National Player Of The Week

College Soccer News - National Player of the Week - Wake Forest Midfielder Ema Twumasi -Week Ending October 1, 2017

Ema Twumasi Sophomore Midfielder  Wake Forest 

Twumasi came up big for the Demon Deacons when he skillfully directed a shot inside the far post in the 89th minute of play to give Wake Forest a 2-1 come from behind win over a good South Carolina team. Senior forward Jon Bakero provided the assist on the goal.

Twumasi also scored Wake Forest's first two goals in their 3-2 victory over fellow ACC foe and nationally ranked Clemson in overtime. Senior midfielder Steven Echevarria netted the game-winner for the Demon Deacons in the 103rd minute of play. 

Wake Forest improves to 10-1-0 overall and moves forward to face nationally ranked North Carolina on Friday, October 6 in what promises to be another outstanding college soccer contest.

 

College Soccer News - National Player of the Week - Virginia Tech Forward Marcelo Acuna - Week Ending September 24, 2017

 

Marcelo Acuna Senior Forward Virginia Tech

Acuna is a difference maker for the Hokies.  He converted a penalty kick after teamate Elias Tamburini was taken down in the box to help the Hokies defeat Davidson 2-1. Acuna also came up big for Virginia Tech when he scored twice to help power the Hokies past previously unbeaten Notre Dame 2-1 in an Atlantic Coast Conference contest.  

Virgina Tech goalkeeper Ben Lundgaard also had an impressive evening in the win over the Irish recording ten saves betweem the pipes.     

The victories give the Hokies momentum as they improve to 4-4-0 overall heading into a non-conference contest Tuesday against Longwood before traveling to face Boston College on Friday in ACC play.

College Soccer News - National Player of the Week - North Carolina Forward Alan Winn - Week Ending September 17, 2017

Alan Winn Senior Forward North Carolina 

Winn has been a force for the Tar Heels since returning to the pitch after missing the first three contests of the season due to injury. This week he scored twice including the game-winning goal in UNC's 3-2 win over William and Mary. He also contributed a goal to help the Tar Helps top rival Duke 2-1.

Winn has netted four goals in four games.

The Tar Heels will face George Washington on Tuesday and travel to Charlottesville to tangle with Virginia on Friday in a key Atlantic Coast Conference contest.

 

College Soccer News - National Player of the Week - Western Michigan Midfielder Brandon Bye - Week Ending September 10, 2017

Brandon Bye Senior Midfielder Western Michigan

Bye contributed a goal in three different contests last week as Western Michigan topped Cincinnati 2-0, Butler 3-2 and Drake 2-1 to improve to 5-0-1. 

The Broncos travel to face Oakland on Wednesday.