National Player Of The Week

Wake Forest Midfielder Bruno Lapa - College Soccer News National Player of the Week - Week Ending September 30, 2018

Bruno Lapa  Junior  Midfielder  Wake Forest 

Lapa continues to be a difference maker on the offensive side of the ball for the Demon Deacons.  

This week he scored twice and assisted on teammate Aristotle Zarris' goal in a 5-1 non-conference win over Davidson.  He also scored what proved to be the game-winning goal with an assist from Logan Gdula in Wake Forest's 4-2 win over Duke in a key Atlantic Coast Conference contest.

Lapa has scored nine times and contributed six goals to date and is among the reasons why Wake Forest is 10-0-0. 

The Demon Deacons host UNCG in a non-conference contest on Tuesday and travel to face Syracuse on Friday in what could be a very challenging ACC match. 


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.     


Denver Forward Andrew Shinyashiki - College Soccer News National Player of the Week - September 16, 2018

Andrew Shinyashiki  Senior Forward  University of Denver

Shinyashiki is named the College Soccer News National Player of the Week for the second time this year after a five goal weekend.  He scored twice to lead Denver past Harvard 3-1 and three times to power the Pioneer attack in a 3-0 win over San Francisco. 

Shinyashiki has scored a total of thirteen goals including three hat tricks in seven contests so far this year. His ability to create and finish scoring opportunities has helped the Pioneers secure a 6-0-1 record to date. 

Shinyashiki and his Denver teamates will seek to up their win total when they travel to face Omaha on Saturday, September 22.



Kentucky Forward JJ Williams - College Soccer News National Player of the Week - September 9, 2018

JJ Williams Junior  Forward  Kentucky 

Williams came up big for the Big Blue Nation when he scored twice in the first half of play to propel Kentucky past in-state rival Louisville 3-0.  His first goal when he made a nice move to create space after receiving a well played long ball from teammate Tanner Hummel.  His second goal was a header set up by a pass from Hummel and a cross from Marcel Meinzer. 

Williams also contributed the insurance goal with an assist from Meinzer in Kentucky's 2-0 win on the road over UAB in CUSA play. 

The Wildcats are off to a 4-0-0 start for the first time since the 2009 season. 

Williams and his Kentucky teamates will seek to keep their win streak alive when they travel to Cincinnati to face Xavier on Tuesday.