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College Soccer News National Team Of The Week – Week Ending September 21, 2014

 Dominique Badji – Senior – Forward – Boston University  Badji drove a shot into the back of the goal after receiving a well played cross from teammate junior Richie Robinson and also provided the helper on freshman midfielder David Amirani's game winning goal to help propel Boston University past Northeastern 2-1.  He also scored twice to power the Terrier attack in their 2-2 tie with Princeton.  
Pat Flynn – Sophomore – Forward – Bowling Green  Flynn continues to come up with big plays for the Falcons.  His tenth goal of the year gave Bowling Green the edge they needed to top Michigan 1-0 in Ann Arbor. He followed that up with a two goal evening that included the game winner to lead BGSU past Eastern Illinois University 3-1 at Cochrane Field. The Falcons are 6-1-0 and have already matched their win total for the 2013 season.    
Som Essome – Sophomore – Forward – Virginia Tech  Essome was the catalyst on the offensvie side of the ball for the Hokies in their 2-0 win over Wake Forest.  He contributed the assists on the goals scored by Ricardo John and Niels Kirch.  The win was Virginia Tech's first over Wake Forest since joining the ACC. The Hokies also secured a 1-0 non-conference win over UNCG and are now 4-3-1 overall. 
Ethan Kutler – Sophomore – Midfielder – Colgate  Kutler had a five goal weekend.  He scored twice to help power Colgate to a 3-1 win over Fairleigh Dickinson and notched a hat trick to lead the Raiders to a 3-1 victory over a very solid Siena team. Kutler has found the back of the net nine times so far this season.  Colgate improves to 3-3-1.  
Sean Davis – Senior – Midfielder – Duke Davis cureld a shot into the left side of the net out of a free kick from twenty-five yards out and assisted on freshman Cameron Moseley's game winner in Duke's 2-1 win over arch rival North Carolina before a full house at Koskinen Staduim in Durham.  
Leo Stolz – Senior – Midfielder – UCLA  Stolz skillfully controlled the ball then deftly placed a shot into the bottom left corner of the net from the 18 yard box to give the Bruins the edge they needed to top UC Santa Barbara at Harder Stadium in Santa Barbara.  The goal was Stoltz's third of the season to date. 
Jamie Dell – Senior – Midfielder – UNCW  Dell took advantage of the scoring opportunities that came his way finding the back of the net twice including the game winning goal in overtime to lead the Seahawks past ODU 2-1.  His first goal came out of a long throw in put in play by Jacob VanCompernolle.  Michael Mecham provided the assist on the game winner. UNCW also topped Campbell 1-0 with Colin Bonner netting the game winner. 
Zach Carroll – Junior – Defender – Michigan State  Carroll anchored a very solid and resilient Michigan State backline that shutout Maryland 1-0 in College Park in the 2014 Big Ten opener for both schools.   Jason Stacy netted the lone goal in the contest. The Spartan defense led by netminder Zach Bennett has now recorded five shutouts so far this year. The Spartans are now 4-1-1 overall.  
Marko Drljic – Senior – Defender – NJIT  Drljic and his NJIT teammates had a productive week topping LIU-Brooklyn 3-1 and upsetting nationally ranked Navy 1-0 to improve to 4-2-1.  Drljic alertly redireted a rebound of his own shot into the back of the net and assisted on teammate Jimmy Myers' goal in the win over LIU-Brooklyn. He also contributed the assist on Joshua Mercer's game winning goal in the win over Navy.  
Jack Alberts – RS Freshman – Defender – Marquette Alberts was in the right place at the right time for the Golden Eagles this week and came up with two big goals.  He converted a header from six yards out that was served in by sophomore Louis Bennett II in Marquette's 2-0 win over cross town rival Milwaukee before a capacity crowd at Valley Fields.  Alberts and Bennett teamed up again on an almost identical play with Alberts scoring on a header in Marquette's 2-0 win over a good NIU team. 
Callum Irving – Junior – Goalkeeper – Kentucky   Irving had another stellar week in goal for the Wildcats who shutout Xavier 1-0 and played Furman to a 0-0 scoreless tie.  In the contest with Furman, Irving had seven saves including several key stops at close range.  Kentucky has now recorded four straight shutouts and has not been scored upon in 414 minutes of play.   


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