National Team Of The Week

College Soccer News National Team Of The Week - Week Ending October 27, 2013

Kyle Parker - Sophomore - Forward - Charlotte

Parker drove the rebound of teammate Tyler Gibson's shot inside the far post and placed another shot inside the far post that was set up by a double assist from teammates Will Mayhew and Gentile Giuseppe to play a key role in Charlotte's 3-1 resume building win over Clemson at Transamerica Field.  The 49ers improve their record to 6-5-3.

Jordan Tyler - RS Junior - Forward - Penn State

Tyler scored with just a few minutes remaining in regulation to knot the score with Northwestern at 1-1 to send the game into overtime.  During overtime he netted the game-winning goal after receiving a nice pass from teammate Connor Maloney.  With the win Penn State clinched the number one seed in the Big Ten Tourney and improved their record to 10-3-1 overall with a 5-0-0 mark in conferece play. 

Darius Madison - Sophomore - Forward - Virginia

Madison scored unassisted from eighteen and six yards out to lead Virginia to a big 2-0 on-the-road victory over Notre Dame in an ACC match-up. Madison was on top of his game and did a great job of finding ways to penetrate a very tough Irish defense. Virginia improves to 7-3-4 overall with a 3-2-4 mark in ACC play.  Madison has scored a total of five goals so far this year.  

Stephen Baker - Senior - Forward - Penn

Baker was the catalyst for a determined Penn team that came from behind to secure a hard fought 3-2 win over Yale.  His game-winning goal came when he skillfully deposited the rebound of a shot by teammate Alec Neumann that deflected off of Duke Lacroix into the back of the net.  He also provided the assists out of a corner kick on the goals of teammates Matt Poplawski and Jonny Dolezal.  Penn improves to 6-6-1 with a 3-0-1 mark in Ivy League play.     

Mitchell Alvarez - Junior - Midfielder - UC Irvine

Alverez alertly netted two game-winning goals to help the Anteaters secure two good wins. He controlled a loose ball in the box and placed it just inside the right post in UC Irvine's 2-0 win over UC Riverside.  He also controlled and placed the rebound of teammate Mats Bjurman's chip shot into the back of the net to give UC Irvine the edge they needed to top CS Northridge. 

Nazmi Albadawi - Senior - Midfielder - N.C. State

Albadawi returned from injury to score two goals and contriubute an assist to lead the Wolfpack past Virginia Tech 3-2.  N.C. State coach Kelly Findley stated, "It's great to have Nazmi back."  His first goal was from ten yards out with an assist from Alex Martinez. His second goal came out of a throw-in with Martiez again contributing the helper. Albadawi provided the assist on teammate Nick Surkamp's goal.  The Wolfpack improve to 6-4-4 overall. 

Ali Al-Gashamy - Sophomore - Midfielder - Gardner-Webb 

Al-Gashamy and his Runnin' Bulldog teammates had a productive week with a 5-0 win over UNC Asheville and a 2-0 win over Campbell in Big South Conference play. Al-Gashamy produced a goal and two assists in the contest with UNC Asheville. He also added the insurance goal in Gardner-Webb's win over the Fighting Camels of Campbell. 

Matt Walker - Senior - Midfielder - Xavier

Walker scored twice to help Xavier secure a 2-1 win over Providence.  He also made a nice move to create the space he needed to find the back of the net in Xavier's 3-0 win over Seton Hall.  Walker and his teammates are making big plays and as a result the Musketeers have reeled off five straight wins to improve to 9-5-2 overall with a 5-2-0 mark in Big East Confernce action.   

Ignacio Maganto - Junior - Midfielder - Iona

Maganto had a three goal and two assist week for the Gaels including two game-winning goals. He scored from fifteen yards out off an assist from teammate Franklin Castellanos and converted a header from inside the box in Iona's 4-1 win over Marist. He also scored from twelve yards out in overtime in Iona's 1-0 win over Niagara. Maganto now has seven goals to date. Iona is 7-6-1 with a 4-2-1 mark in MAAC play. 

Jacob VanCompernolle - Junior - Defender - UNCW 

VanCompernolle was a key part of a stout UNC-Wilmington defense that shutout the North Carolina Tar Heels 1-0 in Chapel Hill. He also was solid on the defensive side of the ball and contributed the assist on teammate Colin Bonner's goal to help the Seahawks top Delaware 2-1 in Colonial Athletic Assocaiation play.  UNCW improves to 8-5-1 with a 3-2-0 mark in CAA play.  

