National Team Of The Week

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending December 1, 2019

College Soccer News' National Team of the Week recognizes individual performers on both sides of the ball who played a key role in helping their team advance to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament. This is the last CSN National Team of the Week for the 2019 season.  

Virginia 3 - Saint John's 0

SMU 2 - UCF 1 (ot)

UC Santa Barbara 1 - Indiana 0 (ot)

Wake Forest 3 - Michigan 1

Georgetown 5 - Louisville 1

Washington 4 - Marshall 1

Stanford 2 - Virginia Tech 1

Clemson 2 - Providence 1 (ot)

Will Baynham

Senior 

Forward

UC Santa Barbara

Bayham took advantage of a miscue to secure a loose ball and create the angle he needed to drive a shot into the back of the frame from the top of the box in the second overtime period to give the Gauchos a 1-0 win over Indiana. The goal was Bayham's tenth of the season. UCSB advances to the Elite Eight to face Wake Forest.  

Kyle Holcomb

Sophomore 

Forward

Wake Forest 

Holcomb converted a header and one-timed a shot into the net to help power Wake Forest by Michigan 3-1. He has scored a total of nine times so far this year. The Demon Deacons improve to 15-4-2 and advance to the Elite Eight for the  fourth time in the last five seasons.   

Robbie Robinson

Junior

Forward

Clemson

Robinson continues to come up big in the clutch for the Tigers. He scored Clemson's lone goal in regulation after making a nice move to elude two defenders to create the angle he needed to score from eighteen yards out. He also converted a penalty kick in the second overtime period to give Clemson the edge they needed to top a game Providence team 2-1. 

Daniel Steedman

Sophomore

Forward

Virginia 

Steedman contributed two assists out of corner kicks in Virginia's 3-0 victory over St. John's. He has two goals and six assists year to date. Virginia improves to 19-1-1 and advances to the Elite Eight were they will face number eight seed SMU. 

Derek Waldeck

Senior

Midfielder 

Stanford

Waldeck scored with a double assist from Zach Ryan and Logan Panchot and contributed the helper on teammate Keegan Hughes' game-winner in Stanford's 2-1 victory over a very competitive Virginia Tech team. The number seven seeded Cardinal advance to the Elite Eight for the fifth season in a row where they will tangle with number two seed Clemson.  

Jacob Montes

Junior

Midfielder

Georgetown

Montes sent a bending ball into the back of the net in just the second minute of play and added another goal out of a free kick. He also assisted on the goals scored by teammates Jack Beer and Paul Rothrock to help the Hoyas power past Louisville 5-1 to advance to the Elite Eight.  

Ethan Bartlow

Sophomore

Defender

Washington

Bartlow scored what proved to be the game-winning goal and also converted a penalty kick in Washington's 4-1 win over a very good Marshall team. He was also part of a solid Washington defense. The number six seeded Huskies advance to the Elite Eight where they will face number three seed Georgetown. 

Mateo Restrepo Mejia 

Senior 

Defender  

UC Santa Barbara

Defensive midfielder Mateo Restrepo Mejia was part of a bend but don't break UCSB defense that shutout Indiana 1-0 and limited the Hoosiers to only two shots on goal. The Gauchos advance to the Elite Eight where they will face Wake Forest.  

Eddie Munjoma

Senior

Defender 

SMU

The Mustang defender from McKinney, Texas made a nice run down the wing and drove a shot into the far post from just inside the box after receiving a pass from Noah Hilt to give SMU the edge they needed to top a very good UCF team 2-1. in overtime. The Ponies advance to face Virginia in Charlottesville on Saturday.  

Andreas Ueland

Freshman

Defender

Virginia 

Ueland was part of a Cavalier defense that defeated St. John's 3-0 to record its fifteenth shutout of the year. He also contributed two headers out of corner kicks in the win over the  Red Storm. Number one seed Virginia advances to the Elite Eight where they will host SMU on Saturday.   

Grant Makela

Junior

Goalkeeper

SMU

Makela had five saves in goal to anchor a bend but don't break SMU defense that held a very explosive UCF offense to one goal to secure a 2-1 win in overtime. SMU advances to the Elite Eight for the first time since the 2010 season where they will face number one seed Virginia. 

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending November 24, 2019

College Soccer News' National Team of the Week recognizes individual performers across the country on both sides of the ball who played a key role in the success that their teams enjoyed during the week. 

Kristo Strickler

Junior

Forward 

Virginia Tech

Strickler is a playmaker. He converted a header out of a throw-in and a header out of a free kick to power Virginia Tech past New Hampshire 4-1. He has scored eleven times and contributed three assists so far this year. The Hokies advance to the third round to face Stanford. 

