National Team Of The Week

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending September 2, 2018

Alex Willis - Freshman - Forward - Northern Kentucky Willis had a productive five goal and three assist week to help power Northern Kentucky to a 3-2 win over Canisius, a 2-1 win over Duquesne, and a 3-2 win in overtime against Robert Morris. The Norse, under the direction of second year head coach Stu Riddle, improve to 4-0-0.  Northern Kentucky begins Horizon League play on Saturday when they welcome Wright State to NKU Soccer Staduim.  
Tony Pineda - Freshman - Forward - High Point Pineda made a nice move to create the space he needed to drill a shot into the right upper-90 from eighteen yards out to score what proved to be the game winning goal in High Point's 2-1 win over Davidson. He also scored HPU's first goal with a double assist from Josh Baker and Siggi Benonysson in the Panther's 3-2 overtime win on the road against ETSU.  Pineda also contributed the helper on Ilias Kosmidis' goal in the contest with ETSU.  The Panthers, who are 3-0-0, will travel to face UNCG on Tuesday.  .  
Jaime Delor- Sophomore - Forward - Grand Canyon Delor's first goal at GCU was a big one.  The sophomore transfer from Southwest Mississippi Comunity College converted a bicycle kick from inside the box in the eightieth minute of play to give the Lopes the edge they needed to upset Creighton 1-0 before a crowd of 3,402 fans at GCU Stadium.  Credit backs Austin Day, Malik Smith and Sam Gardner and goalkeeper George Tasouris with a solid evening on the defensive side of the ball for Grand Canyon.
Daniele Proch - Junior - Midfielder - Duke  Proch earns back-to-back spots on the CSN National Team of the Week with a two goal evening in Duke's 4-1 win over San Diego. Proch placed a shot just inside the left post from twenty yards out and converted a header with an assist from teammate forward Issa Rayyan.  The Blue Devils improve to 3-0-0. Duke will begin ACC play on Sunday when they travel to  tangle with Louisville. 
Zach Zandi - Senior - Midfielder - Villanova Zandi contributed a goal and two assists including the helper on teammate Yusuf Cueceoglu's game winning goal in overtime in Villanova's 3-2 victory over William and Mary.  He also netted the game winning goal in overtime in Villanova's 1-0 win over Loyola.  The Wildcat captain has been a force on the offensive side of the ball in each of Villanova's three wins to date.   
Noah Jensen - Sophomore - Midfielder - Oakland The contribution that defensive center midfielders make often does not show up in the stats.  Jensen played a key role in three Oakland on the road wins.  The Golden Grizzlies began the week with a 3-2 win over Marshall.  They then topped DePaul 2-1 and Loyola Chicago 6-1 in the Hampton Inn at Loyola Chicago Classic. Jensen was named the Tournament MVP.  Oakland improves to 3-0-1. The Golden Grizzlies host UIC on Saturday in a huge Horizon League contest.  
Lucas Bartlett - RS Sophomore - Defender - Drake Bartlett was a difference maker in Drake's 2-1 on the road upset of Butler and in their 3-1 win over UIC.  Bartlett headed in a corner kick in the eighty-seventh minute of play that was served in by redshirt junior midfielder Cole Poppen to give Drake the edge they needed to top Butler. He also scored out of a free kick with Poppen again contributing the helper in Drake's win over UIC. The Bulldogs up their record to 2-1-0 after opening the season with a 1-0 loss to Oral Roberts.  
Walid Kherat - RS Junior - Defender - Bradley Kherat made an impact on both sides of the ball as Bradley improved to 3-0-1 after securing a 1-0 win over IUPUI and a 2-1 win over Princeton in the Danny Dahlquist Memorial Game.  Kherat was a part of a solid Bradley defense that allowed a total of six shots on goal during the week.  He assisted on Gerit Wintermeyer's game winning header in the victory over IUPUI and converted a header out of a free kick served in by Younes Dayekh in the win over Princeton.  The Braves are off to their best start since the 2011 campaign.   
Patrick Berneski - Senior - Defender - Notre Dame Berneski anchored an Irish defense that shutout Connecticut 3-0 holding the Huskies to a total of only four shots.  He also converted a header out of a corner kick in the win over UConn.  In Notre Dame's 2-0 win over Dartmouth, Berneski drove a header into the back of the frame put in play by Felicien Dumas and was a key element in a rock solid Irish defense. Notre Dame improves to 2-0-1. 
Andrew Gutman - Senior - Defender - Indiana  Gutman was a contributor on both sides of the ball for Indiana.  He sent a header into the back of the net out of a free kick and assisted on Dorsey Griffin's goal in IU's 3-0 win over Dartmouth.  He also sent a header into the back of the frame out of a corner kick served in by Trevor Swartz to give the Hoosiers the edge they needed to top UConn 1-0.  
Ruben Stuiver - Sophomore - Goalkeeper - San Francisco  Stuiver had an eight save evening to anchor a San Francisco defense that shutout UCLA 1-0 in Los Angeles on Sunday.  Junior midfielder Sean Bowman scored what proved to be the game winning goal for the Dons out of a counter attack after receiving a cross from forward Jorge Ruiz.  San Francisco improves to 2-0-1.  The Dons have the opportunity to record another signature win when they host highly regarded Stanford on Friday.  

