National Player Of The Week

College Soccer News - National Player Of The Week - New Mexico Forward Niko Hansen - September 18, 2016

Niko Hansen Senior Forward   New Mexico  

Hansen has been a force on the offensive side of the ball for New Mexico. This week he powered the Lobo attack netting three goals to lead New Mexico past UC Irvine 3-1. Hansen has scored a total of six goals so far this year and contributed an assist in route to helping the red hot Lobos win five straight to improve to 5-2-0 after opening the season with tough 1-0 losses to Indiana and Notre Dame.

Hansen and his Lobo teammates will seek to keep their win streak alive when they travel to Lexington on Sunday, September 25 to tangle with Kentucky in what shapes up to be a crucial CUSA contest.  


College Soccer News - National Player Of The Week - Butler Forward David Goldsmith - September 11, 2016

David Goldsmith Senior Forward Butler

Goldsmith had an impressive and productive weekend of play leading Butler to a 4-2 win Friday afternoon over UC Santa Barbara during which he assisted on teammate Mitch Ostrowski's goal and scored twice. Goldsmith's first goal of the contest was a header after receiving a pass from freshman midfielder Isaac Gailford. HIs second goal was a shot from fifteeen yards out with an assist from sophomore midfielder Jared Timmer.

Goldsmith also scored twice to play a key role on the offensive side of the ball in Butler's 3-0 win over Oregon State on Sunday afternoon.

Butler improves to 4-0-1 and will begin Big East Conference play when they travel to face Villanova on September 17.


College Soccer News - National Player Of The Week - Notre Dame Forward Jon Gallagher - Week Ending September 4, 2016

Jon Gallagher Junior   Forward  Notre Dame





The Irish striker who hails from Dundalk, Ireland was named the Offensive MVP of the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic in Bloomington. He played a key role in Notre Dame's 2-1 win over Stanford and 5-0 victory over California. 

In the tournament opener against Stanford, Gallagher scored off a give and go with junior forward Jeffrey Farina in the 86th minute of regulation to tie the contest 1-1 and send it into overtime. Irish defender Brandon Aubrey then scored out of a free kick in the 104th minute of action to give the Irish a gutsy 2-1 come from behind win over the Cardinal.

In the contest with California, Gallagher contributed a goal and two assists. He scored on a break away after receiving a goal kick from Irish netminder Chris Hubbard who was credited with an assit on the play. 

Notre Dame is off to a very impressive 4-0-0 start.  The Irish now return to Alumni Stadium where they will host ACC foe Virginia Tech on September 9, 2016.  


College Soccer News National Player Of The Week - Delaware Forward Guillermo Delgado - Week Ending August 28, 2016

Guillermo Delgado Senior Forward  Delaware 





The multi-year All-American netted two goals and added and assist in Delaware's 3-0 on the road win over Bucknell on Friday night. Delgado contributed the assist on teammate Dani Laguna's goal and converted two headers in the win over Bucknell. He also scored the lone goal in Delaware's 1-0 win at home over Fordham when he intercepted a pass in the box and drove it into the net from ten yards out.

The Blue Hens will seek to extend their win streak when they host Iona on Wednesday and Villanova on Sunday at Stuart and Suzanne Grant Stadium.