki scored twice to lead the Spartans past Indiana 3-2. His first score was a bullet from twenty-five yards out with an assist from midfielder Dewey Lewis. Krolicki's second goal came from twelve yards out after he made a nice move in the box to create the angle he needed to find the back of the net.  Michigan State also topped Penn State 1-0 with senior forward Tim Kreutz driving a clean one-timer into the back of the net for the game winner.    
Vincent Keller – Junior – Defender – Creighton The Bluejay co-captain played a key role on both sides of the ball in Creighton's 3-0 win over Providence to secure the Big East regular season title and the number one seed in the conference tourney.  Keller scored what proved to be the insurance goal with an assist from Fabian Herbers and was part of a very solid Bluejay defensive effort. Creighton improves to 14-2-2 with a 7-1-1 record in Big East play.    
Jordi Lluch – Junior – Defender – Winthrop  Lluch was at the heart of a Winthrop defense that shutout Radford 1-0 on the road in a Big South Conference match. The Eagle center back anchored a stout defense that limited Radford to just four shots. Winthrop finished regular season play with a 12-4-1 overall record and a 6-2-1 mark in conference play. The Eagles recorded their first twelve win season since the 2008 campaign.  
Nils Leifhelm – Freshman – Goalkeeper – Rhode Island Leifhelm had twelve saves that included a key stop of a penalty kick to play a huge role in Rhode Island's 1-0 win over Duquesne. The Rams improve to 11-4-3 overall and finish regular season Atlantic 10 play with a 7-1-0 record to earn their first regular season title since 2005. Leifhelm finished regualr season play with eight shutouts while anchoring a defense that only allowed a total of four goals in conference play.  
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