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending August 26, 2018

Andre Shinyashiki - Senior - Forward - Denver Shinyashiki scored three times in the first twenty-six minutes in Denver's season opening 4-0 win over Monmouth.  He also contriubted the assist on teammate Stefan DeLeone's goal.  Moshe Perez assisted on Shinyashiki's first goal. Dylan Keeney and Perez assisted on the second and Tosh Samkange contributed the helper on the third. 
Matt Puig - Sophomore - Forward - New Mexico  Puig scored twice and provided the assist on Antoine Vial's goal to help propel the Lobos past Seattle 4-2. Puig's first score was from within the box with a double assist from Tom Smart and Omar Grey.  His second score came after he controlled a rebound in the box and decisively directed it into the back of the frame. New Mexico has a big test coming up when they host Washington on Monday at 7 p.m. 
David Egbo - Sophomore - Forward - Akron  Egbo came up big for Akron in a tough season opening 2-2 tie with Butler.  He was an active part of the Akron attack scoring both of the Zips goals. His first score came from within the box when he redirected a pass from Joe Karb into the back of the net.  Egbo's second goal came out of a penalty kick. Akron is unbeaten at home in their last eighteen contests. The Zips will host a hungry North Carolina State team on Monday at 7 p.m. 
Camden Holbrook - Freshman - Forward - Appalachian State Holbrook, the 2017 North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year,  became the first Mountaineer since 2009 to net a hat trick when he put three in the back of the net to help power App. State past Jacksonville 3-2. He also scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in Appalachian States 2-0 win over North Florida. The Mountaineers begin the season with two victories for the first time since 2012.    
Max Todd - Senior - Forward - UIC  Todd decisively placed a shot into the top corner of the frame from eighteen yards out after receiving a pass from Jesus Perez to give the Flames the edge they needed to top Campbell 2-1. He also scored out of a free kick and out of a counter attack with an assist from Oscar Gonzalez to play a key role in UIC's 3-0 win over Providence. The Flames travel to Des Moines on Friday to tangle with Drake.  
Janos Loebe - Senior - Midfielder - Fordham  Loebe scored what proved to be the game-winning goal from the top of the box after receiving a pass from Jack Sluys to help Fordham top Holy Cross 2-1. Loebe also contriubted the assist out of a free kick on teammate Sameer Fathazada's goal.  Loebe and his Fordham teammates face a difficult challenge when they travel to face the University of Wisconsin on Saturday, September 1.  
