National Player Of The Week

Stanford Goalkeeper Andrew Thomas - College Soccer News National Player of the Week - Week Ending November 25, 2018

Andrew Thomas RS Freshman Goalkeeper Stanford

Defense played a key role in outcome of Sweet Sixteen contests across the country.

Thomas posted his eleventh shutout of the year with an eleven save evening including several stops at point blank range during 110 minutes of scoreless soccer with Saint Mary's.   

He also had two stops during a penalty kick shootout to give Stanford the slim edge they needed to advance past the highly regarded Gaels 4-2 in a penalty kick shootout.   

Jeremy Gunn stated, "Andrew kept us in the game today with some amazing saves." 

Stanford survives and advances to the Elite Eight where the Cardinal will host Akron on Friday.  The Zips upset number one seed Wake Forest in Winston Salem 1-0 to punch their ticket to the quarterfinals.  

 

JMU Midfielder Manuel Ferriol - College Soccer News National Player of the Week - Week Ending November 18, 2018

Manuel Ferriol Junior Midfielder  James Madison  

Ferriol and his James Madison teammates had an impressive week of play during which they topped HIgh Point University 3-0 and number five seed North Carolina 2-1 on the road. 

Ferriol scored twice to power the JMU attack in the win over High Point and once in the win over North Carolina.  He has now scored a total of nine goals and contributed five helpers for a James Madison team this is playing very well and making their presence known on both sides of the ball. 

The Dukes improve to 14-4-3 and will face number twelve seed Virginia Tech on Sunday in what shapes up to be a very competitive Sweet Sixteen contest. 

Grand Canyon Goalkeeper George Tasouris - College Soccer News National Player of the Week - Week Ending November 11, 2018

George Tasouris  RS Freshman Goalkeeper Grand Canyon

Tasouris has been at the heart of a GCU defense that has not allowed a goal in the past 320 minutes of play.

Last week he had a total of twenty-two saves as Grand Canyon posted clean sheets over Utah Valley 1-0, Air Force 1-0 and San Jose State 1-0 to win the WAC Tournament and punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament.

For his work between the pipes, Tasouris was named the WAC Tournament MVP.

The Lopes under the leadership of head coach Schellas Hyndman will keep what has been a special season alive when they travel to face UC Irvine out of the Big West Conference on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.  

 

Pacific Forward Jonathan Jimenez - College Soccer News National Player of the Week - Week Ending November 4, 2018

Jonathan Jimenez  Junior  Forward Pacific

Jimenez scored three goals in the second half of play within a three minute span to help Pacific come from behind to top Portland 3-2 in a West Coast Conference contest. 

Jimenez has scored eight goals to date including four game-winners and has contributed five assists. 

The Tigers improve to 10-5-2 with a 4-2-0 mark in conference play.  They will close out regular season play next Satruday when they travel to face Gonzaga.