National Team Of The Week

College Soccer News - National Team Of The Week - Week Ending November 6, 2016

Andre Shinyashiki - Sophomore - Forward - Denver Shinyashiki scored twice to lead the Pioneers to a 2-1 come from behind win over a very competitive Portland team. He converted a header from four yards out after receiving a cross from Karsten Hanlin and sent a shot into the back of the frame from sixteen yards out after making a move to create the space he needed to score with defender Graham Smith contributing the assist. Denver closed out regular season play with a 15-0-2 overall record.  
Albert Ruiz - Junior - Forward - FGCU Ruiz scored twice to play a key role in FGCU's 3-2 win over Lipscomb. Ruiz leads the country in goals scored to date having placed the rock into the back of the net a total of nineteen times year to date. The Eagles improve to 13-3-2 and advance to the ASUN Championship Final next Saturday. 
Eric Lynch - Senior - Forward - Wright State  Lynch placed a shot into the back of the left side of the net from thirty yards out and assisted on sophomore midfieler Jackson Dietrich's insurance goal to help Wright State top Valparaiso 2-0 to improve to 11-5-2 overall with a 7-1-1 mark in Horizon League play. Lynch has a total of six goals so far and six assists. Wright State clinced the Horizon League regular season title outright for the first time ever. 
Stuart Holthusen - Junior - Forward - Akron Holthusen had a very productive week. He scored twice including the game-winning goal in overtime to lead Akron over Grand Canyon 3-2. Holthusen also found the back of the net twice to power the Zips past Western Michigan 3-0. Akron improves to 9-5-4 overall with a 1-1-3 mark in Mid-American Conference play. 
Lewis Suddick - Freshman - Midfielder - Butler Suddick has been a difference maker this year for Butler. He scored twice to help power the Bulldogs to a 2-1 win over Xavier. Suddick has netted eleven goals so far this year and contributed two assists.Butler improves to 11-5-1 with a 6-3-0 mark in Big East Conference play. The victory over Xavier secures the number two seed in the conference tournament for the Bulldogs and a bye into the tournament semifinals.  
Dale Ludwig - Senior - Midfielder - American  Ludwig converted a header from just outside the six yard box off a corner kick served in by Joe Iraola. He also decisively drove a header into the back of the frame out of a corner kick put in play by teammate Danny Kaiser to lead American to a 3-1 win over Lehigh in a Patriot League contest. American head coach Todd West stated, "Dale (Ludwig) showed tonight why he should be this year's PL Player of the Year." American improved to 10-5-4 overall and claimed the Patriot League Regular Season Title with a 7-1-1 mark in league play. 
Jullian Gressel - Senior - Midfielder - Providence Gressel earns a repeat nod as a member of the College Soccer News National Team of the Week. He is a playmaker and impact player who netted the lone goal of the evening when he alertly placed a loose ball into the back of the net to give the Friars the edge they needed to top a game St. John's side 1-0. The goal was Gressel's eleventh of the season and fifth game-winner. The Friars have won eight in a row to improve to 12-5-0 with a 7-2-0 mark in Big East Conference action. 
Jakob Strandsater - Sophomore - Midfielder - Radford Strandsater scored twice and assisted on teammate Michael Walsh's goal to power Radford past UNC Asheville 3-0 in a Big South Conference contest. Strandsater has a total of five goals and six assists year to date. The Highlanders improve to 13-3-1 overall with a 7-1-0 mark in conference play. Radford has now won three consecutive Big South Regular Season Titles. 
Zeiko Lewis - Senior - Midfielder - Boston College Lewis played a key role in two Boston College wins in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. He scored both of Boston College's goals in their 2-2 tie with Virginia Tech and converted his penalty kick in the penalty kick shootout in which the Eagles prevailed to advance. He also netted the lone goal in Boston College's 1-0 upset win over North Carolina in the Quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament. Boston College improves to 8-7-2 overall. 
Tim Kubel - Junior - Defender - Louisville Kubel was solid on both sides of the ball.  He was a key part of a Louisville defense that shutout Virginia 1-0. He also skillfully placed a shot just inside the left post from twenty-three yards out to net the game-winning goal for the Cardinals. Louisville improves to 10-3-5 overall and advances to the semi-final round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. 
Jimmy Fiscus - Junior - Defender - Michigan State Fiscus' diving header of the defection of teammate Ryan Sierakowski shot produced what proved to be the game-winner for the Spartans who topped Penn State 2-1 in the first ever Big Ten Tournament game played at DeMartin Stadium. Fiscus was also part of a solid Michigan State defense that limited Penn State to only one shot on goal. The Spartans improve 13-4-1 and advance to the semin-final round of the Big Ten Tourney.  
Liam McNally - Senior - Defender - South Florida  McNally along with goalkeeper Spasoje Stefanovic among others was part of a tenacious South Florida defense that contained a very good Temple attack to secure a 1-0 shutout. Freshman Luis Garza netted the lone goal of the evening for South Florida. The Bulls improve to 9-6-2 overall with a 6-1-0 mark in American Althletic Conference action.  
John Wendt - Junior - Goalkeeper - Air Force Wendt recorded six saves in goal while anchoring a very solid Air Force defense that shutout a very competitive Seattle side 1-0. Junior midfielder Trey Pujats scored the lone goal of the contest for the Falcons who improve to 12-6-1 with a 6-3-1 mark in WAC play.