National Team Of The Week

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending October 15, 2017

Diego Campos - Senior - Forward - Clemson Campos, who hails from San Jose, Costa Rica, is a prime timer. The Tiger forward powered the Clemson attack with a three goal evening in a 4-1 win on the road over a good Duke team. His first goal was a well placed shot from twelve yards out after receiving a cross from Oliver Shannon. His second goal was a strike into the lower left corner of the frame with a double assist from Alexander Hemmingsen and Jason Wright. Campos' third goal was a put back off a deflection from teammate Wright's shot. 
Jon Bakero - Senior - Forward - Wake Forest Bakero is an impact player. He converted a penalty kick and drove a header into the back of the net with an assist from Luis Argudo and contributed an assist in Wake Forest's goal-a-rama 8-0 win over Longwood. Bakero followed that up with a two goal performance to help the Demon Deacons top Virginia Tech 3-0. His first goal against the Hokies was a blast from twenty yards out. His second score was placed into the right side of the frame from the top of the box. Wake Forest has now won ten straight to improve to 13-1-0 with a 6-0-0 mark in ACC action.  
Mauro Cichero - Senior - Forward - SMU Cichero is an explosive finisher. He scored twice within a span of two minutes to lead the Mustangs past Northeastern 6-0.  He also came up big for SMU when he found the back of the net in the 103rd minute of play from twenty-five yards out with a double assist from teammates Talen Maples and Colten Habecker to give the Mustangs the edge they needed to slip past Memphis 1-0. SMU improves to 10-2-0 overall with a 3-1-0 mark in American Athletic Conference competition. 
Ricky Lopez-Espin - Senior - Forward - Creighton Lopez-Espin contributed a goal in Creighton's 6-1 thumping of Drake.  He also found the back of the net twice as a potent Creighton attack toped Xavier 4-1. Lopez-Espin has scored nine goals to date and contributed two helpers. Creighton gains momentum and improves to 8-4-1 overall with a 2-2-1 record in Big East play. 
Eryk Williamson - Junior - Midfielder - Maryland Williamson lit up the back of the net in the second half of play scoring three times to lead the Terps to a 5-4 win over Wisconsin. Jake Rozhansky contriubted the assist on Williamson's first goal. His second goal was a picture perfect chip shot from twenty-five yards out. The third goal came after a nice pass from Amar Sejdic and a one on one move in the box that created the space Williamson needed to slot the ball into the back of the frame.  
Jose Carrera-Garcia - RS Senior - Midfielder - California Carrera-Garcia contributed the helper on the goals scored by teammates Samuel Ebstein and Simon Lekressner in California's 2-0 win over Oregon State.  He also scored the gam-winning goal out of a free kick from just outside the box to give the Golden Bears the edge they needed to upset Washington 2-1. California improves to 9-3-0 with a 4-1-0 mark in Pac-12 play. 
