National Player Of The Week

College Soccer News National Player Of The Week, Jordan Morris, Stanford - Week Ending November 29, 2015

Jordan Morris - Junior - Forward - Stanford 

Morris played a key role in Stanford's 3-1 win over a very tenacious and talented Ohio State Buckeye team to advance to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament. Morris scored his ninth and tenth goals of the season in the contest. Morris netted the first goal for the Cardinal after a nice combination of passes with teammate Eric Verso chipping the ball forward to Morris who then dispatched it into the back of the net. Morris' second goal which proved to be the game-winner resulted when teammate freshman Amir Bashti made a nice move in tight space to create the angle he needed to send a back heeled pass to Morris which Morris then bent into the back of the goal.  

Next up for Stanford is a cross country trip and a date with number one seeded Wake Forest in the Elite Eight on Saturday with a trip to the College Cup on the line. 

College Soccer News National Player Of The Week - Simon Enstrom, Boston College - Week Ending November 22, 2015

Simon Enstrom - Freshman - Forward - Boston College 

Enstrom who is from Huddinge, Sweden came up with two huge goals this week for the Eagles. He scored the lone goal of the contest in Boston College's 1-0 win over Vermont in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. He also drove a shot into the lower left corner of the goal in overtime to give the Eagles the edge they needed to top number fourteen seeded South Florida 2-1 to survive and advance to the Sweet Sixteen.  Enstrom has scored a total of nine goals so far this year.

Boston College improves to 11-7-1.  

The Eagles will seek to continue to advance in the NCAA Tournament but things don't get any easier for Enstrom and his Boston College teammates who now face number three seeded Georgetown in Washington. 

 

College Soccer News National Player Of The Week - Ben Polk, Syracuse - Week Ending November 15, 2015

Ben Polk - Junior - Forward - Syracuse 

Polk and his Syracuse teammates had a great run to win the ACC Tournament Championship defeating N.C. State 2-0 at home then advancing past North Carolina in a penalty kick shootout after the score was tied 1-1, defeating Clemson 2-0 and Notre Dame 1-0 on the road.

This week Polk scored both goals for the Orange in their huge 2-0 win over Clemson with teammates Louis Cross and Noah Rynhart providing the assists. He also scored the lone goal in the 1-0 win over Notre Dame with an assist from Julian Buescher. For his efforts Polk was named the Tournament Most Valuable Player and teammates Julian Buescher, Miles Robinson and Hendrik Hilpert joined him on the All-Tournament Team.

Syracuse improves to 13-5-3 overall and has earned the ACC's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.  The Orange and the rest of the country will learn what lies in front of them on the road to the College Cup when the 2015 NCAA Tournament seeds and the brackets will be announced on Monday, November 16 at 1 p.m. on NCAA.com.  

 

College Soccer News National Player Of The Week - Kyle Culbertson - Ohio State - Week Ending November 8, 2015

Kyle Culbertson - Senior - Midfielder - Ohio State 

Culbertson and his Ohio State teammates had a very productive week of play. Culbertson who is from Columbus produced a pair of goals to play a key role in Ohio State's 3-1 win over Michigan to secure the Big Ten Regular Season Title for the Buckeyes before a crowd of 3,448 fans at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. He also scored the game-winning goal in overtime from twelve yards out after receiving a pass from Austin Bergstrom to give Ohio State the edge they needed to top a determined Penn State team 1-0 in a quarterfinal match in the Big Ten Tournament. Culbertson has scored a total of six goals so far this year and contributed five assists.

After beginning the year with a 1-4-0 record Ohio State turned things around and are now 12-5-2 overall with a 5-2-1 record in Big Ten regular season play. The Buckeyes advance to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament where they will host a Rutgers team on Friday that has won eight out of its last nine contests including a 2-0 win over Northwestern to punch their ticket into the semifinal round.