National Team Of The Week

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.