Daniel Trejo - Freshman - Forward - CSUN Trejo skillfully chested and then sent a shot into the back of the net after receiving a ball from Jumoke Hutton to give the Matadors a 1-0 lead over UC Irvine. He also scored from just outside the box to play a key role in CSUN's 3-2 win over the Anteaters. Trejo has scored a total of six goals to date. The Matadors also tied Cal State Fulerton 0-0 earlier in the week to stand at 7-6-2 overall with a 2-2-2 mark in a closely contested Big West Conference race. 
Martin Melchor - Senior - Midfielder - Coastal Carolina  Melchor was hot from the get-go scoring the first of his three goals in Coastal Carolina's 5-2 upset win over Old Dominion a little over a minute into the contest. His second goal was a blast from twenty yards out.  Melchor's third goal came out of a breakaway with Frantzdy Pierrot setting up the score. The Chanticleers up their record to 6-6-0.  
Skye Harter - RS Sophomore - Midfielder - Akron  Harter took advantage of a defensive miscue fifty-two seconds into Akron's contest with Cleveland State to net his first goal of the year.  The Zips went on to top the Vikings 2-0. Halter followed that contest up with a three assist evening to help Akron top SIU Edwardsville 3-1. Akron rebounded  after a 1-0 loss to Western Michigan last week to pick up two wins to improve to 8-3-1 with a 1-1-1 mark in MAC play. 
Chase Rhode - Senior - Defender - UC Davis  Rhode was part of a rock solid and well organized Aggie defense that shutout UC Santa Barbara 3-0 and Sacramento State 2-0 in Big West Conference play. UC Davis improves to 7-6-2 overall with a 4-1-1 mark in conference play.  
Tomas Hilliard-Arce - Senior - Defender - Stanford The Cardinal center back is a competitor who contributed on both sides of the ball for Stanford in their 1-1 tie with Washington and 1-0 win over Oregon State. Hilliard-Arce assisted on Drew Skundrich's goal in the contest with Washington and his header proved to be the game-winning goal in Stanford's 1-0 win over Oregon State. The Cardinal improve to 10-2-1 overall with a 4-0-1 mark in Pac-12 action.  
Paul Marie - Senior - Defender - FIU Marie netted FIU's first goal after receiving a cross from Santiago Patino in their come from behind 4-3 win over FGCU.  He also scored twice and assited on teammate Jordan Machado's goal in FIU's impressive 5-2 on the road win over South Carolina. The Panthers improve to 8-0-3 overall with a 4-0-1 mark in CUSA play.  
Trey Muse - Freshman - Goalkeeper - Indiana Muse has been taking care of business between the pipes for a tenacious Indiana defense that has recorded eight straight shutouts with a total of twelve to date. He had a career high six stop evening to help the Hoosiers shutout Kentucky 2-0. Timmy Mehl and Rashad Hyacenth contributed the goals. Indiana also shutout Ohio State 2-0 with freshman Mason Toye netting both scores. The Hoosiers continue to roll with a 12-0-2 overall record and a 4-0-2 mark in Big Ten play. 

