National Player Of The Week

Valparaiso Midfielder Lucca Lacerda - College Soccer News National Player of the Week - Week Ending October 14, 2018

Lucca Lacerda  Senior  Midfielder  Valparaiso

No player in the country had more of an impact on the success his team enjoyed this week than Lacerda.  His three goal week enabled Valpo to win back-to-back games for the first time this year. 

Lacerda netted the game-winning goal in Valpo's 2-1 win over Eastern Illinois when he scored out of a free kick from ten yards outside the box in the eighty-fifth minute of play.  He also provided the assist on teammate Akeem Bradford's goal.   

Lacerda followed that contest up with goals from fifteen and thirty-five yards out to lead Valpo to a 2-0 win over Bradley on the road in a Missouri Valley Conference match. 

Valparaiso will seek to keep their win streak alive when they host Central Arkansas on Saturday. 


Saint College Forward Jake Rudel - College Soccer News National Player of the Week - Week Ending October 7, 2018S

Jake Rudel Junior  Forward  Saint Mary's 

The striker from Fort Collins, Colorado came up big once again for Saint Mary's scoring goals early in each half to help propel the Gaels to a 4-0 win over Pacific. 

Rudel blasted a shot from outside the box into the far left corner of the frame in the thirteenth minute of play and decisively drove a header into the back of the net in the first few seconds of the second stanza.  

Rudel has scored ten goals and contributed two assists to date and is among the reasons the Gaels are a perfect 12-0-0. 

Rudel and his teammates will seek to keep the momentum going when they welcome San Francisco to Moraga next Saturday. 

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.