National Player Of The Week

College Soccer News National Player Of The Week - Week Ending November 9, 2014

Robert Kristo - Senior - Forward - Saint Louis -

Kristo has been coming up with big plays for the Billikens since joining the program as a freshman in 2011. He is part of a long line of extremelly talented playmakers coming out of the St. Louis area.  This week Kristo netted his eleventh goal of the 2014 season when he sent a blast just inside the far post out of a free kick to give Saint Louis the edge they needed to top an always competitive VCU team 1-0 on the road.  Five of Kristo's eleven goals this year have been game winners. His abilty to finish is reflected in the fact that he has thrity-eight career goals to date.

The number two seeded Billikens are unbeaten in their last five contests (4-0-1) and should enter what looks to be a very competitive and exciting Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament with a ton of determination, confidence,and momentum. They are 12-3-2 overall with a 5-1-2 mark in conference play and will tangle with number seven seeded LaSalle on Thursday, November 13 at Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond, Virginia.  

College Soccer News National Player Of The Week - Week Ending November 2, 2014

Nick DePuy - Sophomore - Forward - UC Santa Barbara -

DePuy came through in the clutch on the offensive side of the ball in two crucial Big West Conference contests for a focused, determined, and patient UC Santa Barbara team. He one-touched the game winning goal into the back of the net going to the far post in the 99th minute of play after receiving a cross from teammate Ismaila Jome whose run down the left flank helped create the scoring opportunity. The heads up passing of sophomore midfielder Drew Murphy and freshman midfielder Ryo Fuji also set up the score.  

DePuy also scored twice to play a key role in UCSB's 2-0 win on the road over Cal Poly before a crowd of 11,075 fans at Spanos Stadium in San Luis Obispo. DePuy's first goal was a strike from fifteen yards out to the near left post that was set up by a through ball from freshman forward Ludwig Ahl.  His second score was a header from ten yards out with Ahl again contributing the assist. DePuy has scored a total of eight goals to date including five game winners.  The Gauchos are unbeaten in their last four contests to improve to 9-6-3 with a 5-2-2 mark in conference play. 

UC Santa Barbara will seek to keep their momentum going when they travel to tangle with the Hornets of Sacramento State in another Big West Conference matchup on Wednesday, November 5 to close out regular season play.

College Soccer News National Player Of The Week - Week Ending October 26, 2014

Cyle Larin - Sophomore - Forward - Connecticut -

Those footsteps that other teams in the American Athletic Conference may be hearing are those of Cyle Larin and his Connecticut teammates who have now won three straight to improve to 7-6-2 with a 5-1-1 mark in conference play.  Larin leads the Huskies with eight goals to date and is among the reasons why Connecticut looks to be gaining momentum.  Larin scored twice in UConn's 3-1 win over Temple and netted the game winning goal in their 2-1 win over SMU before a crowd of 3,643 fans at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium.  

Connecticut will host Yale from the Ivy League on Tuesday night and then will take to the road to tangle with South Florida in Tampa on Saturday night in what shapes up to be a key American Athletic Conference contest. South Florida topped UConn 1-0 when the two teams faced each other on September 27 at Morrone Stadium.  


College Soccer News National Player Of The Week - Week Ending October 19, 2014

Guillermo Delgado - Sophomore - Forward - Delaware

Delgado, who hails from Tres Cantos, Spain, netted the game winning goal with just sixteen seconds remaining in the second overtime period to give Delaware a 1-0 victory over Hofstra in a key Colonial Athletic Association matchup.  He also scored what proved to be the game winning goal in Delaware's 3-1 win over William and Mary. 

Delgado is a pure finisher who has netted ten goals so far in the 2014 season. Delaware's win over William and Mary assured the Blue Hens of having back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 1984-1985.  

Delaware is now 10-4-0 with a 3-1-0 record in CAA play. They will return to the pitch again when they host Northeastern on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Stuart and Suzanne Grant Stadium.