Winston Boldt - Junior - Goalkeeper - Army

Bolt continues to take care of business between the pipes for the Black Knights. This week he anchored an Army defense that shutout CCSU 2-0 and Lehigh 1-0 to record his eleventh shutout so far this year to become Army's all-time leader in shutouts. Army head coach Russell Payne stated, "Winston is a tremendous goalkeeper."  He added, "He has a lot of great attributes for that position."  Army is now 12-1-1 with a 6-0-0 mark in Patriot League action.  

College Soccer News National Team Of The Week - Week Ending October 20, 2013

Zach Bolden - Senior - Forward - Denver

Bolden scored and assisted on teammate Cole Chapleski's goal to lead Denver to a 2-0 victory over Loyola-Chicago.  He also netted the lone goal of the day in Denver's 1-0 win over Omaha. Denver has a nine game unbeaten streak and is now 8-3-3 overall with a 3-0-0 mark in Summit League action.  

Kingsley Bryce - Junior - Forward - Saint Louis 

Bryce was involved in all three goals in Saint Louis' big 3-1 Atlantic 10 win over Dayton.  His first goal was a shot inside the far post after receiving a nice pass from Alex Sweetin. Bryce's second goal came from inside the box after he made a nice move to navigate his way through the Dayton defense. Bryce also assisted on teammate Raymond Lee's goal.  

Ricky Garbanzo - Junior - Forward - Coastal Carolina

Garbanzo is a playmaker who continues to come up big for the Chanticleers.  He netted the lone goal in Coastal Carolina's 1-0 win over Radford with an assist from Pedro Ribeiro.  The goal was Garbanzo's seventh of the season and fifth in the last four games.  He also scored in Coastal Carolina.s 3-1 win over a good Winthrop side.   

Steve Neumann - Senior - Forward - Georgetown 

Neumann and his teammates at Georgetown continue to take care of business.  This week they topped Butler 4-1 with Neumann contributing two goals and an assist. Neumann's first score was from inside the box off an assist from freshman Alex Muyl.  He also scored out of a free kick near the top of the box and assisted on teammate Brandon Allen's opening goal.   

Madamou Kansaye - Junior - Midfielder - UMBC 

Kansaye helped UMBC secure two key America East wins.  He contributed the assist on teammate Kadeem Dacres' goal with twelve seconds left in regulartion in UMBC's 2-1 win over Vermont 2-1. He was also responsible for the lone goal in UMBC's 1-0 win over New Hampshire. Kansaye scored out of a free kick utilizing his left foot to place a shot around the New Hampshire wall that found its way into the back of the net.  

Cristian Roldan - Freshman - Midfielder - Washington

Roldan came up big for Washington in a 1-0 win over Oregon State and a 5-3 win over San Diego State. He headed in a flip throw from teammate Michael Harris to give the Huskies the edge they needed to top Oregon State and converted a header and scored from eighteen yards out to help Washington top San Diego State. Roldan also contributed two assists in the San Diego State match. 

Eddie Sanchez - Freshman - Midfielder - Portland 

Sanchez powered Portland past Santa Clara 4-1 with an impressive three goal evening that included a picture perfect score out of a free kick from thirty yards that was placed just inside the left post. Sanchez now has a total of eleven goals so far this year.  Portland improves to 8-6-0 with a 3-3-0 mark in West Coast Conference action. 

Luca Gimenez - Senior - Midfielder - Wake Forest 

Gimenez contributed two goals and a helper to lead Wake Forest to a 4-3 win over Maryland in College Park.  Gimenez's first score was from ten yards out after he made a nice move to create a little space in which to opearate. His second goal was a decisive header from the center of the box.  He also contributed an assist on teammate Sean Okoli's goal.  

Steve Birnbaum - Senior - Defender - California 

A crowd of over 2,000 was on hand in Berkeley at Goldman Field at Edwards Stadium to witness Birnbaum alertly follow-up a rebound of his missed penalty kick and deposit it into the back of the net to give California the edge that they needed to secure a hard fought 1-0 win over Stanford.  The goal was Birnbaum's eighth of the year to date.  California improves to 10-0-2 with a 4-0-1 record in Pac-12 play.

Axel Sjoberg - RS Sophomore, Defender - Marquette

The Marquette center back anchored a very solid Golden Eagle defense that shutout a talented and determined Providence team 1-0 to record their seventh shutout of the season to improve to 9-3-1 with a 5-0-0 mark in Big East play.  Sjoberg was a dominant force in the air winning just about every ball that came his way. 

