National Player Of The Week

College Soccer News - National Player of the Week - Stanford Forward Foster Langsdorf - Week Ending September 3, 2017

Foster Langsdorf Senior  Forward Stanford

Langsdorf had another extremely productive week of play scoring twice to help power the Cardinal past a good Creighton team 3-0 on Friday night. Corey Baird was credited with an assist on both of Langsdorf's goals.  

On Sunday Langsdorf also scored the lone goal with a double helper from Amir Bashti and Tanner Beason that proved to be the difference in Stanford's 1-0 win over Northeastern.

Langsdorf has scored a total of five goals so far this year.

The Cardinal who are now 3-0-0 will put their undefeated record on the line when they host SMU on Thursday and Tulsa on Saturday.


College Soccer News - National Player of the Week - Notre Dame Forward Jeff Farina - Week Ending August 27, 2017

Jeff Farina  Senior  Forward  Notre Dame 

Farina was a force on the offensive side of the ball for the Irish. He converted a picture perfect header off a double assist from teammates Felicien Dumas amd Tommy McCabe to net the insurance goal in Notre Dame's 2-0 win over San Diego in their season opener. He followed that up with a two goal performance to help the Irish top Cal Poly.  

Notre Dame secured the top finish in the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament for the eighth time. Farina was named the Most Outstanding Offensive Player of the event.

Notre Dame returns to the pitch on September 2 when they travel to Storrs to face Connecticut at Morrone Stadium.  


College Soccer News - National Player Of The Week - Wake Forest Forward Jon Bakero - Week Ending November 27, 2016

Jon Bakero Junior Forward Wake Forest 

Bakero who hails from Sitges, Spain scored in the third minute of play when he decisively sent a shot into the back of the net after receiving a cross from midfielder Jacori Hayes to give Wake Forest an early 1-0 lead over a very determined SIUE team that had previously advanced past Michigan State and Butler in NCAA Touranment play.

Bakero then netted what proved to be the game-winning goal in the seventy-second minute of the contest when he redirected teammate Ema Twumasi's shot on goal back into the net from the top of the box to give Wake Forest the edge they needed to advance past SIUE 2-1.

Bakero has scored six goals and contributed three assists so far this year for the number two seeded Demon Deacons who improve to 17-2-3 overall and now advance to the Elite Eight for the second year in a row where they will tangle with fellow Atlantic Coast Conferene member Virginia Tech next Saturday with a trip on the line to the College Cup (Final Four). The Hokies upset number seven seed Indiana 2-1 in overtime to punch their ticket to the Elite Eight and set up the match with Wake Forest.  


College Soccer News - National Player Of The Week - Providence Forward Julian Gressel - Week Ending November 20, 2016

Julian Gressel Senior Forward Providence

Gressel is a difference maker for the Friars. This week he scored the insurance goal in Providence's first round 2-0 win over Delaware.

He also contributed two goals to help Providence upset number one seed Maryland 5 to 4 in College Park in the second round on the NCAA Tournament. The loss was Maryland's first of the 2016 season. In an improbable finish the Friars scored four unanswered goals in the second half of play to earn the right to advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they will face fellow Big East Conference member Creighton who topped number sixteen seed Kentucky 3 to 2.

Providence improves to 14-6-0. 

Gressel has scored a total of twelve goals so far this year including five game-winners.