Matt Hundley - Freshman - Midfielder - UCLA Hundley made an immediate impact in his first collegiate contest.  He made a nice move off the dribble in the box and sent a left footed shot into the far right post to open the scoring in UCLA's 4-0 on the road win over Coastal Carolina.  He also sent a picture perfect shot into the top right corner of the goal out of a free kick to net UCLA's second goal of the evening.  Hundley also assisted on teammate Mohammed Kamara's goal.  UCLA will host San Diego on Tuesday.   
Tim Oberg - Senior - Midfielder - Colgate Oberg was a key part of a solid Colgate defense that included Will Stroud, Aram Ouligian, and Christian Clarke and goalkeeper Jacob Harris that shutout Pitt 1-0 in the Raider's season opening contest. Senior forward Freddy Jonsson contributed the game-winning goal for the Raiders.  Colgate hosts Albany on Monday in what should be a very competitive contest. 
Daniele Proch - Junior - Midfielder - Duke   Proch skillfully placed a ball inside the near post after receiving a long pass from teammate Brandon Williamson in Duke's 3-1 win over FIU.  He also contriubted two goals including the game-winning score in overtime to give the Blue Devils the edge they needed to top Vermont 3-2 in the John Rennie Nike Invitational.  Duke will travel west to face San Diego on Friday, August 31.  
Joey Parish - Redshirt Junior - Midfielder - Washington Parish made good things happen for Washington in their 2-0 season opening win over Maryland.  He contributed the helper on the goals scored by Scott Menzies and Kyle Coffee.  Washington head coach Jamie Clark summed it up when he stated, "Wherever we play him, he finds a way to impact the game."  Washington now takes to the road for challenging contests against New Mexico and Denver.  
Callum Montgomery - Senior - Defender - Charlotte Montgomery was an integral part of a Charlotte defense that held FGCU to one shot in the 49ers season opening 1-0 win.  Redshirt junior Maclean Holbrook contributed the game-winning goal for Charlotte.  Charlotte head coach Kevin Langan stated, "We know that if we can keep clean sheets and limit our opponents to a few looks and be organized on set pieces then we just need one or two goals to win." 
Wallis Lapsley - Redshirt Junior - Goalkeeper - UC Davis Lapsley anchored a stout Aggie defense that didn't allow a goal in two contests over the weekend.  UC Davis opened the season on the road with a 1-0 win over Omaha and a 0-0 tie with Creighton. The biology major made the plays between the pipes that he needed to make.  Lapsley had three saves during the contest with Omaha and six in the match with Creighton.  UC Davis will seek to keep the momentum going when they return home to host San Jose State on Friday, August 31.  
Cooper Clark - Sophomore - Goalkeeper - Tulsa   Clark had a big weekend between the pipes for the Golden Hurricane. He had a six save evening in goal in Tulsa's season opening 2-1 win over a very good Michigan team and five saves in the Golden Hurricane's 0-0  tie with highly regarded Michigan State.  It was a gutsy season opening on the road performance for Clark and his Tulsa teammates.  The Golden Hurricane now return home to tange with UNLV on Friday, August 31. 