Rodney Michael

Junior

Forward

UC Santa Barbara

Michael scored in UCSB's 3-1 win over California and scored twice in their 4-0 win on the road over Saint Mary's. Michael continues to be a catalyst on the offensive side of the ball for the Gauchos. UCSB advances to face Indiana in Bloomington. 


Grayson Barber

Sophomore

Forward

Clemson

Barber sent a one timer into the lower left corner of the frame from the edge of the box in overtime to give Clemson the edge they needed to survive and advance past Charlotte 2-1. The number two seeded Tigers will host Providence  in the Sweet Sixteen. The goal was Barber's tenth of the year and fourth game-winner. 

Victor Bezerra

Freshman

Forward 

Indiana 

Bezerra scored twice in the first haf of play and once in the second to lead the Hoosiers past Kentucky 3-0 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. He has scored eight times this year and contributed three assists. The Hoosiers will welcome UCSB to Bloomington on Sunday. 

Trevor Davock

RS Senior

Forward 

Providence 

Davock contributed a goal in Providence's 2-0 first round win over NJIT. He also contributed the game-winning goal in overtime and assisted on the goals scored by Esben Wolf and Tiago Mendonca in Providence's 3-2 win over Penn State. The Friars advance to face Clemson.

Deri Corfe

Senior

Midfielder

Wright State

Corfe assisted on Alex Hummel's goal and scored what proved to be the game-winner in Wright State's 3-2 upset win over Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Wright State then tied thirteen seeded  Michigan 0-0 but came out on the short end of a penalty kick shootout. Corfe had a thirteen goal and eight assist season.   

Gino Vivi

Freshman

Midfielder

UCF

Vivi is a playmaker. He assisted on the goals scored by teammates Yoni Sorokin and Cal Jennings to help UCF come from behind to top a very good Missouri State team in overtime 2-1. UCF advances to its first ever berth in the Sweet Sixteen where they will tangle with SMU in Dallas. 

Blake Bodily

Junior

Midfielder 

Washington 

Bodily scored from inside the six yard box and contributed the helper on teammate Jaret Townsend's goal to help the Huskies top Boston College 2-0 and advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they will host a very good Marshall team. Bodily has scored eleven times and contributed six assists. 

Tanner Beason

RS Senior

Defender 

Stanford

Beason scored Stanford's lone goal in regulation in his second match back after missing eight games due to injury. He also converted his attempt in the penalty kick shootout that was necessary to determine who advanced after Stanford and Seattle were tied 1-1 at the end of 110 minutes of play. The Cardinal advanced to the Sweet Sixteen where they will face Virginia Tech.  

Dylan Nealis

Senior

Defender 

Georgetown

Nealis is an opportunistic playmaker who makes good things happen for the Hoyas. He scored in the fifth minute of play with a double assist from from Derek Doson and Dante Polara and added another  goal in the second half to play a key role in Georgetown's 5-0 thumping of Pitt. The Hoyas punch their ticket to the Sweet Sixteen where they will host Louisville. 

Andrew Thomas

RS Sophomore

Goalkeeper

Stanford

Thomas stopped four of Seattle's five attempts in a penalty kick shootout to give the Cardinal the edge they needed to advance past Seattle after the two teams were tied 1-1 at the conclusion of regulation and overtime. Stanford advanes to host Virginia Tech in the Sweet Sixteen. 

Jake Gelnovatch

Junior

Goalkeeper 

Louisville 

Gelnovatch was a differnce maker in goal with a seven save evening to play a key role in Louisville's 1-0 win on the road over a very good UC Davis team. The Cardinals advance to face Georgetown in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. 

 

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending November 17, 2019

College Soccer News' National Team of the Week recognizes individual performers across the county on both sides of the ball who played a key role in the success that their teams enjoyed during the week. 

Anders Engebretsen

Senior

Forward 

St. Mary's

Engebretsen had a very productive evening scoring three times to help power St. Mary's past Portland 5-1. The Gaels concluded West Coast Conferece play with a perfect 7-0-0 record for the first time in program history. Engebretsen has scored a total of sixteen goals so far this year and conrtributed eight assists. 

Sam Snaith

Freshman

Forward

Coastal Carolina

Snaith's header out of a corner kick proved to be the game-winning goal in Coastal Carolina's 2-1 win over Appalachian State. He also scored a  clutch goal out of corner kick with just over a minute remaining in regulation to knot the score at 1-1 with Georgia State and send the contest into overtime. The Chants subsequently prevailed in a penalty kick shootout to punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament.   

