National Player Of The Week

College Soccer News National Player Of The Week - Week Ending September 15, 2013

Joey Calistri - Sophomore - Forward - Northwestern -  

Calistri had another extremely productive week of soccer for the Wildcats.  He netted a hat trick to lead Northwestern to a 4-0 win over Green Bay to record the first hat trick by a Northwestern player since the 2008 season.  He also scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in Northwestern's 2-0 win over Butler.  Calistri was the hands down choice for the Most Valuable Player of the NIU Tournament.  

Northwestern head coach Tim Lenahan stated, "A great win for us, great to be champions of the NIU tournament.  I thought it was a really strong weekend for us, obvioulsy with Joey Calistri with four goals being the highlight."  

The Wildcats have now won four in a row without allowing a goal after losing their season opener.  They next take to the pitch when they host Saint Mary's on Friday, September 20 and Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday September 22 in the Lakeside Classic.  

College Soccer News National Player Of The Week - Week Ending September 8, 2013

Pete Caringi III - Senior - Forward - UMBC 

Caringi continues to be a difference maker at UMBC.  He contributed a pair of goals to lead the Retrievers to a 3-1 win over Central Connecticut State.  He also scored twice to help UMBC secure a 3-1 victory over St. Francis Brooklyn.  UMBC is off to a 4-0-0 start during which time Caringi has netted a total of eight goals including three game-winners.  Caringi is now number seven on UMBC's all-time goal scoring list and the Retrievers are off to their best start since beginning the 2009 season with a 9-0-0 record.     

UMBC will take its undefeated record on the road when they travel to face Radford on Saturday, September 14.   

College Soccer News National Player Of The Week - Week Ending September 1, 2013

Goffin Boyoko - Senior - Forward - UC Santa Barbara 

Boyoko and his teammates traveled to Illinois to face Northwestern on Friday night and the University of Illiniois, Chicago on Sunday afternoon.   Boyoko played a key role in both contests.  He scored the first two goals in UCSB's 3-1 win over Northwestern.  The first was a header out of a free kick put in play by teammate Drew Murphy from twenty-five yards out.  The second was a picture perfect one touch into the back of the net after receiving a cross from teammate Achille Campion.  

Boyoko also headed in the lone goal in the Gaucho's 1-0 win over UIC with an assist from midfielder Armand Bagramyan

It was a very successful start of the 2013 season for the Gauchos who looked solid on both sides of the ball. Boyoko and his teammates will seek to keep their win streak alive when they host Gonzaga on Friday, September 6.  

Player Of The Week


College Soccer News has named a Player Of The Week since the 2001 Season. 2013 selections will be made weekly when the season begins.


2012 Selections were:


Week Ending 8-26-2012 - Devon Sandoval -Senior - Forward -New Mexico   

Week Ending 9-2-2012 - Brandon Allen -Freshman -Forward - Georgetown  

Week Ending 9-9-2012 - Tim Hopkinson - Junior - Forward - Old Dominion

Week Ending 9-16-2012 - Axel Sjoberg - RS Freshman -Defender - Marquette

Week Ending 9-23-2012 - Chris Thomas -Senior - Forward - Elon 

Week Ending 9-30-2012 - Carlos Alvarez -Senior -Midfielder - Connecticut 

Week Ending 10-7-2012 - Eriq Zavaleta - Sophomore - Forward - Indiana 

Week Ending 10-14-2012 - Rob Lovejoy - Junior - Forward - North Carolina

Week Ending 10-21-1012 - Dylan Asher -Junior -Forward -Kentucky 

Week Ending 10-28-2012 - Ryan Finley - Senior - Forward - Notre Dame

Week Ending 11-4-2012 - David Meves - Senior - Goalkeeper - Akron

Week Ending 11-11-2012 - Don Anding -Senior -Forward - Northeastern 

Week Ending 11-18-2012 - Dan Delgado -Senior - Midfielder - San Diego

Week Ending 11-25-2012 - Nikita Kotlov -Junior - Midfielder - Indiana