National Player Of The Week

College Soccer News National Player Of The Week - Brandon Allen, Georgetown - Week Ending November 1, 2015

Brandon Allen - Senior - Forward - Georgetown -

Allen is a consistent and persistent threat on the offensive side of the ball for the Hoyas as reflected in his nine goals to date including four game-winning goals and six assists. This week he converted a penalty kick to knot the score at 2-2 with Seton Hall and then netted the game-winner in overtime after making a nice one-touch move off the dribble to secure the angle he needed to place the ball in the back of the net in overtme to give Georgetown the edge they needed to secure a 3-2 win.

Allen also netted the game-winning goal in Georgetown's 2-1 win over Villanova when he again displayed great touch on the ball when he scored out of a give and go with midfielder Arun Basuljevic.

Georgetown has now won ten straight to improve to 12-2-2 overall with a perfect 8-0-0 mark in Big East Conference play. Allen and his Hoya teammates have a huge regular season ending contest coming up when they host Creighton on Friday at 2 p.m. at Shaw field in Washington, D.C.  


College Soccer News National Player Of The Week - Jason Wright, Rutgers - Week Ending October 25, 2015

Jason Wright - Sophomore - Forward - Rutgers

Wright is playmaker and is among the key reasons why Rutgers has won six straight to improve to 10-4-1 overall with a 4-3-0 mark in Big Ten play. He is an impact player as reflected in the fact that he continues to come up with big plays for the Scarlet Knights. This week Wright skillfully controlled a long punt from teammate goalkeeper David Greczek and made a nice move off the dribble to create the angle and space he needed to place a shot into the net to help Rutgers top Army 2-0. He also netted the lone goal in the Scarlet Knight's solid 1-0 win over Big Ten foe Ohio State.

Wright has scored a total of thirteen goals including four game-winners so far this year.

The six game winning streak is the longest for Rutgers since the 1997 team won nine-straight. Rutgers head coach Dan Donigan stated, "We're proud of the work our players have put in and the results they have gotten on the field. It's very gratifying and rewarding for us.

Wright and his Scarlet Knight teammates will seek to keep their win streak alive when they host a good Nebraska-Omaha team on Saturday, October 31 in a non-conference contest. They then close out regular season play when they travel to College Park to tangle with the always tough Maryland Terps in a Big Ten game on Wednesday, November 1 at Ludwig Field. 

College Soccer News National Player Of The Week - Richie Laryea - Akron - Week Ending October 18, 2015

Richie Laryea - Sophomore - Midfielder - Akron

Laryea recorded a hat trick to lead Akron past Northern Illinois 4-0 in a MAC contest. His first score was a putback of a deflection of teammate Goncalo Soares shot on goal. His second score came when he controlled and slotted a deflection of teammate Sam Gainford's shot back into the net. Laryea's final goal of the evening came after a nice move out of a give and go with assists from Goncalo Soares and Gainford. Laryea has now scored nine goals to date including three game-winners and has contributed three helpers. 

Akron has now won six straight to improve to 10-2-1 with a 2-0-0 mark in MAC play. The Zips return to the pitch on Wednesday when they host Michigan State out of the Big Ten Conference at FirstEnergy Stadium.  They then travel to face Western Michigan on Saturday in Kalamazoo at 1 p.m. in a MAC game.  

College Soccer News National Player Of The Week - Mauro Cichero, SMU - Week Ending October 11, 2015

Mauro Cichero - Sophomore - Forward - SMU 

Cichero is a playmaker and difference maker. He has scored a total of eight goals and contributed four assists so far this year and is among the reasons why SMU is off to a 9-2-2 overall record with an impressive 4-0-0 mark in American Athletic Conference play. The Norman, Oklahoma native continues to come up big for the Mustangs. This week he netted the insurance goal in SMU's 3-1 on the road win over Memphis with an assist from sophomore midfielder Bryce Clark. In addition, Cichero's header after receiving a cross from sophmore defender Jared Rice who has a total of seven helpers so far this year proved to be the game-winner in SMU's 1-0 win at home over Connecticut.

The Mustangs will travel to face Cincinnati on Saturday night at 7 p.m. in Gettler Stadium in what looks to be another challenging American Athletic Conference match. The Mustangs then close out regular season play with Tulsa at home, South Florida in Tampa, and Temple at home.