 

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending October 8, 2017

JJ Donnelly - Junior - Forward - Campbell Donnelly scored the lone goal in Campbell's 1-0 victory over High Point. He also scored twice to power Campbell past Winthrop 2-1. In the win over Winthrop, he placed a shot into the left side of the frame from just inside the box after receiving a through ball from Ian Rees and scored from around the penalty spot with a double assist from Humberto Chavez and Josh Hughes. Donnelly has found the back of the net eight times so far this year. Campbell is now 7-4-1 overall with a 3-1-0 mark in Big South Conference play. 
Jon Gallagher - Senior - Forward - Notre Dame Gallagher played a key role in Notre Dame's 2-1 win over ACC foe Clemson. He scored from eight yards out after benefiting from a  combination of passes from Blake Townes and Jeff Farina. Gallagher also contributed the helper on forward Jeff Farina's goal. He also came up big for the Irish in their 2-1 win over Northwestern. In that contest, Gallagher sent a header into the back of the net in overtime to secure the victory after receiving a cross from Sean Dedrick. Jack Casey also assisted on the goal. Notre Dame is 9-2-1. . 
Santiago Patino - Junior - Forward - FIU Patino earns back-to-back appearances on the CSN National Team of the Week after netting a hat trick to power the Panthers past Marshall 4-0. His first score was from from just outside the penalty box, the second was from twenty yards out, and the third was a shot into the left corner of the goal out of a breakaway. FIU improves to 6-0-3 with a 3-0-1 record in CUSA competition. 
Chris Mueller - Senior - Forward - Wisconsin Mueller scored and provided a helper on the goals scored by Tom Barlow and Elan Koenig in Wisconsin's 3-0 win over Marquette. He also alertly sent the deflection of Barlow's shot into the back of the net in Wisconsin's 1-1 tie with Michigan State.  The Badgers up their record to 7-2-3 overall with a 3-1-3 mark against Big Ten Conference opponents. . 
DeClan McCabe - Senior - Midfielder - Georgetown McCabe scored Georgetown's first goal and contributed a helper on the goals of teammates Acuhara and Derek Dodson to play a key role in the Hoyas 3-0 win over Butler in a key Big East Conference contest. Georgetown improves to 8-1-1 with a 3-1-0 mark in conference action. 
David Lozano - Junior - Midfielder - UNCW Lozano converted a penalty kick in UNCW's 3-1 non-conference win over Coastal Carolina. He also netted a header with a double assist from Kalvin Kromer and Phillip Goodrum and scored unassisted to help the Seahawks top Drexel 3-0 in a Colonial Athletic Association contest. UNCW improves to 9-2-0 with a 4 mark in conference competition.   
Luc Fatton - RS Senior - Midfielder - VCU Fatton helped VCU secure solid Atlantic 10 Conference wins over Davidson 4-1 and pre-season favorite Fordham 1-0. Fatton was at the heart of the VCU attack producing three goals in the win over Davidson. Fatton and his VCU teammates look to be gaining momentum as they improve to 5-3-0 overall with a 2-0-0 mark in conference play. .  
Jamie Carey-Morrell - Senior - Defender - CSUB Carey-Morrell scored and contributed an assist out of a free kick on teammate Jeremie Charron's goal in CSUB's 3-2 win over Grand Canyon. He also was part of a bend but don't break CSUB defense that shutout UNLV 1-0. The Roadrunners have won three straight to improve to 5-6-0 overall with a 3-1-0 in the Western Athletic Conference.   
Simon Blotko - Junior - Defender - NC State The Wolfpack team captain contributed on both sides of the ball in a 3-0 non-conference win over Belmont and a 2-1 on the road ACC win over Syracuse. Blotko provided helpers on the goals scored by teammates Tanner Roberts and Ade Taiwo in the match with Belmont. He also was part of a solid Wolfpack defensive effort in both contests.  
Sergi Nus - Junior - Defender - Virginia  Nus has been an impact player for the Cavaliers. His bending shot around the Boston College wall out of a free kick proved to be the game-winner in Virginia's 1-0 win over Boston College in ACC play. The goal was Nus' fifth of the season to date. Virginia also topped non-conference foe Portlant 2-1 in overtime with Edward Opoku providing the golden goal in that contest. Virginia is now 8-1-2 overall with a 2-1-2 record in ACC action. 
Liam Priestley - Senior - Goalkeeper - Missouri State Priestley recorded his seventh and eighth shutouts of the year to date for the Bears. He had eight saves including a crucial stop of a penalty kick in a 1-0 win over Oral Roberts. He also made the stops that he needed to make to enable Missouri State to shutout Bradley 1-0. The Bears have recorded six consecutive shutouts and are now 8-2-1 overall with a 4-0-0 mark in Missouri Valley Conference play.  