Andrew Wolverton - Junior - Goalkeeper - Penn State

The netminder from Atlanta, Georgia had a career high nine saves to play a key role in Penn State's 2-1 double overtime victory over a talented Michigan State team.  Bob Warming stated, "Drew was terrific, not just in goal, but in other phases of the game as well."  Penn State ups their record to 9-3-1 with a 4-0-0 mark in Big Ten play. 


College Soccer News National Team Of The Week - Week Ending October 13, 2013

Tim Hopkinson - Senior - Forward - Old Dominion

Hopkinson played a key role in two impressive ODU wins.  He provided the assist on teammate Gideon Asante's goal and netted the game-winning goal in overtime in ODU's 2-1 on the road win over Charlotte.  He also headed in the game-winning goal in overtime off an assist from Michael Nelson in ODU's 3-2 win over UAB. Hopkinson has eight goals so far this year. 

Patrick Mullins - Senior - Forward - Maryland

Mullins was at the center of the Terp attack in two challenging on the road matches this week. He scored the lone Maryland goal out of a counter attack with his left foot from fifteen yards out in Maryland's 1-1 tie with Notre Dame. He also converted two penalty kicks and assisted on Tsubasa Endoh's goal in Maryland's 3-3 tie with Virginia in Charlottesville.  

C Nortey - RS Sophomore - Forward - Marquette

The striker from Accra, Ghana had another big week of play for Marquette.  He netted the lone goal of the match giving Marquette the edge they needed to top highly regarded Creighton 1-0.  He also scored the game-winning goal in overtime to help the Golden Eagles top a good Butler team 3-2.  Marquette is 8-3-1 with a 4-0-0 mark in Big East competition.  

Joey Tinnion - Junior - Forward - Oakland

Tinnion contiues to take care of business on the pitch for Oakland.  After receiving a pass from teammate Gavin Hoy he made a nice move to create the space he needed to slot a shot inside the far left post in Oakland's 1-1 tie with Denver. He also netted the eventual game-winning goal when he drove a shot into the left side of the frame in Oakland's 2-1 victory over Wright State.

Will Walker - RS Junior - Midfielder - Xavier 

Walker scored twice to lead the Musketeers to a big come from behind 2-1 Big East win over the Georgetown Hoyas.  He one-timed his first goal into the back of the net after receiving a pass from teammate Garrett Halfhill.  Calum Latham and Matt Walker contributed the assist on Walker's second goal.  Xavier improves to 6-5-2.

Adam Najem - Freshman - Midfielder - Akron

The highly regarded Akron recruit scored twice to power Akron to a 2-1 win over a game Cleveland State team.  His first score came off an assist from senior forward Reinaldo Brenes.  He netted his second goal from the top of the box after receiving a cross from junior forward Saad Abdul-Salaam.  Akron improves to 8-3-0. 

Ritchie Duffie - RS Junior - Midfieder - VCU

Duffie added an additional dimension to the VCU offense scoring his first two career goals at VCU and contributing an assist to help the Rams secure Atlantic 10 wins over Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  He placed a shot into the lower left corner of the goal from the top of the box in the 4-0 win over Massachusetts. He also headed in VCU's first score in their 3-1 win over Rhode Island. 

Slobodan Aleksov - Senior - Midfielder - UIC

The UIC senior captain scored twice including the game-winning goal in overtime to lead UIC to a 2-1 win over Eastern Illinios. Credit junior Jesus Torres with the assists on both goals.  Alkesov also converted a penalty kick in UIC's 2-0 win over Detroit.  He has five goals so far this year. The Flames improve to 9-3-0.  

Jason Plumhoff - Senior - Midfielder - LaSalle

Plumoff had a very productive weekend of play. He scored and contriubuted two assists in LaSalle's 3-1 victory over Duquesne.  He also contributed the assist on teammate Pat Sulliman's goal and netted the game-winning goal to lead the Explorers past St. Bonaventure 2-1.  LaSalle is 5-5-2.  

A.J. Cochran - Junior - Defender - Wisconsin

Cochran helped the Badgers extend their home unbeaten streak to nine games and up their overall record to 8-2-1 by scoring two goals including the eventual game-winning score in Wisconsin's electrifying come from behind 4-3 win over Indiana at McClimon Complex. Wisconsin also secured a 3-2 win over Drake earlier in the week.    