Adam Mickelson

Senior

Forward

UC Davis

Mickelson was at the heart of UC Davis' attack as they topped Cal State Fullerton 2-0 and UC Santa Barbara 2-0 on the road to winning the Big West Conference Tournament and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. He scored in the contest with CS Fullerton and assisted on Kristian Heptner's goal in the title contest with UCSB. 

Joey Parish

Midfielder

RS Senior

Washington

Parish made the most of his time on the field  scoring twice within a twenty-nine second span of time in the second half of play to propel the Huskies past Oregon State 3-1. Washington nails down the Pac-12 Conference title and concludes regular sesaon play with a 15-3-0 overall record.   

Ian Rees

Senior

Midfielder

Campbell

Rees helped Campbell claim the Big South Championship for the second year in a row. He contributed a goal in their 3-0 win over Presbyterian and in their 4-1 win over High Point and was named the tournament MVP. The Camels are a perfect 8-0-0 in conferece play and are unbeaten in their last fourteen games to improve to 16-2-2 overall. 

Josh Plimpton

Junior

Midfielder

Iona

Plimpton scored three times in the MAAC Tournament. He scored  what proved to be the game winning goal in Iona's 2-1 win over Rider and scored in Iona's 2-1 win over Quinnipiac. He followed that up by scoring the goal that sent Iona into overtime against Saint Peter's. Mauro Bravo then scored in overtime for the Gaels to defeat Saint Peters 3-2 and earn a berth into the NCAA Tournament.     

Josh Bauer

Junior

Defender 

New Hampshire

Bauer was named the MVP of the America East Conference Tournament for the second year in a row. New Hampshire defeated UMass Lowell 3-0 and Hartford 1-0. Bauer helped anchor a Wildcat defene that liimited UMass Lowell to four shots on goal and provided the game-winning goal in the shutout win over Hartford. 

James Kessler

Junior

Defender

Virginia 

Kessler was a key part of a stringent Cavalier defense. Virginia limited a very good Wake Forest team to only one shot on goal in a 1-0 shutout win. Kessler and his Virginia teammates also showed a ton of grit on both sides of the ball coming from a goal down to defeat a high powered Clemson side 3-1 in the ACC Championship match. Kessler was named the MVP of the ACC Tournament. 

Niclas Mohr

Senior

Defender 

James Madison

Mohr was solid on both sides of the ball for James Madison. He converted a penalty kick in the penalty kick shootout to help JMU advance past Hofstra after the contest was tie 1-1 at the end of 110 minutes of play. He also placed a shot into the upper left corner of the goal in overtime to give the Dukes the edge they needed to top UNCW 1-0. JMU improves to 11-6-3 and claims the CAA championship for the second year in a row.  

Eddie Munjoma

Senior

Defender 

SMU

Munjoma was part of a solid SMU defense that topped South Florida 2-1 and that limited a very talented UCF team to only four shots on goal in a 1-0 win in the AAC championship contest in which he scored the game-winner after receiving a cross from teammate Lane Warrington. 

Jack Maher

Sophomore

Defender

Indiana

Maher was a key part of an Indiana defense that didn't allow a goal in the Big Ten Tournament. The Hoosiers advanced past Ohio State 2-0, Maryland 1-0 and Michigan in a contest  that was decided by a penalty kick shootout after it was scoreless at the end of regulation and overtime. Maher scored  Indiana's lone goal in the win over Maryland.  

Jahmali Waite

Junior

Goalkeeper

FDU

Waite was a difference maker between the pipes for Fairleigh Dickinson. He had seven saves including three during a penalty kick shootout to help the Knights advance past Saint Francis in a penalty kick shootout after the contest was scoreless after 110 minutes of play.  He also make two saves during a penalty kick shootout to help FDU advance past LIU after that contest was tied 1-1 at the end of 110 minutes of play.  

 

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending November 10, 2019

The College Soccer News National Team of the Week features difference makers on both sides of the ball who played a key role in the success that their teams enjoyed during the week.  

Preston Judd

Junior 

Forward 

Denver

Judd scored twice to give  Denver the punch they needed on the offensive side of the ball to top Purdue Fort Wayne 3-1 in Summit League play. He placed a shot inside the far post from thirty yards out and sent a bending ball into the frame from outside the box. Denver will face Oral Roberts in the semifinals of the Summit League Tournament. 

Matt Thorsheim

Junior

Forward

Bucknell

 

Thorsheim found the back of the net twice and a stout Bucknell defense enabled the number six seeded Bison to  defeat number three seeded Navy 2-0 in the Patriot League Tournament. Thorsheim converted a penalty kick and scored out of a free kick from just outside the box. He now has seven goals so far this year. Bucknell advances to the tournament semifinals where they will face number one seed Lehigh.  

