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College Soccer News – National Team Of The Week – Week Ending October 16, 2016

Zach Wright – Junior -Forward – North Carolina Wright scored North Carolina's first goal in their 7-0 thumping of UNC Ashville.  He also came up big for the Tar Heels when he made a nice move at speed off the dribble to create the space he needed to drive a shot into the back of the goal from near the top of the box to net the game-winner in UNC's 2-1 win over rival Duke in ACC action. The Tar Heels are 10-2-1 overall with a 4-1-1 mark in conference action.  
Julio Moncada – RS Junior Forward – UNCW Moncada contributed the asist on junior forward Stian Sandbekkhaug's goal in UNCW's 1-1 tie with the College of Charleston. He also scored twice to lead the Seahawks to a 3-1 win over Hofstra. UNCW improves to 7-2-2 overall with a 2-0-2 mark in Colonial Athletic Association play. 
Matthew Puig – Freshman – Forward – Tulsa Puig netted what proved to be the game winning goal from seventeen yards out after receiving a pass from Quinton Duncan to help Tulsa upset Creighton 2-1. He also contributed a goal when he scored from seven yards out with a double assist from teammates Rollie Rocha and Kay Quit to help the Golden Hurricane defeate a determined UCF team 3-2. Tulsa improves to 7-4-2 overall with a 2-2-0 mark in American Athletic Conference action.  
Ahinga Selemani – Junior – Forward – UCSB Selemani has been finding the back of the net on a consistent basis for the Gauchos. This week he scored their lone goal in a 1-1 draw with Sacramento State. Selemani also netted UCSB's first goal with Kevin Feucht providing the second in their 2-1 come from behind win on the road over Cal Poly before a crowd of 11,075 fans. UCSB improves to 8-5-2 overall with a 4-0-2 mark in Big West Conference play. 
Adam Wilson – Sophomore – Midfielder – Cinciinnati  Wilson is a playmaker. He had two assists in the Bearcats 3-0 nonconference win over IUPUI and contributed two more helpers in their 4-0 win over Temple in an American Athletic Conference contest. Wilson now has ten assists so far this year. The Bearcats rebound from a 5-0 thumping from Connecticut to win two straight to up their record to 8-4-1 with a 3-1-0 mark in conference play.  
Ian Harkes – Senior – Midfielder – Wake Forest Harkes is a playmaker. His penalty kick proved to be the difference in the Demon Deacons 1-0 win over Marshall. Wake Forest was awarded the penalty kick when Luis Argudo was fouled in the box. He also converted a penalty kick to score Wake Forest's second goal in their 2-1 win over Louisville. The Deacons improve to 10-2-2 overall with a 4-1-1 mark in ACC play.   
Garrett Heine – Senior – Midfielder – George Washington Heine had a productive week of play.  He scored twice and contributed an assist in George Washington's 3-0 win over George Mason. He also scored twice to lead the Colonials past Saint Joseph's 3-0. The Colonials improve to 7-5-2 overall with a 2-1-2 mark in Atlantic 10 play.  
Tomas Hilliard-Arce – Junior – Defender – Stanford Hilliard-Acre was a key part of a Stanford defense that was rock solid. This week the Cardinal was very effective on both sides of the ball recording a 3-0 shutout win over UCLA and a 3-1 win over San Diego State in two key Pac-12 Conference contests. Hilliard-Acre drove a header into the back of the net out of a set piece served in by Corey Baird in the win over San Diego State. The Cardinal improve to 8-2-3 overall with a 5-0-0 mark in conference play. .   
Robby Sagel – Senior – Defender – Penn State Sagel was part of a solid Nittany Lion defense that shutout Pitt 1-0 and Michigan State 1-0. He also contributed the game winning goal in double overtime in the contest with Michigan State when he decisively drove a header into the back of the net out of a free kick served in by Riley Grant. Penn State gains momemtum and improves to 6-6-1 with a 3-3-0 mark in Big Ten play. 
Alex Crognale – Senior – Defender – Maryland Crognale played a key role in Maryland's 3-2 come from behind win over a very determined Wisconsin team. He scored out of a free kick served in by Amar Sejdic and out of a corner kick with a double assist from Sejdic and Chris Odoi-Atsem. The Terps also topped West Virginia on the road 1-0 with Sedjdic netting the lone goal of the match. Maryland improves to 11-0-2 overall. 
Jeff Caldwell – Junior – Goalkeeper – Virginia Caldwell has been taking care of business between the pipes for the Cavaliers. He had a seven save evening to anchor a stout Virginia defense that shutout an explosie Notre Dame team 1-0 in a big Atlantic Coast Conference contest. Sophomore forward Edward Opoku scored the lone goal for Virginia in the win over the Irish. Caldwell was also rock solid in goal in Virginia's 1-1 tie with Radford. The Cavaliers are unbeaten in their last six games to improve to 7-2-4 overall with a 2-2-2 mark in ACC play.  


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