National Team Of The Week

College Soccer News National Team Of The Week - Week Ending November 15, 2015

Brandon Allen - Senior - Forward - Georgetown Allen once again earns a spot on the College Soccer News National Team of the Week. He drove a shot into the upper left portion of the goal to give the Hoyas to edge they needed to top Xavier 1-0 in the semifinals of the Big East Conference Tournament. He also was at the right place at the right time to score at close range after receiving a pass from defender Kegan Rosenberry in Georgetown's 2-1 win in overtime against Creighton in the championship contest. Alex Muyl netted the game-winner for the Hoyas in overtime. Georgetown improves to 15-2-2 overall.   
Max Hasenstab - Junior - Forward - Winthrop Hasenstab produced a hat trick to lead Winthrop past Campbell 4-0 in the semifinals of the Big South Conference Tournament. He also was at the center of Winthrop's offense and converted the deciding penalty kick to help the Eagles prevail 3-2 in a penalty kick shootout over a very determined High Point University team in a contest that was scoreless at the end of regulation and ovetime. Rich Posipanko's Eagles secure their fifth Big South Tournament Title and earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament field for the sixth time. 
Ben Polk - Junior - Forward - Syracuse Polk scored out of a free kick from the top of the box with an assist from Louis Cross and placed a shot into the back of the net from eight yards out after receiving a cross from Noah Rhynhart to lead Syracuse past Clemson 2-0 in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament. Cross also netted the Orange's lone goal in their 1-0 win over Notre Dame in the championship contest. Syracuse secures two impressive on the road wins to improve to 13-5-3 overall. 
Elliott Otmani - Sophomore - Forward - Rider Otmani scored twice to lead the Broncs in a 3-2 win over Siena College in the semifinals of the MACC Tournament. He also contributed a goal in Rider's 3-2 win over Monmouth to win the MAAC Tournament Championship. For his effort he was named the Tournament MVP. The Broncs improve to 14-5-1 overall and earn the conference's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament. 
Helge Pietschmann - Senior - Forward - North Florida Pietschmann scored three goals in a six minute span to power the Ospreys past USC Upstate in the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship game. He also converted the game-winning goal in ovetime in their 2-1 win in the semifinals when he alertly converted a rebound of his own missed penatly kick. Pietschmann was named the MVP of the Tournament. The Ospreys dance their way into the NCAA Tourney for the first time in the history of the program. 
Brian Wright - Junior - Forward - Vermont Wright has been a force on the offensive side of the ball for the Catamounts since arriving on campus as a freshman. He scored in Vermont' 2-1 overtime win against UMBC in the semifinals of the America East Tournament. He also scored the lone goal of the contest after receiving a through ball from sophomore forward Jaime Miralles to give the Catamounts all the scoring they would need to top Binghamton 1-0 to win the America East Championship before a record setting crowd of 1,913 fans at Virtue Field. 
Joseph Holland - Junior - Midfielder - Hofstra Holland scored and contributed an assist in the Pride's 2-0 win over James Madison in the CAA Tourney semifinal match. He also scored a picture perfect goal out of a free kick from eighteen yards out with seconds remaining in the first half of play to add the insurance goal in Hofstra's 2-0 win over Delaware in the tournament final. Holland was named the Tournament's Most Outstading Player. The Pride gets back on track to improve to 13-7-0. 
Daniel Gonzalez - Senior - Midfielder - FIU Gonzalez and his FIU teammates had a productive week of play. Gonzalez contributed a goal and an assist in FIU's 4-2 quarterfinal win over ODU in the CUSA Tournament. He also controlled the rebound of his own missed penalty kick and sent it back into the net to score the lone goal in the Panther's 1-0 win over Kentucky in the tourney semifinals. Gonzalez also contributed the helper on teammate Patrick Lopez's game-winning header in FIU's 1-0 victory over Marshall in the championship game. The Panthers have momentum and improve to 12-6-1.  
Matt Dudley - Senior - Midfielder - Oakland Dudley contributed the assist out of a corner kick on teammate Matt Rickard's game-winning goal in overtime in Oakland's 1-0 win the the semifinals of the Horizon League Tournament. The Golden Grizzlie captain also sent a beautiful bending ball into the lower left corner of the goal out of a free kick from twenty-five yards out to give Oakland the edge they needed to defeat a very competitive Wright State team 1-0 in the championship game. Oakland improves to 10-8-1and secures their second consecutive Horizon League title. 
Jamie Luchini - Senior - Midfielder - Lehigh Luchni scored twice to help power number four seeded Lehigh to a 2-1 win over American University in the championship contest of the Patriot League Tournament. He also converted a header after receiving a well played and timed cross from sophomore forward Doyle Tuvesson in Lehigh's 2-0 win over number one seed Colgate in the tournament semifinals. Dean Koski's Mountain Hawks improve to 13-5-3 overall and punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006.  
Bradley Bourgeois - Senior - Defender - Tulsa Bradley is a four year starter who has been a key ingredient in Tulsa's backline since arriving on camput from Cypress, Texas. He converted a header in Tulsa's 2-2 tie with SMU in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament in which Tulsa advanced by prevailing in a penalty kick shootout. He has was solid on the defensive side of the ball in Tulsa's 1-1 tie with Connecticut in the championship contest which was ultimately determined in the Golden Hurricane's favor when they prevailed once again in a penalty kick shootout. Tulsa is now 7-6-6 overall.  
Cody Niedermeier - RS Junior - Goalkeeper - Maryland A lot of goalkeepers came up big in their conferenc tournaments but none any more so than Niedermeier who saved the final four penalty kick attempts by the Hoosiers as Maryland advanced past Indiana 3-2 in a penalty kick shootout in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament after the contests was tied 1-1. He also anchored a solid Terps defense that shutout Ohio State 2-0 in the championship game. Maryland has now won four consecutive conference tournaments and will enter the NCAA Tournament with a 10-5-5 overall record.