|Sagi Lev-Ari – Junior – Forward – Cal State Northridge||
Lev-Ari scored twice to lead the Matadors to a 4-1 victory over Central Arkansas. He also contributed the assist on teammate David Turcios' goal and scored a goal to help Cal State Northridge top highly regarded New Mexico 3-2 in Albuquerque. The Matadors are off to a 6-0-0 start.
|Mamadee Nyepon – Junior – Forward – High Point||Nyepon provided the spark that the Panthers needed to top UNC Greensboro 3-0 on the road and Navy 2-0 at home. Nyepon scored twice in the win over UNC Greensboro and scored a goal and contributed the helper on teammate Pat Shelton's goal in the victory over Navy. High Point improves to 2-3-0.|
|Joey Calistri – Sophomore – Forward – Northwestern||
Calistri nettted a hat trick to lead Northwestern to a 4-0 win over Green Bay. It was the first hat trick by a Northwestern player since the 2008 campaign. He also scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in Northwestern's 2-0 victory over Butler. The Wildcats improve to 4-1-0.
|Leo Stolz – Junior – Midfielder – UCLA||
Stolz's first goal as a Bruin was a big one. After receiving a free kick he weaved his way into the box and sent a bullet into the far post to give UCLA the edge they needed to top UCSB 1-0. He also scored at close range and contributed an assist on teammate Brian Iloski's goal via a give and go in UCLA's 3-2 win over San Diego.
|Matt Walker – Senior – Midfielder – Xavier||
Walker scored a goal and assisted on Jalen Brown's score in Xavier's 2-0 win over UC Irvine. He also placed a shot into the left side of the goal and provided the helper on teammate Gino DePaoli's game-winning strike in Xavier's 2-1 win over Kentucky. Xavier gets back on track and improves to 2-3-0 to date.
|Pedro Ribeiro – Senior – Midfielder – Coastal Carolina||
Ribeiro placed a penalty kick in the right side of the net in Coastal Carolina's 3-1 win over South Carolina. He defty used his left foot to place a shot just inside the near post out of a corner kick and scored from eight yards out to help the Chanticleers top UNC Greensboro 4-2 to improve to 3-2-0.
|Mark Anthony Gonzalez – Sophomore – Midfielder – Evansville||
Gonzalez received a cross from teammate Nate Opperman that he deposited into the back of the net with 34 seconds remaining in the second overtime period to give the Purple Aces a 2-1 win over Saint Louis. Gonzalez also scored twice to power Evansville to a 3-1 win over Georiga State. The Purple Aces are now 3-2-1.
|Mael Corboz – Sophomore – Midfiedler – Rutgers||
Corboz played a key role in helping the Scarlet Knights secure wins over in-state rival Princeton 3-2 and South Carolina 3-0. He scored twice in the win over Princeton and contributed the game-winning goal and two assists in the victory over South Carolina. Corboz has five goals to date and Rutgers is now 3-2-1.
|Dennis Castillo – Sophomore – Defender – VCU||
Castillo was solid on both sides of the ball. He headed in the lone goal of the game in VCU's 1-0 win over Akron at FirstEnergy Stadium. He also provided an assist on teammate Kharlton Belmar's game-winning goal in VCU's 1-0 win over Niagara. Castillo was named the Offensive MVP of the Akron Tournament. Teammate Andrew Wells was named the Defensive MVP.
|Magnus Thorsson- Sophomore – Defender – Winthrop||
Thorsson had a productive week helping the Eagles secure a 5-2 win over Stetson and a 2-1 victory over Mercer in the Mercer Classic. He scored a goal in the win over Stetson and contributed an assist in the contest with Mercer. For his contribution he was named the MVP of the Mercer Classic. Winthrop is 4-0-1.
|Rafael Diaz – RS Senior – Goalkeeper – St. John's||
Diaz had a season high six saves to lead a solid Red Storm defense that shutout South Carolina 1-0. Diaz also had five saves and recorded his third consecutive shutout in goal in St. John's 1-0 win over West Virginia. The Johnnies improve their record to 5-1-0.
College Soccer News National Team Of The Week – Week Ending September 15, 2013
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