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending November 26, 2017

Sam Gainford - RS Senior - Forward - Akron  Gainford continues to be an impact player on the offensive side of the ball for Akron. He found the back of the net from twenty-five yards out and placed a shot into the left corner of the goal to play a key role in Akron's 3-2 win in overtime against Wisconsin. Senior forward Stuart Holthusen netted the game-winning goal for the Zips who improve to 18-3-1 and will face Louisville in the Elite Eight. .   
Jelani Pieters - RS Freshman - Forward - UNC   Pieters scored from inside the box to up UNC's lead to 2-0 over a game SMU team. Pieters' goal was set up by a nice move and pass from midfielder Cam Lindley. Jack Skahan contributed the first Tar Heel score. North Carolina improves to 16-3-1 and advances to the Elite Eight for the eighth time in the past ten seasons.  The Tar Heels will host Fordham in the Elite Eight.
Tate Schmitt - Junior - Midfielder - Louisville Schmitt continues to be a difference maker  for Louisville. He drove a header into the back of the net out of a corner kick put in play by defender Tim Kubel to score what proved to be the game-winning goal in Louisville's 2-0 win over Colgate. He also scored the game-winning goal in Louisville's 3-2 victory over San Francisco last weekend. Number four seed Louisville advances to the Elite Eight where they will host number five seed Akron. The Cardinals have advanced to the Elite Eight five times in the last eight seasons. .  
Brian White - Senior - Midfielder - Duke  The Duke captain has been an impact player all year.  He converted a header out of a corner kick put in play by midfielder Max Moser and assisted on Mathias Frick's goal out of a corner kick in Duke's 2-2 tie with Fordham. Duke's season ended with a 13-4-3 record after Fordham prevailed 8-7 in a penalty kick shootout. 
Mike Catalano - Senior - Midfielder - Wisconsin  Catalano scored from the middle of the box after Chris Mueller made a nice move and pass to set up the score. Catalano also scored from inside the box out of a free kick put in play by Mueller. A banner season came to an end for Wisconsin in the Sweet Sixteen with a 3-2 loss in overtime to Akron. 
Cory Thomas - RS Junior - Midfielder - Indiana Thomas sent a header into the net from six yards out after receiving a cross from teammate Rece Buckmaster in Indiana's 2-1 win over New Hampshire. The Hoosiers improve to 17-0-5 and advance to the Elite Eight where they will host fellow Big Ten Conference member MIchigan State. 
Bart Dziedzic - Sophomore - Midfielder - Fordham  Diedzic contributed the assist on teammate Jannik Loebe's goal and was at the right place at the right time to send a loose ball into the back of the frame from inside the box with just over three minutes left in regulation to tie the contest with Duke at 2-2 and send it into extra time. Fordham advances to the Elite Eight for the first time in program history by advancing past Duke after prevailing in a penalty kick shootout.  
Ema Twumasi - Sophomore - Midfielder - Wake Forest  Twumasi had a two helper evening assisting on the goals scored by forward Jon Bakero and midfielder Brandon Servania to help the Demon Deacons top Butler 2-0 to advance to the Elite Eight. Number one seeded Wake Forest improves to 19-1-2 and will host number nine seed Stanford in the Elite Eight for the third consecutive season. . 
Jimmy Fiscus - Senior - Defender - Michigan State The Spartan captain scored what proved to be the game-winning goal from close range out of a free kick with a double assist from John Freitag and Connor Corrigan to give Michigan State the edge they needed to top Western Michigan 2-1 in a very competitive college soccer contest. The Spartans improve to 13-3-3 while Western Michigan concludes a stellar season with a 17-4-1 record.  Michigan State will travel to face Indiana in the Elite Eight. 
Tanner Beason - RS Sophomore - Defender - Stanford Beason converted a penalty kick and was part of a  solid Stanford defense anchored in goal by Nico Corti that shutout Coastal Carolina 2-0 to advance to the Elite Eight.  The goal was Beason's fourth of the season. Senior forward Foster Langsdorf added the insurance goal for the Cardinal with an assist from Corey Baird. Stanford improves to 16-2-2 and advances to tangle with number one seed Wake Forest in Winston-Salem.. 
Rashid Nuhu - Junior - Goalkeeper - Fordham Nuhu made three saves in regulation and three saves in the ensuing penalty kick shootout to help Fordham prevail over number six seed Duke eight to seven in a penalty kick shootout to earn the right to advance to the Elite Eight to face North Caroilina. Nuhu also converted a penalty kick during the shootout. A determined Fordham team is 14-5-3 to date. 

