The College Soccer News National Team of the Week recognizes top individual performers on both sides of the ball from coast to coast who played a key role in the success of their team. The teams of the players selected were a healthy 21-0-3 for the week.
|McLaughlin netted what proved to be the game-winning goal with an assist from Knut Ahlander and provided the helper on Ahlander's goal in SMU's 2-0 win over Duke in Durham. He also drove a bicycle kick into the back of the net after controlling a deflection in SMU's 2-1 on the road win over Denver. SMU is 7-0-0.|
|Oladeinbo sent a header into the back of the net after receiving a cross from Cole Watkins to help Dayton upset West Virginia 2-0. He also converted two headers to help power Dayton past Detroit Mercey 5-0. The Flyers gain momemtum as they up their record to 3-4-0.|
|Jennings continues to be a force on the offensive side of the ball for UCF. He scored twice in UCF's 4-1 win over in state rival FGCU and contributed what proved to be the game-winning goal from inside the box in the Knights 2-0 win over South Carolina. Jennings has scored eight times so far this year.|
|Saramago scored three times in Loyola Maryland's 4-0 win over Army in a Patriot Leage contest. Saramago used his speed and touch on the ball to create the space he needed to score the first two. His third goal was a header that was set up by passes from Justin Ingram and Jonathan Sousa. The Greyhounds are 2-4-0.|
|Dieye came up big for the Cardinals when he made a nice move to create the space he needed to slot a shot into the upper right corner and then created a turnover and drove a shot inside the left post to enable Louisville to come from a goal down to top Virginia Tech 2-1 in an Atlantic Coast Conferene match. The Cardinals improve to 3-1-2.|
|Ferriol had an impressive four goal week during which he scored the lone goal in JMU's 1-0 win over then number one ranked Wake Forest and netted a hat trick to help JMU top Mount Saint Mary's 3-0. James Madison has won five straight to improve to 5-2-0.|
|Petridis continues to make good things happen for the Johnnies. He sent a shot into the far post after intercepting a pass near midfield and assisted on teammate Tiago Teixeira's goal in St. John's 5-1 win over Columbia. He also scored twice and added a helper in St. John's 3-1 come from behind win over Xavier in Big East play. St. John's improves to 7-0-0.|
|Montes is a playmaker. He one-touched a shot into the right post that was set up by a nice move and pass from teammate Dylan Nealis and scored with a double assist from Paul Rothrock and Derek Dobson to help power Georgetown past Butler 3-0 in Big East Conference action. The Hoyas are now 6-0-0.|
|Yale defeated Fairfield 1-0 and Stony Brook 2-0 to improve to 4-0-2. The Bulldogs are unbeaten after six games for the first time since 2005. Yuste scored from the top corner of the box with a double helper from Paolo Carroll and Ryan Matteo and sent a shot into the back of the net with Carroll and Logan Sullivan assisting in the win over Stony Brook. Yuste has four goals to date.|
|Djeffal helped the Beavers secure two good wins in Pac-12 play. He scored and assisted on teammate Joel Walker's goal in Oregon State's 2-0 win over UCLA. He also converted a penalty kick and assisted on Steffan Yeates goal in a 2-1 win over San Diego State.|
|Wilson was at the heart of a tenacious Drake backline that shutout Western Illinois 1-0 and MVC foe Bradley 2-0 during the week to improve to 4-3-0.|
|Sena was part of a solid and continually improving Pitt defensive effort that shutout Akron 1-0 and Boston College 2-0 during the week. Pitt improves to 3-3-1 with a 1-1-0 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play.|
Gutierrez had an impressive fifteen save weekend including several key stops to anchor a UC Riverside defense that shutout Loyola Marymount 0-0 and tied Grand Canyon 1-0. UC Riverside is 5-1-2.
|Jackson was rock solid between the pipes for the Lions. He posted five stops in LMU's 0-0 tie with UC Riverside and followed that up with a five save evening in LMU's 2-0 win over CSUN. The 5-1-1 Lions have posted six straight shutouts.|