National Team Of The Week

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending September 29, 2019

The College Soccer News National Team of the Week recognizes top individual performers and playmakers during the week who helped their team achieve success. 

Jorge Gonzalez

Senior

Forward 

SIUE

Gonzalez continues to be a catalyst on the offensive side of the ball for the Cougars. He sent a half-volley into the back of the net from ten yards out in SIUE's 1-0 win over Kansas City and scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in the Cougars 2-0 win over Central Arkansas. SIUE is now 4-3-1. 

Josh Luchini

Sophomore

Forward

Lehigh

Luchini had a very productive week. He sent a rocket into the back of the frame from the right side of the box that was set up by a nice pass from Michael Tahiru in Lehigh's 2-1 win over Penn. He also scored three times to help power the Mountain Hawks past Boston University 4-2. Lehigh improves to 6-2-0 with a 2-0-0 mark in Patriot League play.  

Thibaut Jacquel

Junior

Forward

Campbell

Jacquel scored twice to lead Campbell past UNCW 2-0. He also sored twice including the game-winning goal in overtime in Campbell's 2-1 win over Radford in Big South Conference play. The Camels are now 6-2-1. 

Brandon Williamson

Senior

Midfielder 

Duke 

The Duke center midfielder is the glue that holds everything together for Duke. He made good things happen in Duke's 3-2 come from behind win over rival North Carolina in an Atlantic Coast Conference contest contributing an assist on teammate Daniel Wright's goal and scoring from twelve yards out after receiving a pass from Daniele Proch. 

Kalil Elmedkhar

Junior

Midfielder

Kentucky

 

Elmedkhar has played a key role in Kentucky's offense. This week he assisted on  on teammate Daniel Evans' goal and scored in Kentucky's 2-0 win over Bowling Green. He also converted a penalty kick in the Wildcats 1-0 win over Coastal Carolina. Kentucky improves to 5-1-2. 

Joe Brito

Junior

Midfielder 

Charlotte 

Brito sent a rocket into the upper left corner of the net from fifteen yards out in overtime in Charlotte's 3-2 win over Wofford in which the 49ers scored three unanswered goals in the final twenty-four minutes of play. Brito also sent a blast into the bottom left corner of the goal from twenty-five yards out in Charlotte's 4-0 win over South Carolina. 

Antonio Colacci

Senior

Midfielder 

New Hampshire

Colacci is a playmaker. He assisted on teammate Jacob Gould's goal and converted a penalty kick to help lead New Hampshire past Quinnipiac 3-1. He also placed a shot into the upper right corner of the goal from twenty yards out with an assist from Jack Doherty in New Hampshire's 2-0 victory over Binghamton 2-0. 

Aidan Megally

Senior

Midfielder 

Loyola Chicago

Megally came up big for the Ramblers scoring twice including the game-winner in overtime in Loyola Chicago's 2-1 win over a good Drake team. Megally has four goals and one assist to date. The Ramblers improve to 5-4-0 with a 2-2-0 mark in MVC play. 

Andres Muriel Albino

Senior

Midfielder

West Virginia 

Muriel Albino scored twice to help power West Virginia past Ohio State 4-1. He also sent a bending ball into the far post from ten yards out in West Virginia's 3-0 victory over Penn. Muriel Albino has scored a total of six times so far this year. West Virginia is 6-2-1.  

Sam Golan

Junior

Defender 

William and Mary

Golan was at the center of a Tribe backline that shutout Loyola Maryland 2-0 and Charleston 2-0. He also converted a header out of a free kick and assisted on teammate Nathan Messer's goal in the win over Charleston. 

Ben Stroud

Senior

Defender

Missouri State

Stroud contributed on both sides of the ball in Missouri State's 4-0 win over Western Illinois. MSU is off to a 7-0-0 start for the first time since the 1995 season. Stroud drove a header into the net out of a free kick and sent the rebound of his own shot into the back of the frame in the win over Western Illinois. 

Colin Shutler

RS Junior

Goalkeeper

Virginia 

Shutler recorded his seventh shutout of the season and the fifteenth of his career achoring a Virginia defense that shutout Notre Dame 1-0. Shutler's play between the pipes is among the reasons why the Cavaliers have only allowed one goal so far this year and are 8-0-0 for the first time since 2006.