National Team Of The Week

College Soccer News National Team Of The Week - Week Ending September 7, 2014

Reilly Maw - Sophomore - Forward - William and Mary  Maw placed a header into the lower left corner of the goal out of a corner kick and placed a shot into the upper ninety from the top of the box to lead the Tribe past Pittsburgh 4-0.  He also contributed an assist on both of the goals scored by teammate senior midfielder Chris Albiston.  William and Mary improves to 2-2-0.   
Andy Craven - Senior - Forward - North Carolina   Craven has returned to the pitch for the Tar Heels this year after missing the 2013 season due to injury and has hit the ground running. This week he alertly controlled the rebound of his own shot and sent it into the back of the net to give the Tar Heels the edge they needed to top a very good Old Dominion side.  He also scored unassisted to enable UNC to top an always tough VCU team 1-0. North Carolina improves to 3-1-0.  
Lewis Hawke - Sophomore - Forward - Furman  Hawke settled a ball played in out of a corner and drilled it into the back of the net in the 99th minute of play to give Furman a 2-1 win over North Florida.  He also scored in Furman's 5-0 win over Georgia State.  For his efforts he was named the MVP of the Gray Griffin Memorial Tournament.  The Paladins improve to 3-1-0,  
Sagi Lev-Ari - Senior - Forward - CSUN  Lev-Ari continues to be a force on the offensive side of the ball for the Matadors who picked up wins this week over UAB 2-0 and Tulsa 2-1 in overtime.  He scored off a throw-in from six yards out in the match with UAB and drove in the game winning goal in the 92nd minute in the contest with Tulsa.  Lev-Ari now has thrity-five career goals for the Matadors who improve to 2-2-0.  
David Olsen - Freshman -  Forward - San Diego State     Olsen converted a clutch penalty kick in the 87th minute of play to give the Aztec's a 2-1 win over Clemson.  He also scored twice including the game winning goal off an assist from Forrayah Bass to lead the Aztecs past Denver 4-3.  SDSU has now won three straight to improve to 3-1-0.  
Fredrik Borenstein - Freshman - Midfielder - Duquesne  Borenstein, who hails from Gjettum, Norway, had a productive weekend of play for the Dukes.  He collected a rebound out of a corner kick and returned it into the back of the net to help Duquesne top Binghamton 3-2 in the opening day of the Duquesne invitational. He also netted the game winning goal in the 105th minute of play to give Duquesne the edge they needed to top a good Bowling Green team 1-0.  
Wuilito Fernandes - Sophomore - Midfielder - UMass Lowell  Fernandes converted a header out of a corner kick served in by teammate Carlos Ruiz to help the River Hawks top St. Francis Brooklyn 3-1.  He also drove a shot into the far corner of the goal from the top of the box to lead UMass Lowell to a 2-0 win over LaSalle.  He was named the MVP of the Morgan Stanley Windjammer Classic.  The River Hawks improve to 2-2-0. 
Mahamoudou Kaba - Senior - Defender - South Carolina  The Gamecock center back converted a penalty kick and anchored a tough South Carolina defense along with backs Braeden Troyer, Reid Grayson, and Ive Burnett and goalkeeper Marco Velez that shutout Mercer 2-0.  South Carolina begins the season at 3-0-0 for the first time since the 2004 campaign. 
Conor Osborne - Senior - Defender - American   Osborne was productive on both sides of the ball as American made their presence known at the Lobo Invitational in Albuquerque.  The Eagles upset UCLA 2-1 on sophomore forward Dale Ludwig's golden goal in overtime and topped UC Riverside 1-0 with Michael Cherry netting the game winner and Osborne providing the assist.  American is now 3-1-0.  
John Pothast - RS Sophomore - Defender - Marquette  The Marquette center back was as key part of a very solid Golden Eagle defensive effort that enabled Marquette to shutout Gonzaga 2-0 and to shutout Oregon State 1-0.  He contributed an assist on Alex McBride's goal in the contest with Gonzaga. The Golden Eagles bounce back to secure two wins to improve to 2-2-0.   
Alex Bono - Junior - Goalkeeper - Syracuse  Bono continues to be a difference maker between the pipes for Syracuse.  He anchors an Orange defense that has recorded four shutouts to date.  This week the Orange topped Rutgers 1-0 and St. John's 1-0 to improve to 4-0-0.  Ian McIntyre stated, "He's (Bono) really that calming presence for us, it's nice to know that when we need him, he'll make the fantistic save and he's done that the past two games."