National Player Of The Week

College Soccer News - National Player Of The Week - Colgate Forward Ethan Kutler - Week Ending November 13, 2016

Ethan Kutler  Senior  Forward  Colgate  

Kutler's five goal performance in the Patriot League Tournament established a new Patriot League Tournament record. He scored three times in Colgate's 3-2 win over Army. He contributed another goal in Colgate's 3-1 win over Loyola and netted the lone goal for Colgate in their 1-1 tie at the conclusion of double-overtime with American in the Patriot League Tournament final. Colgate then prevailed 5-4 in a penalty kick shootout to secure the Patriot League Championship and the league's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.  

The Raiders claim its first Patriot League title since the 2011 campaign and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time.  Colgate will learn their opponent in the NCAA Tournament when the tournament pairings are announced on Monday at 1 p.m. 


College Soccer News - National Player Of The Week - Akron Forward Stuart Holthusen - Week Ending November 6 2016

Stuart Holthusen Junior Forward Akron

Holthusen scored twice including the game-winning goal in overtime to lead Akron past Grand Canyou 3-2. He also scored twice to power Akron past Western Michigan 3-0. The Zips improve to 9-5-4 overall with a 1-1-3 record in the Mid-American Conference and secure their 12th straight MAC regular season championship.

Holthusen has recorded five career multi-goal games for Akron. 

The Zips will return to the pitch on Friday, November 11 when they again host Western Michigan in the MAC Tournament. 



College Soccer News - National Player Of The Week - Indiana Midfielder Tanner Thompson - Week Ending October 30, 2016

Tanner Thompson Senior Midfielder  Indiana University 

Thompson contributed a hat trick scoring three goals in the first stanza of play to lead Indiana to a convincining 5-0 win over Saint Louis. He also came up big when he scored the game-winning goal with just under five minutes remaining in regulation to give the Hoosiers the edge they needed to top a very game Michigan State team 2-1 in a key Big Ten contest.

Thompson is a playmaker who has scored a total of eight goals so far this year and contributed two assists.

Indiana improves to 10-1-6 overall with a 3-0-5 mark in the Big Ten Conference.

The Hoosiers have secured the number two seed in the upcoming Big Ten Conference Tournament and will host number seven seeded Northwestern on Sunday, November 6.


College Soccer News - National Player Of The Week - Cal State Fullerton Forward Alex Heilmann - Week Ending October 23, 2016

Alex Heilmann Senior  Forward  Cal State Fullerton

Heilmann continues to make good things happen for Cal State Fullerton. This week he was again at the heart of what has been a revitalized Titan offense when he drove a header into the back of the net out of a free kick put in play by teammate Robert Coronado in Cal State Fullerton's 3-1 win over UC Irvine. Heilmann also scored from ten yards with a nice assist from Ross McPhie to lead the Titans past UC Riverside 1-0 on the road.

Heilmann has scored three times in the last four matches and he leads the Big West conference with ten goals scored to date.

CS Fullerton head coach George Kuntz stated, "I'm proud of the progress our team has made in the past few weeks."  He added, "Our team displayed grit, poise, calm under pressure, defensive composure and execution by Alex Heilmann."

Heilmann is a key reason why the Titans have won three straight to improve their record to 8-8-1 overall with a 4-3-1 mark in Big West play.

The Titans will have a key Big West Conference contest coming up on Wednesday when they host CSUN in their final regular season home match.