College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending October 6, 2019

The College Soccer News National Team of the Week recognizes individual performers on both sides of the ball from coast to coast who had a significant impact on the success that their teams enjoyed during the week.  

Rene White

RS Junior

Forward

NJIT

White continutes to be a force on the offensive side of the ball for NJIT. He scored twice in NJIT's 2-2 tie with LaSalle and twice in the Highlanders 5-0 win over VMI. White has scored eleven times this year to become NJIT's Division I All-Ttime scoring leader with twenty-eight career goals. The Highlanders improve to 4-3-4.   

Stefan Sigurdarson

Freshman

Forward

Boston College

 

Sigurdarson scored twice to help power the Eagles past Wake Forest 2-0. He made a nice move down the right side of the field and drove a shot into the far post from twelve yards out and scored from eight yards out after receiving a pass from teammate Mike Suski. Boston College improves to 6-2-2 with a 1-2-1 mark in ACC play. 

Ryan Goldsmith

Senior

Forward

CSU Bakersfield

Goldsmith came through in the clutch for the Roadrunners producing the game-winners in their 1-0 win over UNLV and their 2-1 win over Grand Canyon in WAC contests.  Bakersfield improves to 3-6-0 overall with a 2-1 mark in WAC play.   

Blake Bodily

Junior 

Midfielder 

Washington

Bodily played a key role in two impressive Washington wins. He pushed the ball down the right side and sent a cross to the far post which teammate Lucas Meek decisively headed into the back of the net in overtime to propel the Huskies past Stanford 2-1. Bodily also send a rebound into the back of the frame to net the game-winning goal in Washington's 1-0 win over California. 

Alex Greive

Junior

Midfielder

Northern Kentucky

Greive scored three times in the second half to power NKU to a 3-2 come from behind win over UIC in Horizon League play. Greive's hat trick is the first in Northern Kentucky's tenure to date in Divsion I play. The Norse improve to 3-5-0 with a 2-2-0 mark in league play.  

Anthony Bowie

Senior

Midfielder

Western Michigan

Bowie's goal proved to be the difference in Western Michigan's 1-0 win on the road over a good Xavier team.  He also alertly sent the rebound of teammate Charlie Sharp's shot into the back of the net to give the Broncos the edge they needed to defeat Loyola Marymount. Western Michigan improves to 6-4-0.  

Robbie Soronellas

Freshman

Midfielder

North Florida 

Soronellas sent a deflection back into the net thirty-seven seconds into the contest and sent a rocket into the back of the net from twenty yards out in the second stanza to help power UNF past rival Jacksonville in an ASUN Conference contest. The Ospreys improve to 3-3-2 with a 2-0-1 mark in conference play.   

Tyler Gabarra

Senior

Midfielder

NC State

Gabarra contributed an  assist on the goals scored by teammates Kuda Muskwe and Pepe Garcia to help the Wolfpack top Notre Dame 2-0. Over fifty former NC State players were on had to participate in a halftime ceremony that honored recently passed legendary Wolfpack head coach George Tarantini. 

Edvin Akselsen

RS Sophomore

Midfielder 

Rhode Island

Akselsen made good things happen in Rhode Island's 3-1 come from behind win over Fordham. He scored and contributed an assist on the goals scored by teammates Filippo Tamburini and Stavros Zarokostas. The Rams improve to 5-3-2 overall with a 2-1-0 mark in A-10 play. 

Rafael Bustamante

Junior

Defender

St. John's

 

Bustamante contributed on both sides of the ball in St. John's 4-0 on the road win over Big East foe Marquette. He was part of a rock solid Red Storm defense that shutout Marquette and has allowed a total of only five goals so far this year. He also scored the game-winning goal with a double assist from Matt Forster and Einar Lye. St. John's is 9-1-0.  

Robin Afamefuna

Senior

Defender

Virginia

Afamefuna earns a spot on the CSN National Team of the Week for the second time this season. He was part of a very solid Cavalier defense that shutout George Washington 3-0 and Louisville 2-0. He also skillfully placed a shot in the top right corner of the frame out of a free kick in the win over George Washington. Virginia is now 10-0-0.  

Mathijs Swaneveld

Junior

Goalkeeper

Virginia Tech

Swaneveld was at the heart of a tough Virginia Tech defense that kept a powerful Clemson attack in check on the road in a contest that ended in a  scoreless draw after 110 minutes of play. The Hokies also shutout Gardner-Webb 4-0 earlier in the week. Virginia Tech is 6-2-2 with a 2-1-1 mark in conference play.