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending October 1, 2017

Santiago Patino - Junior - Forward - FIU Santiago capitalized on a rebound as the best finishers always do to contribute a goal in FIU's 5-0 win over North Florida and produced two goals in FIU's 4-1 win over FAU.  He contiues to be a force on the offense side of the ball for the Panthers with nine goals and two assists to date. FIU improves to 5-0-3 overall with a 2-0-1 mark in CUSA play.  
Rodney Michael - Freshman - Forward - UCSB Michael slotted a shot into the far post out of a corner kick and contributed assists on the goals scored by teammates Derek Kryzda and Adrian Adames to help the Gauchos top Cal State Fullerton 5-2. He also scored in UCSB's 3-1 win over UC Riverside. The Gauchos have rebounded to win four straight to improve to 4-4-2 overall.  
Elliott Otmani - Senior - Forward - Rider  Otmani scored from eighteen and thiry-five yards out to lead Rider past Monmouth 3-0. He also contributed a goal in Rider's 4-1 victory over Saint Peter's. Otmani has scored in four of the Broncs last five contests. Rider is off and running with a 7-2-0 overall record and a 2-0-0 mark in MAAC play. 
Rex Epps - Sophomore - Forward - Army  Epps netted the game-winner with an assist from Tyler Mitchiner and also provided a helper on teammate Roman Guiseppi's goal in Army's 2-1 win over Sacred Heart. He also contriubuted an assist and scored to help propel the Black Knights past Colgate 2-0 during a contest in which former Army goalkeeper Kevin J. Smith who was killed in combat in 2005 was honored at halftime.  
Chae Brangman - Junior - Forward - Rhode Island Brangman scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in Rhode Island's 2-1 win over Boston College. He also contributed the game-winning goal in Rhode Island's 2-1 win over George Washington with a double assist from Liam Daley and Peder Kristiansen. The Rams are undefeated in their past six contests to stand at 5-2-2 overall.  . 
Brandon Perdue - Freshman - Midfielder - ODU Perdue contributed the assist on Niko Klosterhalfen's goal and scored the insurance tally via a rocket into the left corner of the frame  to help ODU top Kentucky 2-0 in a key CUSA contest. Purdue has scored a total of six goals to date and contributed four assists. ODU is now 6-1-2 overall with a 3-0-0 mark in conference play. 
Ema Twumasi - Sophomore - Midfielder - Wake Forest   Twumasi and his Demon Deacon teammates had a productive week securing a 2-1 win over an always competitive South Carolina team and a 3-2 win in overtime against nationally ranked Clemson in a key ACC contest. Against South Carolina, Twumasi netted the game-winning goal in the 89th minute of play with an assist from Jon Bakero. In the win over Clemson, Twumasi scored twice and Steven Echevarria provided the game-winner.   
Shinya Kadono - Junior - Midfielder - California Kadono sent a header into the back of the net to tally the insurance goal in California's 2-0 on the road win over UCLA.  He also came up big for the Golden Bears when he scored with only eleven seconds remaining in regulation to give California the edge they needed to top San Diego State 1-0 on the road. The Golden Bears have won five straight to improve to 7-2-0 overall with a 2-0-0 mark in Pac-12 play.   
Daniel Krutzen - Junior - Defender - Albany Krutzen alertly and calmly controlled and sent the rebound of teammate Nico Solabarrieta header back into the net to give Albany the edge that they needed to top UMass Lowell in a key America East Conference contest. Krutzen was also part of a solid Great Dane defense that shutout UMass Lowell 1-0. Albany improves to 7-2-0 overall with a 1-0-0 mark in conference play. 
Alex Bangerl - Senior - Defender - Columbia The Columbia cener back converted a penalty kick in the Lion's 3-0 win over a good Brown team and was part of a backline that allowed just two shots on goal in route to recording the shutout. Columbia improves to 5-0-2 and 1-0-0 in Ivy League action.  
Nate Shultz - Senior - Defender - Akron Shultz drove a shot into the back of the net from six yards out with an assist from Nick Hinds and sent a rocket into the back of the goal with a double assist from teammates Skye Harter and Stuart Holthusen to help power Akron past Michigan State 4-1. Akron also topped Saint Mary's 2-1 in overtime to up their record to date to 5-2-1. Shultz was part of a very solid Zip defensive effort in both contests. 
Mario Sequeira - Freshman - Goalkeeper - VCU Sequeira had an impressive seven save evening between the pipes to anchor a bend but don't break Ram defense that shutout a good UNCW team to secure a 1-0 win in overtime despite the fact that the Seahawks had a 22 to 4 advantage in shots. Rafael Andrade Santos netted the game-winning goal for a VCU team that now stands at 3-3-0. 

