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.      

 

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

It was a week of very close contests during which playmakers on both sides of the ball came through in clutch situations to give their teams the edge they needed to prevail.  

Mackenzie Anthony

Freshman

Forward

Baylor 

Anthony intercepted a pass from outside the box and drove a shot into the far post from the left side of the box and assisted on teammate Taylor Moon's goal as Baylor combined solid play on the defensive side of the ball with an aggressive attack to top Kansas 2-0. The win was Baylor's first over a top-five team since 1997. 

Amanda West

Sophomore

Forward

Pittsburgh

West converted a penalty kick and used her touch on the ball and quickness to create the space and angle she needed to deftly place a shot into the far corner of the goal to help power Pitt past Boston College 4-3. She also found the back of the net twice in Pitt's 4-1 win over Navy. The Panthers improve to 8-2-0. 

Logan Dix

Senior

Forward

The Citadel

Dix converted a penalty kick and sent a header into the back of the net to play a key role in The Citadels 3-2 win over Mercer. Sophomore midfielder Ari Ford netted the game-winner for the Bulldogs in the 87th minute of play. The Citadel improves to 3-2-2.  

Morgan Cross

Junior

Forward

South Alabama

Cross scored twice in South Alabama's closer than expected 3-2 win over rival Troy. Cross placed a shot into the right side of the net after receiving a well played through ball from midfielder Athanasia Moraitou. She also alertly controlled a loose ball near the six-yard box and skillfully sent it into the back of the frame. Freshman forward Izzy Ford scored what proved to be the game-winner for South Alabama. The Jaguars improve to 5-2-0. 

Maddie Johnston

Freshman

Forward

Georgia State

Johnston's penalty kick gave Georgia State the edge they needed to slip past Appalachian State 1-0. She also contributed a goal with a helper from Kelsee Holloway in the Pathers 2-1 win in overtime against Coastal Carolina in which sophomore midfielder Jolie Ryff netted the game-winner. Georgia State is 6-1-1 overall with a 5-1-1 mark in Sun Belt Conference play.  

Ava Tankersley

Freshman

Midfielder

Arkansas

Tankersley came up big for the Razorbacks when she created the space she needed at the top of the box to decisively drive a shot into the back of the frame in overtime to help Arkansas secure a closely contested 2-1 on the road win over Alabama. Arkansas is now 4-0-0.  

Claudia Dipasupil

Sophomore

Midfielder

Tennessee

 

Dipasupil made good things happen for the Vols. She effectively utilized the time that she was on the pitch to contribute a helper on the goals scored by teammates Alicia Donley and Jaida Thomas in Tennessee's 2-1 win over SEC foe Missouri. The Vols are now 2-2-0.  

Brandi Peterson

Junior

Defender

TCU

Mandy Warren scored for TCU in the 86th minute to force overtime. Peterson then produced the big play in overtime that TCU needed to secure a hard fought win when she sent a blast into the back of the frame from the top of the box to give TCU a 2-1 win over Oklahoma State. TCU wins its third consecutive contest to improve to 3-0-1.  

Victoria MacIntosh

Senior

Defender 

Arkansas State

Arkansas State was awarded a penalty kick in the 101st minute of play when freshman forward Darby Stotts was fouled in the box. MacIntosh calmly converted it to give Arkansas State a 1-0 win over a determined Texas Tech side. MacIntosh was also part of an Arkansas State defense anchored by senior goalkeeper Megan McClure that kept Texas Tech off the scoreboard. The Red Wolves improve to 7-0-0. 

Caitlin Cosme

Senior

Defender

Duke

Cosme converted a penalty kick and was part of a solid Duke defensive effort that held Virginia Tech to only two shots. Cosme has scored three times so far this year. The Blue Devils improve to 3-1-2 overall.   

 

Henslye Hancuff

Junior

Goalkeeper

Clemson

Hancuff had an eight save evening to anchor a solid Clemson defense that shutout Wake Forest 2-0 on senior night at Historic Riggs Field. The Tigers improve to 4-2-0 with a 3-2-0 mark in ACC play.  

 

 

 

College Soccer News - Women's National Team of the Week - Week Ending October 4, 2020

The College Soccer News National Team of the Week recognizes individual performers on both sides of the ball who played a key role in the level of success that their team experienced during the week.  

Sarah Sodoma

Senior

Forward

Arkansas State

Sodoma contributed the assist on freshman midfielder Abigail Miller's game-winner in Arkansas State's 1-0 win over Little Rock. Sodoma also scored twice to help power the Red Wolves to a 3-0 win over Louisiana Monroe. Arkansas State improves to 6-0-0 during which time they have scored a total of fifteen goals while allowing only one.  

Kiki Van Zanten

Sophomore

Forward

Notre Dame

 

Van Zanten is an impact player who has made the most of the time she has been on the pitch for the Irish. She contributed a goal in Notre Dame's 2-0 win over Boston College and scored twice in their 2-0 victory over Syracuse. Notre Dame improves to 3-1-0 after a season opening loss to FSU. 

Monigo Karnley

Junior

Forward

Mississippi State

Karnley gave the Bulldogs the edge they needed to top Ole Miss 1-0 when she skillfully created the angle she needed to thread a shot into the back of the frame out of a corner kick. The win was the first for Mississippi State over Mississippi in Oxford since 2001. The Bulldogs are now 1-0-2. 

Yazmeen Ryan

Senior

Midfielder

TCU

Ryan is a difference maker who made her presence known once again. Ryan  was fouled and awarded a penalty kick which she cleanly finished to give TCU a hard fought 1-0 win over Iowa State. The goal was her 18th career goal and 10th career  game-winner. TCU is now 2-0-1.  

