National Player Of The Week

College Soccer News National Player Of The Week - Week Ending September 14, 2014

Jamie Dubyoski - Junior - Forward - Navy

Dubyoski, who hails from Cantonsville, Maryland, continues to come up with big plays for Navy.  He split two Maryland defenders and sent a chip shot into the back of the net to score what proved to be the game-winning goal in Navy's huge 2-1 win over Maryland before a crowd of 2,522 fans at the Glen Warner Soccer Facility in Annapolis.  Dubyoski also converted a header with an assist from senior midfielder Geoff Fries and contributed an assist on the goal scored by sophomore teammate Daniel Camuti to play a key role in the Mids 3-1 on the road win over Central Connecticut State.  

Navy improves to 3-1-1.  The Mids will host George Washington at the Glen Warner Soccer Facility at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.  

College Soccer News National Player Of The Week - Week Ending September 7, 2014

Andy Craven - Senior - Forward - North Carolina 

The Tar Heels took to the road this weekend to face Old Dominion and VCU.  Craven who is from St. Simons Island, Georgia proved to be a difference maker in both contests by producing the game winning goals in North Carolina's 1-0 victory over Old Dominion and 1-0 win over VCU.  After missing the 2013 season due to injury, both Craven and fellow fifth year senior Rob Lovejoy have returned to the pitch to join senior Tyler Engel and freshman Alan Winn among others to give North Carolina a very formidable and diverse attack.  Craven has three goals and three game winners to date.  The Tar Heels are 3-1-0 and are playing very well.

North Carolina will begin ACC play when they welcome Pittsburgh to Chapel Hill on Friday, September 12.   

College Soccer News National Player Of The Week - Week Ending August 31, 2014

Joao Ramalho - Redshirt Sophomore - Forward - East Tennessee State University

No player in the country had a greater impact on his team's success over the first weekend of play than ETSU forward Joao Ramalho who hails from Monte Santo, Brazil.  He got the Bucs back on track after they fell behind early to William and Mary by netting goals in the 32nd and 46th minute of the match off assists from Emmanuel Wilson and Daniel Adelman. Teammate Warren Austin then scored the third ETSU goal and the Bucs pulled out a solid 3-2 win over the Tribe in the first evening of play in the VCU Invitational in Richmond, Virginia.  Ramalho then followed that performance up with a two goal evening to lead ETSU to a 2-1 upset win over host VCU.  

ETSU head coach Bo Oshoniyi stated, "This weekend was a big step for Joao (Romalho)."  Oshoniyi who is in his first season as the head coach of the Bucs then added, "We needed someone to step up and put the ball in the back of the net, but what I am even more excited about is how hard he is working defensively.  He has been contributibuting well on both sides and I think he is starting to see some of the benefits of it wich defense leading to some great scoring opportunities."  

ETSU which is a member of the Southern Conference will host non-conference foe Radford on Saturday, September 6 at 7 p.m. 

College Soccer News National Player Of The Week - Week Ending December 1, 2013

Patrick Mullins - Senior - Forward - Maryland

Mullins continues to be a force and catalyst on the offensive side of the ball for the Terps.  His selection as the CSN National Player of the Week reflects his work this week as well as what he has accomplished during a brilliant four year tenure in College Park. This week he completed his last contest at Ludwig Field as a Terp in style by netting what proved to be the game-winning goal to lead Maryland past U.C. Irvine 1-0.  Mullins' goal was set up by teammate Tsubasa Endoh who made a nice move to create the space he needed to send a cross that Mullins cleanly placed in the back of the net for his sixteenth score so far this year.   

Number five seeded Maryland now travels to the west coast for a rematch with a number four seeded California team that topped the Terps 3-2 in overtime on September 1.  The Terps and the Golden Bears will square off in what has all the makings of an exciting Elite Eight contest which is scheduled to get underway at Goldman Field in Berkeley on Saturday, December 7 at 4:30 EST.