National Player Of The Week

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. 


College Soccer News - National Player Of The Week - FGCU Forward Albert Ruiz - Week Ending October 2, 2016

Albert Ruiz  Junior  Forward  FGCU 

Ruiz has been a scoring machine for the high powered Eagle offense. He has placed the  ball in the back of the net a total of eleven times so far this year producing two hat tricks.

Last week, in what no doubt will be among the more unusual games of the 2016 season, Ruiz scored three goals from the run of play by the 9:02 mark in FGCU's contest with Rutgers to enable the Eagles to jump out to what appeared at the time to be an insurmountable 5-0 lead. However, the Scarlet Knights responded with five goals of their own to make a contest out of it and FGCU had to score one more time in order to depart New Jersey with a 6-5 victory. 

Ruiz is among the reasons why the Eagles, whose high octane offense has produced a total of thrty-one goals to date, have soared to win seven straight to improve to 7-2-1.

FGCU under the direction of head coach Bob Butehorn will travel to face FIU in Miami on Tuesday, October 4 and then tangle with Jacksonville in Jacksonville on Saturday, October 8.    


College Soccer News - National Player Of The Week - Louisville Forward Mohamed Thiaw - Week Ending September 25, 2016

Mohamed Thiaw  Junior  Forward Louisville 

Thiaw is a difference maker who continues to come up with big plays for the Cardinals. This week he scored the lone goal with an assist from defender Tim Kubel to give Louisville they needed to defeat Saint Louis 1-0  Tuesday night at Herman Stadium.  Thiaw also scored twice to power Louisville to a 6-1 win over Atlantic Coast Conference foe Virginia on Saturday night in the friendly confines of Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium.

The junior college All-American who transferred to Louisville this year has scored seven times so far this season including four game-winning goals.  Louisville has won five straight contests to improve to 7-1-1 with a 3-0-0 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play.   

The Cardinals will travel to Boston to face Boston College on Friday at 7p.m.