 

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending November 19, 2017

Robin Schmidt - G.S. - Forward - New Hampshire The New Hampshire striker who hails from Cologne, Germany scored twice to help power the Wildcats past Fairfield 3-0 to secure their first ever win in the NCAA Tourney. UNH also advanced past Dartmouth in a contest that was decided by a penalty kick shootout in which Schmidt's penalty kick clinched the shootout for the Wildcats. New Hampshire continues to make history as they advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they will face Indiana. 
Mason Toye - Freshman - Forward - Indiana  Toye contriubuted a goal, his tenth of the season, to help Indiana top Old Dominion 3-0 to improve to 16-0-5 and advance to the Sweet Sixteen.  He also contriubed a helper on teammate Austi Panchot's goal. Toye continues to make an impact and create  big plays for the Hoosiers.  
Brandon Guhl - Sophomore - Forward - Butler  Guhl scored in the eighth and seventy-seventh minutes to lead Butler to a 2-0 win over Lipscomb in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Defender Kieran Geldenhuys assisted on both goals. Guhl also contributed what proved to be the game-winning goal in Butler's 3-2 win over number sixteen seed VCU. The Bulldogs improve to 14-4-2 and advance to the Sweet Sixteen.  
Eric Ohlendorf - Senior - Midfielder - Fordham  Ohlendorf's lone goal to date of the season was huge. He headed in a cross received from Jannik Loebe in the eighty-third minute of play. Ohlendorf's goal proved to be the l  differnce maker giving Fordham the edge they needed to upset number eleven seed Virginia 1-0 in Charlottesville. Fordham improves to 14-5-2 and advances to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in the history of the program.   
Martin Melchor - Senior - Midfielder - Coastal Carolina Melchor assisted on senior forward Frantzdy Pierrot's game-winning goal in Coastal Carolina's 1-0 win over Mercer. Melchor followed that up with a two goal evening to help the Chanticleers upset number eight seed Clemson 3-1 in the second round of the NCAA Tourney. Coastal Carolina ups their record to 14-6-1 and earns the right to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.  
Ken Krolicki - Senior - Midfielder - Michigan State  Krolicki had a three assist evening. He added a helper on the goals scored by forwards Ryan Sierakowski and Dejuan Jones and defender Michael Pimlott to help the Spartans top Virginia Teach 3-0 to improve to 12-3-3 and advance to the third round of the NCAA Tourney. 
Mike Catalano - Senior - Midfielder - Wisconsin Catalano made a nice move after receiving a pass from fellow senior Chris Mueller to create the space he needed inside the box to score what proved to be the game-winning goal in Wisconsin's 4-1 win over UIC. He also came through in the clutch for the Badger's when he converted a header out of a corner kick served in by Mueller to net the game-winning goal with seconds remaining in regulation in Wisconsin's 1-0 win over number twelve seed Notre Dame. 
Aram Ouligian - Junior - Defender - Colgate Ouligian headed in the game-winning goal with a little over two minutes left in regulation to enable Colgate to come from two goals down to top number thirteen seed Michigan 3-2 in the second round of the NCAA Tourney. Ryan Bellavance and Uyi Omorogbe netted the first two Colgate goals. Ouligian also contributed an assist on Bellavance's goal. The Raiders also defeated UMass 2-0 in first round of play. d. Colgate advances to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in the history of the program. 
Ben Thornton - Junior - Defender - Western Michigan  Thornton provided the insurance goal with an assist from Brandon Bye in Western Michigan's 2-0 win over a good Albany team. He also was part of a solid Bronco defense that was responsible for the shutout. Western Michigan improves to 17-3-1 and advances to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Tournament.  
Bob Broenendijk - Junior - Defender - Pacific Groenendijk contributed on both sides of he ball for Pacific. He collected the rebound of teammate Diego Villapudua's shot and sent it back into the net in Pacific's 2-1 win over Cal State Fullerton.  He also was part of a very solid Pacific defense that played Stanford to a scoreless tie at the end of 110 minutes of play. Pacific's season came to an end when in the second round of the NCAA Tourney when they were topped by the Cardinal in a penalty kick shootout.  
Michael Nelson - RS Senior - Goalkeeper - SMU Nelson continues to come up with the stops needed to put SMU in position to prevail. The three-time American Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Year had six saves in goal in SMU's 2-0 win over Central Arkansas. He had six saves including a huge save in overtime in the Mustang's 2-1 victory over Georgetown. SMU improves to 17-2-1.