Sven Lissek - Sophomore - Goalkeeper - Furman

Lissek continues to make the stops that he needs to make to enable the Paladins to prevail. This week he improved his Southern Conference leading goals against average to 0.44 in route to recording shutouts in matches with Davidson 2-0 and old Furman nemesis UNC Greensboro 0-0. Furman improves to 8-1-2 while recording eight clean sheets in their last nine contests.  

College Soccer News National Team Of The Week - Week Ending October 6, 2013

Harrison Shipp - Senior - Forward - Notre Dame

The Irish team captain contributed the assist on the goals scored by Vince Cicciarelli and Patrick Hodan in Notre Dame's 2-0 win over Indiana. He scored twice including the game-winner in overtime to lead the Irish to a 2-1 win over Clemson. Notre Dame is 6-0-3.

Steve Neumann - Senior - Forward - Georgetown

Neumann provided the helper on freshman Joshua Yaro's game-winner in Georgetown's 1-0 win over American.  He also netted his second-career hat trick and contributed an assist to help power the Hoya's past Big East foe Seton Hall 8-0. Georgetown is 8-2-1.  

Christian Okeke - Freshman - Forward - Bradley

Okeke's first two career goals were big ones helping Bradley secure a 3-2 on the road win over Northwestern. The first came after he controlled a loose ball and made a nice move to create the space he needed at the top of the box to score. His game-winning strike in o.t. was from 20 yards out after receiving a picture perfect pass from senior Wojciech Wojcik.   

Emil Ekblom - Freshman - Forward - Syracuse

Ekblom, who hails from Bekkestva, Norway, was in the right place at the right time for Syracuse scoring three times and contributing an assist to help the Orange crush N.C. State 5-0.  HIs first two goals were off rebounds and his third came after receiving a well played through ball from teammate Oyvind Alseth.   

Adam Montague - Junior - Forward - Michigan State

Montague played a key role in two solid on the road wins for Michigan State.  He alertly placed a rebound in the back of the net to help the Spartans top UIC 2-0.  He also netted the game-winning goal in the second overtime period with a big assist from Brent McIntosh to give Michigan State the edge they needed to top Northwestern 3-2 in a hard fought Big Ten contest.  

Eric Bird - Junior - Midfielder - Virginia

Bird provided the helper on teammate Darius Madison's goal and then scored the game-winning goal in overtime when he calmly collected a loose ball in the box and slotted it just inside the far post from twelve yards out to give Virginia a big 2-1 win over VCU.  Bird also scored from the top of the box in Virginia's 5-0 thumping of Pitt.  

Laurie Bell - Junior - Midfielder - Milwaukee

Bell and his Milwaukee teammates continue to take care of business. Bell, who is a team captain, contributed a goal out of a penalty kick and added an assist to help the Panthers top Nebraska Omaha 3-1.  He also scored and tallied a helper in Milwaukee's 3-0 win over Wright State. Bell has scored seven goals to date.  The Panthers are 9-0-1.  

Pedro Ribeiro - Senior - Midfielder - Coastal Carolina  

Ribeiro drove a free kick into the upper left corner of the goal from thirty-five yards out in the second overtime period to lift the Chanticleers to a 2-1 win over a very determined High Point University team. The goal was Ribeiro's sixth of the season. Coastal Carolina has won six straight to up their record to 7-2-0.  

Anders Vest-Hansen - Junior - Midfielder - FDU

Vest-Hansen twice provided the iceing on the cake for Fairleigh Dickinson during the week.  He converted a penalty kick in overtime in FDU's 2-1 win over St. John's before an impressive crowd at University Stadium in Teaneck.  He also netted a penalty kick in overtime to give FDU the edge needed to top Siena 3-2.   

Taylor Peay - Senior - Defender - Washington

Peay scored out of a corner served in by junior Darwin Jones in Washington's 3-1 win over Stanford.  Jamie Clark stated, "He (Peay) is getting double teamed on every set piece, but is so strong that he was able to fight to get his head on the ball." Peay also converted a header out of a corner put in play by James Moberg to give Washington the equalizer in their 1-1 tie with California. 

Mateo Munarriz - Junior - Goalkeeper - Hartwick

Munarriz had a thirteen stop evening including a save on a penalty kick to play a key role in Hartwick's 2-0 on the road MAC win over Akron. The win halted Akron's forty-nine game conference unbeaten streak and was Hartwick's first victory over the Zips since 1973. Hartwick coach John Scott stated, "Mateo was busy and he did his job."