Awards

Awards

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending September 23, 2018

Clutch performances on both sides of the ball are reflected in the CSN National Team of the Week.  

Benji Michel - Junior - Forward - Portland  Michel scored what proved to be the game-winning goal with a double assist from Greg Tracey and Esteban Calvo in Portland's 2-1 win over Oregon State.  The goal was Michel's seventh so far this season. Portland is off to its best start since the 1989 season with a 6-0-2 record. 
Achara - Junior - Forward - Georgetown  Achara sent a header into the back of the frame after receiving a well played cross from defender Dylan Nealis in Georgetown's 1-0 on the road win over Duke. He also netted the game-winning goal with a double assist from Ethan Lochner and Jacob Montes in the Hoyas 2-1 win over DePaul in a Big East play.  Georgetown improves to 5-2-1.   
Andre Shinyashiki - Senior - Forward - Denver Shinyashiki scored four goals to help Denver come from two goals down to top a determined Omaha team 4-3.  Three of his goals came in a span of just under four minutes in the early part of the second half. His fourth goal, the game-winner, came in the seventy-ninth minute of play in what was one of the most explosive contests to date in the 2018 season.   
Niklas Brodacki - Junior - Forward - Central Arkansas  Broadacki found the back of the net twice to help power Central Arkansas to a 3-0 win over Bradley in a key Missouri Valley Conference contest.  His first goal was a chip shot from six yards out with an assit from Christian Ilia.  His second score was from just inside the box with an assist from Jake Bates.  The Bears improve to 3-3-1.   
Jonathan Jimenez - Junior - Forward - Pacific  Jimenez scored the lone goal from just inside the penalty area in Pacific's 1-0 win over Stanford.  He also scored and assisted on the goals of teammates Tariq Branche and Cooper Riley to play a key role in Pacific's 4-2 win over UC Irvine.  The Tigers are undefeated in their past five contests to improve to 6-2-1. 
Mathias Ebbesen - Senior - Midfielder - Drexel  Ebbesen sent a loose ball back into the net from six yards out and converted a header out of a corner kick in Drexel's 2-0 win over Bucknell.  He also netted a penalty kick in overtime to give Drexel the edge they needed to top Elon 3-2.  The Dragons are 6-1-1. 
Matthew Chow - Junior - Midfielder - Brown Chow scored the game-winning goal in the final minute of the second overtime period to give Brown a 1-0 win over previosuly undefeated and unscored upon Rhode Island. Brown improves to 3-3-0.  The Bears face Boston University on Tuesday in their last non-conference contest before beginning Ivy League play.  
Alex Summerfield - Junior - Defender - Georgia State  Summerfield skillfully chipped a shot into the back of the frame to give Georgia State the lone goal they needed to top Mercer 1-0.  He was also part of a solid Panther defensive effort.  Georgia State improves to 6-2-0.  The Panthers have won six straight contests for the first time since the 1987 season.   
Simon Blotko - Senior - Defender - N.C. State The Wolfpack captain contributed an assist on teammate Tanner Roberts' game-winning strike and anchored a very solid backline that shutout a good Virginia Tech team 1-0 in ACC play. N.C. State secures their first win over the Hokies since 2013 and improves to 6-1-0.  
Andrew Gutman - Senior - Defender - Indiana  The Hoosier defender scored after receiving a pass from Griffin Dorsey  and contributed the assist on the goals scored by Justin Rennicks and Dorsey in Indiana's 5-0 win on the road over Evansville.  Indiana wins their seventh straight contest to improve to 7-1-0.  
Adrien Awana - Junior - Defender - Manhattan  Awana's header in the 90th minute of play out of a corner kick served in by freshman James Cotter gave Manhattan the edge they needed to upset Fordham 1-0 in the Battle of the Bronx.  Manhattan secures its first ever win over a ranked opponent and improves to 7-1-0.   
Patrik Gujic - Freshman - Goalkeeper - UMass Lowell  Gujic had six saves including several at point blank range to play a key role in UMass Lowell's 2-0 win over Vermont in a big America East Conference contest.  The River Hawks improve to 6-1-2 overall. 
Simon Lefebvre - Junior - Goalkeeper - Temple  Lefebvre had seven saves to anchor a stellar Temple defense along with backs Zach Brown, Akeem Prawl, Nick Sarver and Pierre Cayet that shutout UCF 1-0 in an American Athletic Conference contest.  Temple is now 3-4-0.  

 

Georgetown Forward Achara - College Soccer News National Player of the Week - Week Ending September 23, 2018

Achara Junior Forward Georgetown 

Achara played a key role in two significant Georgetown wins.  He scored the game-winning goal in the Hoyas 1-0 on the road win over highly regarded Duke,  He also netted the game-winning goal in overtime in Georgetown's 2-1 win over DePaul in a Big East Conference contest. 

Acura has scored four goals to date including three game-winners. 

Georgetown is now 5-2-1 overall with a 1-1-0 mark in conference play. 

The Hoyas have a chance to enhance their standing when they host nationally ranked Louisville in a non-conference contest on Tuesday.