National Team Of The Week

College Soccer News - Men's National Team Of The Week - Week Ending October 11, 2020

The College Soccer News Team of the Week includes players on both sides of the ball who came through in the clutch with the big plays that their team needed to prevail in a week that featured a lot of close contests. 

David Wrona

Sophomore

Forward

Wake Forest

Wrona scored twice to play a key role on the offensive side of the ball in Wake Forest's 3-0 win over UAB on a rainy evening in Winston-Salem. The Demon Deacons improve to 3-0-0. 

Jack Lynn

Junior

Forward

Notre Dame

Lynn skillfully placed a shot into the bottom right corner of the net out of a corner kick served in by freshman Paddy Burns. Lynn's goal and a solid Irish defense gave Notre Dame the edge they needed to top Syracuse 1-0. The Irish improve to 2-2-0.  

Bertin Jacquesson

Freshman

Forward

Pittsburgh

Jacquesson had a productive week of play contributing the golden goal and an assist in Pitts 3-2 win in overtime against Syracuse. He also had a three helper evening in PItts 4-2 win over Virginia Tech. 

Soren Jensen

Senior

Midfielder 

Central Arkansas

Jensen contributed the assist on Rubyn Gill's goal and drove a shot into the top of the net with Kasper Anderson and Pablo Azona providing helpers in Central Arkansas' 4-1 Sun Belt Conference win over Georgia Southern.  

Veljko Petkovic 

Sophomore

Midfielder 

Pittsburgh

Petkovic has been a key ingredient in Pittsburgh's high  octane attack. He scored twice to in Pitts 3-2 win over Syracuse and contributed a goal from the top of the box and assisted on one of  Valentin Noel's two goals in the Panthers 4-2 win over Virginia Tech. Pitt is 3-0-0. 

 

Mark Salas

Senior

Defender 

North Carolina

Salas was part of a solid and organized bend but don't break Tar Heel defensive effort that was able to contain a very explosive Clemson attack. North Carolina secures a 1-0 win over the Tigers to improve to 2-0-0.  

Christian Kraus

Freshman

Defender

South Carolina

Kraus scored the lone goal of the evening in the 75th minute of play with a double assist from junior forward Andrew Halloran and freshman midfielder Spencer Mallion in South Carolina's 1-0 on the road win over Mercer. The Gamecocks improve to 2-2-0. 

Lewis McGarvey

Freshman

Defender

Duke

McGarvey made a nice back post run to create the space he needed to send a header  served in by Matthias Frick into the back of the frame in Duke's 3-1-0 win over NC State. The Blue Devils improve to 2-2-0 and gain momentum. 

Mael Couteau

Freshman

Defender

Coastal Carolina

Couteau was responsible for  the lone goal in Coastal Carolina's season opening win over previously undefeated Georgia State. He was also part of a solid Chanticleer defense that held the Panthers to only one shot on goal. Coastal Carolina is 1-0-0. 

Filllipo Zattarin

Graduate Student

Defender

North Carolina

Zattarin came up big for the Tar Heels when he drove a header into the back of the net out of a set piece with one second remaining in regulation to give North Carolina the edge they needed to top Clemson 1-0. 

Colin Shutler

Graduate Student

Goalkeeper

Virginia

Shutler took care of business between the pipes for Virginia with an eight save night that included two stops in the final overtime period to help the Cavaliers gut out a 2-1 win over Louisville.