 

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending September 24, 2017

Luca Mayr - Sophomore - Forward - South Carolina Mayr scored what proved to be the game-winner after receiving a through ball from teammate Christoffer Wallander giving the Gamecocks the edge they needed to top previously undefeated Furman 1-0. Mayr also provided the helper in Justin Sukow's goal in South Carolina's 2-2 tie with New Mexico. 
Alan Winn - Senior - Forward - North Carolina Winn earns a repeat selection to the CSN National Team of the Week. He scored twice in UNC's 4-1 win over George Washington and utilized his left foot to send a blast into the back of the frame to help the Tar Heels top Virginia 2-1 in overtime. Jelani Pieters netted the game-winner for the Tar Heels in the win over Virgina.  
Marcelo Acuna - Senior - Forward - Virginia Tech Acuna converted a penatly kick in Virginia Tech's 2-1 win over Davidson. He also scored twice to play a key role in Virgina Tech's 2-1 win over previously undefeated Notre Dame. The Hokies improve to 4-4-0. 
Severnin Soerlie - RS Sophomore - Forward - Gardner-Webb Soerlie drove a header into the back of the frame out of a corner kick and alertly took advantage of a turnover to net the game-winner in the 102nd minute of play to give Garner-Webb the edge they needed to upset Furman 5-4 in double overtime on the road. The Runnin'Bulldogs improve to 3-2-1 on the season. 
Scott Menzies - RS Senior - Forward - Washington Menzies came off the pine to jump start the Huskie attack with two first half goals and a third in the second stanza to power Washington to a 4-0 win over Utah Valley.  He also contributed an assist in Washington's 2-0 win Sunday evening over Seattle. The Huskies have now won four straight to improve to 6-2-0.  
Arthur Bosua - Senior - Forward - Columbia  Bosua found the back of the net twice in Columbia's 2-0 win over the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils. Danny Laranetto contributed the helper on Bosua's first goal while Beto Carillo provided the assist on the second. Columbia improves to 4-0-2. 
Phillip Goodrum - Sophomore - Midfielder - UNCW Goodrum scored twice in the second half of play to help propel the Seahawks to a solid 2-1 win over William and Mary in a key Colonial Athletic Association contest that took place in Williamsburg, Virginia.  UNCW has won three straight to up their record to 6-1-0. 
Cory Thomas - Redshirt Junior - Midfielder - Indiana Thomas has been adding an additional dimension to Indiana's attack. He contributed two goals in IU's 5-0 thumping of Rutgers. His first score came off a double assist from teammates Spencer Glass and Thomas Warr. Thomas netted his second goal after receiving a well played cross form Austin Panchot.  
Ross McPhie - Junior - Midfielder - Cal State Fullerton  McPhie continues to make big plays for the Titans. He alertly headed a rebound into the back of the goal to give Cal State Fullerton the edge they needed to top UNLV 1-0. The goal was McPhie's fourth to date and enabled the Titans who look to be gaining momentum to improve to 5-3-1. 
Willis Griffith - Graduate Student - Defender - New Hampshire Griffith who is a transfer from Northwestern has has been a solid addition to the New Hampshire backline and an important part of a tenacious Wildcat defense anchored by goalkeeer Andrew Pesci that has only allowed one goal in eight contests this year. New Hampshire shutout Quinnipiac on the road Saturday to improve to 6-0-2. 
Lennart Hein - Junior - Defender - Saint Louis Hein was part of a very solid Saint Louis defense that allowed highly regarded Stanford only one shot of goal in route to a 2-0 win. The Billikens have not allowed a goal in three consecutive contests to improve to 2-3-1 overall.  
David Enstrom - Senior - Defender - St. John's  Enstrom was part of a solid Red Storm defensive effort that shutout Xavier 3-0. He also contributed an assist on the first of two goals scored by freshman forward Jack Shearer. St. John's improves to 5-2-1 with a 2-0-0 mark in Big East Conference play.   
Jimmy Hague - RS Junior - Goalkeeper - Michigan State Hague continues to take care of business between the pipes for the Spartans. He had seven saves to record his seventh shutout of the still young 2017 season in Michigan State's 0-0 tie with Maryland in a key Big Ten Conference contest. The Spartans are 7-0-1 overall with a 2-0-1 mark in conference action.