MacKenzie Gibbs

Senior

Midfielder

Coastal Carolina

Gibbs came through in the clutch for the Chants. She  utilized her left foot to place a shot that tipped off the right post and into the back of the frame with only 44 ticks left on the clock in the second overtime period to give Coastal Carolina a 1-0 win over Appalachian State. The Chants improve to 3-1-0. 

Emina Ekic

Senior

Midfielder 

Louisville 

Ekic is a playmaker. She found the back of the net twice and contributed an assist in Louisville's 3-0 win over Syracuse. She followed that up with a goal and an assist to play a key role in Louisville's 2-0 win over Boston College. The Cardinals improve to 3-1-0.  

Abby Boyan

Junior

Midfielder 

Georgia

Boyan contributed her second game-winning goal of the young season for the Bulldogs when she displayed nice touch on the ball to create the space she needed to drive a shot into the left side of the net in a 1-0 win over Tennessee. Georgia is 2-0-1 and off to their best start in Southeastern Conference play since 2009.  

Malia Berkely

RS Senior

Defender

Florida State

FSU has been impressive on both sides of the ball. Berkely was part of a tenacious Seminole defense that limited Virgina Tech to one shot on goal in a 4-0 win and Wake Forest to two shots on goal in a 4-0 win. FSU is 4-0-0 to date during which time they have scored 14 goals and allowed none.  

Alex Augustyn

Junior

Defender

Louisiana

Augustyn contributed the assists on the goals scored by teammates Una Einarsdottir and Lizzie Mayfield and was part of a Ragin' Cajuns backline that held Louisiana Tech to only two shots on goal in a 2-0 win over the Lady Techsters. Louisiana also shutout Texas State 1-0 to  improve to 5-3-0 overall.  

Maycee Bell

Sophomore

Defender

North Carolina

Bell was part of a rock solid Tar Heel backline that held Clemson to two shots on goal in North Carolina's 2-0 win over the Tigers in this Atlantic Coast Conference contest. The Tar Heels improve to 4-0-0 during which time they have scored eight goals and only allowed one.   

Jennifer Wandt

Senior

Goalkeeper

Baylor 

Wandt anchored a Baylor defense that shutout a high octane Oklahoma State offense to secure a 0-0 draw. Wendt had a six save evening and established a new Baylor program record with her 28th career shutout. The contest was a young Butler teams third scoreless game of the season. Baylor is 0-1-3. 

 

College Soccer News - Men's National Team of the Week - Week Ending October 4, 2020

The College Soccer News National Team of the Week recognizes individual performers on both sides of the ball who played a key role in the level of success that their team experienced during the week.  

Mohamed Seye

Sophomore

Forward

Clemson

Seye drove a header into the back of the frame out of a corner kick served in by forward Grayson Barber in the first half of play and scored again in the second half with an assist from midfielder Luis Felipe Frandez-Salvador to play a key role in Clemson's 3-0 season opening on the road win over in-state rival South Carolina.  

Brock Lindow

Junior

Forward

Kentucky

Lindow gave Kentucky the edge they needed to top a determined Central Arkansas team 2-1 in overtime when he served in a bending ball out of a corner kick that found its way into the upper right corner of the goal in the 96th minute of play. Kentucky improves to 3-1-0. 

Eythor Bjorgolfsson

Sophomore

Forward

Kentucky

Bjorgolfsson scored twice to help power Kentucky past in-state rival Louisville 3-1. His first goal came after receiving a long ball from Aime Mabika in which he utilized his speed to create the space he needed to score from close range. His second goal occurred when he controlled and sent a rebound into the back of the frame from six yards out. 

Kyle Holcomb

Junior

Forward

Wake Forest 

Holcomb was a force on the offensive side of the ball scoring twice in the Demon Deacons ACC season opening 4-1 win over NC State. Senior forward Machop Chol and sophomore forward David Wrona also scored for Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons are 2-0-0.

Aris Briggs

Senior

Forward

Georgia State

Briggs is among the reason why the Panthers are off to a 4-0-0 start during which time they have outscored their opponents 11-2. He contributed two assists in Georgia State's 4-0 win over UAB and scored and added a helper in their 2-0 win over Georgia Southern.

Pedro Fonseca

Junior

Forward

Louisville

Fonseca contributed the assist on sophomore senior midfielder Elijah Amo's goal in Louisville's 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference win over Notre Dame. He also drew and converted a penalty kick to score what proved to be the game-winning goal. Louisville secures their first win of the season to improve to 1-2-0.

Jake Swallen

RS Sophomore

Midfielder

Wake Forest

Swallen contributed the assist on both of Kyle Holcomb's goals to help the Demon Deacons open ACC play with a convincing 4-1 win over NC State. Wake Forest improves to 2-0-0.

Matthew Fearnley

Junior

Midfielder

Georgia State

Fearnley adds an additional dimension to Georgia State's attack. He opened the scoring for the Panthers in their 4-0 win over UAB and in their 2-0 win over in-state rival Georgia Southern. The Panthers are off to their best start since the 2003 season.

Matt Constant

Senior

Defender

North Carolina

Constant scored what proved to be the game-winning goal when he drove a header into the lower left corner of the net out of a free kick served in by junior Milo Garvanian. Constant was also part of a stout UNC defense that posted a shutout as UNC topped ACC rival Duke 2-0 in their 2020 season opener. 

Justin Malou

Senior

Defender

Clemson

Malou was part of a solid Clemson defense that held South Carolina to only three shots on goal in the Tigers 3-0 season opening win on the road over the Gamecocks.

Alec Smir

Junior

Goalkeeper

North Carolina

Smir took care of business between the pipes for the Tar Heels making three key saves including a punch save on a short range shot in North Carolina's season opening 2-0 on the road win over rival Duke.