National Team Of The Week

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending November 4, 2018

Prime time performances across the country highlighted an intense week of play during which some teams were involved in closing out regular season play while others were engaged in the one and done environment of conference tournaments.   

Jonathan Jimenez

Junior

Forward

Pacific

Jimenez scored three times within a three minute span in the second half of play to power Pacific past Portand 3-2 in an important West Coast Conference contest.  The Tigers improve to 10-5-2 with a 4-2-0 mark in conference play.

Andre Shinyashiki

Senior

Forward

Denver

Shinyashiki recorded his fifth hat trick of the 2018 season in Denver's 5-0 win over Oral Roberts.  The Pioneers improve to 13-3-2 overall and secure their sixth consecutive regular season Summit League title. Shinyashiki has scored a total of twenty-seven goals so far this year.  

Yazeed Matthews

Senior

Forward

Coastal Carolina

 

Matthews continues to find the back of the net on a regular basis for the Chanticleers.  He scored twice to lead CCU past Georgia Southern 4-1 in a key Sun Belt Conference contest.  Matthews has scored in seven straight matches including two goals in each of this last four games. Coastal Carolina closes out regular season play with a 9-5-0 overall record. 

Mark Forrest

Senior

Forward 

Lehigh

Forrest added punch to the Lehigh attack with a three goal evening that propelled the Mountain Hawks to a 3-1 victory over Holy Cross in Patriot League play.  Lehigh improves to 9-7-2 overall and nails down the second seed in the upcoming Patriot League Tournament with a 6-3-0 mark in league play.   

Edward Kizza

Sophomore

Forward 

Pittsburgh

Kizza scored scored  twice to lead Pitt past Virginia 2-0 in the ACC Tournament. He drove a shot into the far post after receiving a nice through ball from Chandler Vaughn and returned a rebound into back of the net. Pitt claimed their first ever win in the ACC Tourney. 

Joseph Meyer 

Junior

Midfielder 

Fairfield

Meyer made the run he needed to make and decisively drove a header into the near corner after receiving a cross from teammate Cormac Pike.  Meyer's goal gave the Stags the edge they needed to top Manhattan 1-0.  Fairfield won the MAAC regular season title with a 8-0-2 mark in conference play.  11-4-2. 

Lewis Scattergood

Freshman

Midfielder 

Stetson 

Scattergood had a very productive weekend.  He scored twice in Stetson's 3-1 win over North Florida in the ASUN Conference quarterfinals. He also converted a header out of a corner kick in the Hatters 1-1 tie with FGCU. Stetson prevailed in a penalty kick shootout to advance to face Lipscomb in the championship contest.  

Diego Arribas

Sophomore

Midfielder 

Fairleigh Dickinson 

Arribas was a catalyst on the offensive side of the ball for FDU.  He served in a nice cross to provide an assist on teammate Ahu Obhakhan's goal and drove a shot into the far corner of the goal from outside the box to help the Knight's top LIU Brooklyn 2-0.  FDU improves to 7-6-4 with a 4-2-2 mark in NEC play.  

Umar Farouk Osmon

Sophomore 

Midfielder 

Michigan 

Osmon sent a one-timer into the back of the frame out of a  throw-in and alertly utilized his left foot to send a shot into the top-left corner of the net out of a corner kick to power Michigan past  Penn State 3-1 in the Big Ten Tournament.  The Wolverines improve to 11-4-2 and advance to face Wisconsin.  

Jake Bates

Sophomore

Defender

Central Arkansas

 

Bates played a key role in Central Arkansas' 1-0 win over Missouri State.  He scored the lone goal of the contest and was a vital part of a tough Central Arkansas defense that limited Missouri State to only one shot on goal. UCA secures its first regular season title at the Division I level with a 4-1-1 in MVC play.  

Ebenezer Ackon

Senior

Defender

Bowling Green 

Ackon made an impact o both sides of the ball in Bowling Green's 2-0 win over SIUE.  He converted a header out of a corner kick served in by Tate Robertson and was part of a tenacious Falcon backline that held SIUE to only one shot on goal. Bowling Green.  The win gave Bowling Green the number two seed in the MAC Tournament. 

Justin Wright

Senior

Defender

UC Davis

Wright converted the game-winning goal in the Aggies 3-2 win over CSUN in the first round of the Big West Conference Tournament. He also was part of a solid UC Davis defense that held UC Irvine scoreless for 110 minutes. The Aggies then prevailed in a penatly kick shootout to advance to the championship match.  

Mitchell Myers

Sophomore

Defender 

South Carolina

Myers played a role in all three of South Carolina's goals in their 3-2 win on the road over FIU in a CUSA contest.  He converted a penalty kick and assisted on the goals scored by teammates Tucker Monheimer and Paul Quildies.  

Will Pulisic

Sophomore

Goalkeeper 

Duke 

Pulisic was a difference maker in goal for the Blue Devils. Duke advanced past Pitt in a contest that was decided by a penalty kick shootout after the game was scoreless after 110 minutes of play.  Pulsic made two key stops in the shootout and  converted his own penalty kick. Duke advances to the semifinals of the ACC Tourney to face UNC. 

Dayne St. Clair 

Redshirt Junior

Goalkeeper 

Maryland

 

St. Clair made several key stops which gave the  Terps the opportunity to secure a 1-0 win over Michigan State in East Lansing in the Quarterfinals of the Big Ten Conference Tourney.  Maryland improves to 8-6-3 overall and advances to face Indiana in the semifinals.