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College Soccer News National Team Of The Week – Week Ending October 13, 2013

Tim Hopkinson – Senior – Forward – Old Dominion

Hopkinson played a key role in two impressive ODU wins.  He provided the assist on teammate Gideon Asante's goal and netted the game-winning goal in overtime in ODU's 2-1 on the road win over Charlotte.  He also headed in the game-winning goal in overtime off an assist from Michael Nelson in ODU's 3-2 win over UAB. Hopkinson has eight goals so far this year. 

Patrick Mullins – Senior – Forward – Maryland

Mullins was at the center of the Terp attack in two challenging on the road matches this week. He scored the lone Maryland goal out of a counter attack with his left foot from fifteen yards out in Maryland's 1-1 tie with Notre Dame. He also converted two penalty kicks and assisted on Tsubasa Endoh's goal in Maryland's 3-3 tie with Virginia in Charlottesville.  

C Nortey – RS Sophomore – Forward – Marquette

The striker from Accra, Ghana had another big week of play for Marquette.  He netted the lone goal of the match giving Marquette the edge they needed to top highly regarded Creighton 1-0.  He also scored the game-winning goal in overtime to help the Golden Eagles top a good Butler team 3-2.  Marquette is 8-3-1 with a 4-0-0 mark in Big East competition.  

Joey Tinnion – Junior – Forward – Oakland

Tinnion contiues to take care of business on the pitch for Oakland.  After receiving a pass from teammate Gavin Hoy he made a nice move to create the space he needed to slot a shot inside the far left post in Oakland's 1-1 tie with Denver. He also netted the eventual game-winning goal when he drove a shot into the left side of the frame in Oakland's 2-1 victory over Wright State.

Will Walker – RS Junior – Midfielder – Xavier 

Walker scored twice to lead the Musketeers to a big come from behind 2-1 Big East win over the Georgetown Hoyas.  He one-timed his first goal into the back of the net after receiving a pass from teammate Garrett Halfhill.  Calum Latham and Matt Walker contributed the assist on Walker's second goal.  Xavier improves to 6-5-2.

Adam Najem – Freshman – Midfielder – Akron

The highly regarded Akron recruit scored twice to power Akron to a 2-1 win over a game Cleveland State team.  His first score came off an assist from senior forward Reinaldo Brenes.  He netted his second goal from the top of the box after receiving a cross from junior forward Saad Abdul-Salaam.  Akron improves to 8-3-0. 

Ritchie Duffie – RS Junior – Midfieder – VCU

Duffie added an additional dimension to the VCU offense scoring his first two career goals at VCU and contributing an assist to help the Rams secure Atlantic 10 wins over Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  He placed a shot into the lower left corner of the goal from the top of the box in the 4-0 win over Massachusetts. He also headed in VCU's first score in their 3-1 win over Rhode Island. 

Slobodan Aleksov – Senior – Midfielder – UIC

The UIC senior captain scored twice including the game-winning goal in overtime to lead UIC to a 2-1 win over Eastern Illinios. Credit junior Jesus Torres with the assists on both goals.  Alkesov also converted a penalty kick in UIC's 2-0 win over Detroit.  He has five goals so far this year. The Flames improve to 9-3-0.  

Jason Plumhoff – Senior – Midfielder – LaSalle

Plumoff had a very productive weekend of play. He scored and contriubuted two assists in LaSalle's 3-1 victory over Duquesne.  He also contributed the assist on teammate Pat Sulliman's goal and netted the game-winning goal to lead the Explorers past St. Bonaventure 2-1.  LaSalle is 5-5-2.  

A.J. Cochran – Junior – Defender – Wisconsin

Cochran helped the Badgers extend their home unbeaten streak to nine games and up their overall record to 8-2-1 by scoring two goals including the eventual game-winning score in Wisconsin's electrifying come from behind 4-3 win over Indiana at McClimon Complex. Wisconsin also secured a 3-2 win over Drake earlier in the week.    

Sven Lissek – Sophomore – Goalkeeper – Furman

Lissek continues to make the stops that he needs to make to enable the Paladins to prevail. This week he improved his Southern Conference leading goals against average to 0.44 in route to recording shutouts in matches with Davidson 2-0 and old Furman nemesis UNC Greensboro 0-0. Furman improves to 8-1-2 while recording eight clean sheets in their last nine contests.  

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