National Team Of The Week

College Soccer News - National Team Of The Week - Week Ending September 11, 2016

Zach Wright - Junior - Forward - North Carolina  Wright assited on Walker Hume's goal and one of the two goals scored by Tucker Hume in North Carolina's 3-0 win over VCU. He also tallied the lone goal with an assist from freshman Cam Lindley in the 87th minute of regulation to give the Tar Heels the edge they needed to prevail 1-0 over ACC foe and highly regarded Clemson. UNC improves to 4-0-0.  
David Goldsmith - Senior - Forward - Butler  Goldsmith scored twice and assisted on teammate Mitch Ostrowski's goal to lead the Bulldogs past UC Santa Barbara 4-2. Goldsmith also scored twice to play a key role in Butler's 3-0 win over Oregon State. The Bulldogs improve to 4-0-1 and will try to remain undefeated when they travel to open Big East Conference play with Villanova on September 17.  
Nicco Mastrangelo - Sophomore - Forward - Saint Francis  Mastrangelo converted a header out of a corner kick served in by Stefan Sjekloca in SFU's 3-1 win over Penn State. He also netted the game-winning goal that was set up by an assist from brother Mario Mastrangelo to give the Red Flash the edge they needed to top Niagara  Saint Francis improves to 4-2-0. SFU will face Cornell and Colgate this coming weekend in Ithaca, New York.  
Jeroen Meefout - Junior - Forward - San Diego State Meefout scored from eighteen yards out and from ten yards out to power the Aztecs past UTRGV 3-0. He also netted both of San Diego State's goals in their 2-0 win over Memphis. Meefout accounted for four the the five goals the Aztecs scoed over the weekend. San Diego State is off and running with a 4-0-1 record to date. 
Eddie Sanchez - Senior - Midfielder - Portland  Sanchez played a key role in enabling Portland to rally from two goals down to secure a 2-2 tie with Evansville. Sanchez sent a picture bicycle kick goal into the net in that contest to give the Pilots new life. He also alertly sent the rebound of his own missed penalty kick back into the net in Portland's 3-0 win over Bradley.  The Pilots are 4-1-1 season to date. 
Grant Stoneman - RS Sophomore - Midfielder - Loyola Chicago  Stoneman alertly took control of a turnover in the box and sent it back into the goal to get net Loyola Chicago's first score in their 2-0 win over Utah State. He also contributed what proved to be the game-winning goal in Loyola Chicago's 4-0 win over Binghamton when he sent a cross received from teammate junor Broday Kraussel into the back of he net from fifteen yards out. The Ramblers are 5-0-0 for the first time in the history of the program. 
Wuiito Fernandes - Senior - Midfielder - UMass Lowell UMass Lowell has won five straight to claim the program's longest winning streak as a Division I team. Fernandes scored twice to help power the Riverhawks past Quinnipiac 2-1 on Staturday. In the 53rd minute of play he used his head to redirect a cross served in by Carlos Ruiz into the back of the net. He also placed a shot into the frame from around the top of the box in the 66th minute of the contest with a double assist from teammates Ivan Blaskic and Ivan Abramovic.  
Hayden Partain - Senior - Midfielder - Wake Forest Partain made a nice run to be on the receiving end of a cross from teammate Jon Bakero which Partain deftly placed in the goal in overtime to give Wake Forest a good 1-0 victory over long standing nemesis Virginia in a crucial early season Atlantic Coast Conference contest. After losing their season opener, the Demon Deacons have bounced back to win four straight to improve to 4-1-0.  
Jack Hagstrom - Sophomore - Defender - Brown Hagstrom was part of a very effective Brown defense that helped the Bears secure a 2-1 win in overtime with Georgia State and a 2-0 victory over SMU in the Capital City Classic at Stevenson-Field in Provicence, Rhode Island. Brown improves to 3-0-0 but they have an interesting contest coming up when they travel to face undefeated UMass Lowell on Wednesday, September 14. 
Brandon Aubrey - Senior - Defender - Notre Dame Aubrey continues to play a key role in Notre Dave's success to date. The Irish center back contributes on both sides of the ball. In Notre Dame's 4-1 win over Virginia Tech, he converted a penalty kick, drove a header into the back of the net, and scored out of a free kick from twenty yards out to record a hat trick. The Irish improve to 5-0-0.  
Ryan Baird - Junior - Goalkeeper - Rider  Baird did a very good job of anchoring and organizing a bend but don't break Broncs defense that helped the Broncs claim a 1-0 shutout win over NJIT and a 2-0 shutout win over Temple. Baird had three saves in the contest with NJIT and he had seven saves including a huge stop of a penalty kick in the victory over Temple. Rider improves to 4-0-0.