National Player Of The Week

College Soccer News - National Player Of The Week - Indiana Midfielder Tanner Thompson - Week Ending October 30, 2016

Tanner Thompson Senior Midfielder  Indiana University 

Thompson contributed a hat trick scoring three goals in the first stanza of play to lead Indiana to a convincining 5-0 win over Saint Louis. He also came up big when he scored the game-winning goal with just under five minutes remaining in regulation to give the Hoosiers the edge they needed to top a very game Michigan State team 2-1 in a key Big Ten contest.

Thompson is a playmaker who has scored a total of eight goals so far this year and contributed two assists.

Indiana improves to 10-1-6 overall with a 3-0-5 mark in the Big Ten Conference.

The Hoosiers have secured the number two seed in the upcoming Big Ten Conference Tournament and will host number seven seeded Northwestern on Sunday, November 6.


College Soccer News - National Player Of The Week - Cal State Fullerton Forward Alex Heilmann - Week Ending October 23, 2016

Alex Heilmann Senior  Forward  Cal State Fullerton

Heilmann continues to make good things happen for Cal State Fullerton. This week he was again at the heart of what has been a revitalized Titan offense when he drove a header into the back of the net out of a free kick put in play by teammate Robert Coronado in Cal State Fullerton's 3-1 win over UC Irvine. Heilmann also scored from ten yards with a nice assist from Ross McPhie to lead the Titans past UC Riverside 1-0 on the road.

Heilmann has scored three times in the last four matches and he leads the Big West conference with ten goals scored to date.

CS Fullerton head coach George Kuntz stated, "I'm proud of the progress our team has made in the past few weeks."  He added, "Our team displayed grit, poise, calm under pressure, defensive composure and execution by Alex Heilmann."

Heilmann is a key reason why the Titans have won three straight to improve their record to 8-8-1 overall with a 4-3-1 mark in Big West play.

The Titans will have a key Big West Conference contest coming up on Wednesday when they host CSUN in their final regular season home match.


College Soccer News - National Player Of The Week - George Washington Midfielder Garrett Heine - Week Ending October 16, 2016

Garrett Heine Senior Midfielder  George Washington 

Heine had a very productive nine point week that included four goals and an assist as he played a key role in helping George Washington secure convincing wins in two Atlantic 10 contests. He netted two goals and contributed an assist in GW's 3-0 on the road win over George Mason. Heine also scored twice in the Colonials' 3-0 win at the GW Soccer Field over Saint Joseph's.  George Washington improves to 7-3-5 overall with a 2-1-2 mark in conference play.

The Colonials will seek to build on the success they enjoyed last week when they travel to tangle with St. Bonaventure on Wednesday.


College Soccer News - National Player Of The Week - Creighton Forward Riggs Lennon - Week Ending October 9, 2016

Riggs Lennon Senior Forwad  Creighton

Lennon's selection is based in large part on the contribution he has made year to date at Creighton. The Bluejays entered the season with a big void to fill due to the departure of forward Fabian Herbers and midfielder Timo Pitter.

The senior transfer from Virginia has fit in nicely with the Creighton attack and proved to be just what the doctor ordered contributing nine goals including three game-winners to date. This week Lennon came up big once again for Creighton when he converted a header out of a corner kick put in play by teammate Joel Rydstrand to give the Bluejays the edge they needed to top a very good Butler team 1-0.

Creighton now stands at 7-1-3 overall with a league leading 3-0-1 record in Big East Conference play.  

The Bluejays return to the pitch on Tuesday, October 11 when they travel to face non-conference foe Tulsa. Creighton then returns to the friendly confines of Morrison Stadium on Saturday to host Marquette in a Big East Conference contest.