Gerit Wintermeyer

Junior

Forward

Bradley

Wintermeyer came through in the clutch for the Braves with a three goal week.  He scored the game-winning goal with only twenty-three seconds remaining in Bradley's 2-1 win over Western Illinois and scored twice including the game-winner in Bradley's 2-1 win over Evansville. Number three seed Bradley will face number six seed Evansville in the first round of the MVC Tournament.   

Albert Pedra

Graduate Student

Forward

UNCG

Pedra has been a difference maker for UNCG. He followed up a hat trick in the Spartans 3-1 win over ODU with a crucial two goal effort to help UNCG come from two goals down to defeat a game Belmont team 3-2. Pedra drew and converted a penalty kick and placed a shot into the side netting in overtime in the win over Belmont. UNCG and Mercer will square off in the SoCon Tournament final. 

Jamil Roberts

Junior

Forward

Marshall 

Roberts scored twice in the first half to play a key role in Marshall's 2-1 win over FIU in Miami. The win enabled the Thundering Herd to secure its first ever CUSA regular season title. Joao Souza provided the assist on Roberts' first goal and Vitor Dias on the second. Marshall improves to 13-2-3 and will face the winner of the Kentucky and FAU match in the upcoming CUSA Tournament.  

Diego Arribas

Junior

Forward

Fairleigh Dickinson

Arribas was a catalyst on the offensive side of the ball for the Knights contributing three assists in their 5-0 win over Mount Saint Mary's. The win enabled Fairleigh Dickinson to punch their ticket to the upcoming Northeast Conference Tournament where they will face number one seed Saint Francis. 

Justin Sukow

Junior

Midfielder

Loyola Chicago

Sukow found the back of the net twice in Loyola Chicago's 3-0 win over Valparaiso in MVC play. Chase Wright made a nice play to set up Sukow's first goal. Sukow alertly took advantage of a miscue on the defensive side of the ball to set up his second goal. The Ramblers will square off with the winner of the Bradley and Evansville game in the  MVC Tournament. 

Soren Jensen

Junior

Midfielder

Central Arkansas 

Jensen scored in a variety of ways driving a shot into the bottom right corner, converting a header, and sending a bending ball into the back of the net for a three goal evening in Central Arkansas' 4-1 win over Howard. The Bears improve to 10-6-1 overall and secure the Sun Belt Conference regular season title with a 4-1-0 mark in league play. 

Esben Wolf

Freshman

Midfielder 

Providence

Wolf made a nice move to create the space he needed to score after receiving a cross from Tiago Mendonca to net the insurance goal in Providence's 2-0 win over Saint John's. He also scored out of a corner kick and contributed a helper on teammate Paulo Lima's goal to help the Friars top Marquette 3-0 in the first round of the Big East Conference Tournament. 

Arnaud Deniel

Freshman

Defender

Oregon State 

Deniel was at the center of a solid and well organized Oregon State backline that limited Stanford to two shots on goal in route to a scoreless tie and limited California to one shot on goal in a 1-0 win. Oregon State is 8-5-2 with a 5-2-2 mark in Pac-12 play. The Beavers conclude regular season play when they host Washington on Friday. 

Achille Robin

Junior

Defener

Bowling Green

Robin's goal gave Bowling Green the edge they needed to top Wright State University 1-0. He and goalkeeper Anthony Mwembia were also key ingredients in a Falcon defense that shutout NIU 1-0. Bowling Green improves to 11-6-1 with a rematch with NIU in the quarterfinals of the MAC Tournament next on their dance card.  

Peder Kristiansen

Senior

Defender

Rhode Island

Kristiansen helped the Rams win their ninth consecutive contest by skillfully sending a bending ball into the back of the frame out of a corner kick and contributing two helpers as Rhode Island rolled past Davidson 7-3 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament. Rhode Island improves to 13-3-2 and advances to the semifinals to tangle with Fordham.  

Jake Haupt 

Junior

Defender

UC Davis

Haupt earns another spot on the CSN National Team of the Week after assisting on the goals scored by teammates Max Arfsten and Adam Mickelson and playing a part in a solid defense that enabled UC Davis to secure a 2-0 win over Cal Sate Fullerton. The Aggies advance to the Big West Tournament championship contest where they will face a UCSB team that they tied 1-1 during regular season play..  

Andrew Thomas

RS Sophomore

Goalkeeper

Stanford

Thomas made the key stops he needed to make to place the Cardinal in position to win. He had four saves in Stanford's 0-0 tie with Oregon State on the road and five stops in their 1-0 win on the road over Washington.  Thomas has eight solo shutouts so far this year with a 0.60 goals against average. Stanford hosts California on Thursday to conclude regular season play.