National Team Of The Week

College Soccer News - National Team Of The Week - Week Ending November 13, 2016

Foster Langsdorf - Junior - Forward - Stanford Langsdorf converted a header in overtime to give the Cardinal the edge they needed to top California 2-1. The goal was Langsdorf's fifth game-winner in the 2016 campaign. Stanford improves to 11-3-4 overall with an 8-1-0 mark in conference play to secure the Pac-12 Conference title for the third consecutive season. 
David Goldsmith - Senior - Forward - Butler  Goldsmith continues to be an impact and difference maker for Butler. He contributed an assist on teammate Eric Leonard's game-winner in Butler's 2-1 win over Creighton in the Big East Tournament final. He also scored the game-winning goal in overtime in the Big East Tournament semifinals to give the Bulldogs the edge they needed to top Villanova 1-0. Butler imnproves to 13-5-1 and returns to the NCAA Tourney for the first time since 2010. 
Ethan Kutler - Senior - Forward - Colgate Kutler scored a total of five goals in the Patriot League Tournament to help the Raiders top Army 3-0, Loyola 3-1 and to prevail in a penalty kick shootout over American in the championship contest after the score was knotted at 1-1 at the conclusion of regulation and overtime. Colgate earned its sixth Patriot League title and advances to the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time.   
Danny Musovski - Junior - Forward - UNLV Musovski scored twice including the game-winner to lead the Rebels past Air Force 2-1 in the championship game of the WAC Tournament.  He also assisted on teammate Spencer Jackson's game-winner in UNLV's 1-0 win over Utah Valley. UNLV earns their seventh berth into the NCAA Tourney.   
Nick Hinds - Freshman - Midfielder - Akron Hinds scored twice to lead the Zips past Buffalo 2-1 in the Mid-American Conference Championship game to secure Akron's 13th MAC title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament for the 31st time. He also contributed an assist in Akron's 4-0 win over Western Michigan in the semifinals of the MAC Tournament.  
Oscar Rivero - Senior - Midfielder - UIC Rivero contributed a goal in UIC's 2-1 win over Milwaukee. He also scored the game-winner to help the Flames defeat a very good Wright State team 1-0 to secure the 2016 Horizon League Championship and the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. 
Ian Harkes - Senior - Midfielder - Wake Forest Harkes has been a key factor for the Demon Deacons all year. He contributed a goal and an assist to help Wake Forest top Clemson 3-1 in the ACC Tournament Final. For his effort Harkes was named the ACC Tournament MVP. The Demon Deacons secure the ACC's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament, avenge a regular season loss to Clemson, and improve to 15-2-3 overall. 
Chris Wehan - RS Senior - Midfielder - New Mexico  Wehan had a productive week of play scoring once in New Mexico's 3-0 win over FIU in the CUSA Championship contest. He also contributed a goal in the Lobo's 2-1 win over Charlotte. For his efforts he was named the CUSA Tournament MVP.  The Lobos improve to 12-6-2 overall and secure their first CUSA Championship since joining the conference three years ago.   
Patrick Hickman - RS Senior - Defender - CSUN HIckman was a key part of a solid CSUN defense that tied Sacramento State 0-0 in the semifinals of the Big West Tournament and then prevailed in a penalty kick shootout. The Matadors also topped Cal State Fullerton 2-1 to claim the Big West Tournament Championship and secure the conference's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.  
Thomas de Villardi - Senior - Defender - Delaware de Villardi contributed on both sides of the ball as Delaware topped the College of Charleston 2-1 and William and Mary 2-1 to win the CAA Tournament Championship to earn the conference's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. He assisted on Thibault Philippe's goal in the win over the College of Charleston and was rock solid on the defensive side of the ball in both contests. de Villardi was named the MVP of the CAA Tournament. 
Austin Ledbetter - Senior - Defender - SIUE Ledbetter contributed a goal in SIUE's 2-1 win over Evansville in the MVC Tournament semifinals. He also was a key part of an SIUE defense that shutout Missouri State 1-0 in the championship contest. SIUE head coach Mario Sanchez stated, "This kid (Ledbetter) is rock solid and the backbone of this team."  SIUE improves to 10-4-5 overall and secures the MVC's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. 
Eli Roubos - Junior - Defender - FGCU Roubos scored twice including the game-winner to help FGCU top Jacksonville in the ASUN championship final. The Eagles improve to 14-3-2 overall and head into the NCAA Tournament with momemtum.   
Jeremy Booth - RS Junior - Goalkeeper - Macon Booth anchored a Mercer defense that shutout Wofford 2-0 in the semifinals of the Southern Conference Tournament and upset ETSU in the championship match when they advanced on penalty kicks after the contest was scoreless at the end of regulation and overtime. Booth made the key stops he needed to make including a key stop during the shootout to put the Bears in position to prevail. Booth was named the Tournament MVP and Mercer earned the conference's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament. 

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.  

 

College Soccer News - National Team Of The Week - Week Ending October 30, 2016

Gordon Wild - Sophomore - Forward - Maryland  Wild continues to make an impact for the Terps. He contributed a hat trick including a clutch game-winning goal in the 107th minute of play to power the Terps past a determined Delaware sice 3-2 in double overtime. Amar Sejdic, George Campbell, Chris Odoi-Atsem, Jake Rozhansky and Eryk Williamson were credited with assists in the contest. Wild also scored in Maryland's 3-2 win over Michigan.  The Terps finish regular season play undefeated with a 15-0-2 overall record and a 7-0-1 mark in Big Ten Conference play. 
Billy Metzler - RS Sophomore - Forward - JMU  Metzler served in the corner kick that senior midfielder Callum Hill headed into the back of the net and placed the rebound of his own shot into the back of the frame to power the Dukes to a 2-0 win over UNCW on the road. The gutsy Dukes lead by Metzler have now won three in a row to improve to 4-9-3 with a 3-3-2 mark in Colonial Athletic Association play.  
Joao Ramalho - RS Senior - Forward - ETSU  Ramalho played a key role in ETSU's gutsy 3-2 come from behind win over Mercer on the road. Ramalho netted the game-tying goal in the 77th minute of play and the game-winning goal in the 88th minute of the contest. The Bucs topped UNCG earlier in the week with freshman defender Joe Pickering contributing the game-winner. ETSU improves to 11-4-2 overall and secures the Southern Conference regular season title with a 7-1-2 mark. 
Jackson Morse - Freshman - Midfielder - Memphis Morse found the back of the net twice giving the Tigers the punch they needed to upset UConn 2-0. He placed a shot into the top right corner of the goal with a double assist from teammates Alec Velez and Hecotr Cantele and sent a shot into the right corner of the frame from within the box after receiving a pass from Jordan Klipsh. Memphis halts a three game losing streak to improve to 8-7-1 with a 2-3-1 mark in American Althletic Conference action.  
Tanner Thompson - Senior - Midfielder - Indiana Thompson was in a zone scoring three first half goals to lead the Hoosiers to a 5-0 win over a good Saint Louis team. The hat trick was the first for an Indiana player since the 2012 campaign. Midfielder Austin Panchot and defender Andrew Gutman also found the back of the net for Indiana. Thompson also netted the game winning goal in IU's 2-1 win over Michigan State. Indiana improves to 10-1-6 overall with a 3-0-5 mark in Big Ten action. 
Julian Gressel - Senior - Midfielder - Providence Gressel and his Friar teammates have momentum. Gressel assisted on teammate Danny Griffin's goal in Providence's 2-1 win over Marquette. He also scored the game-winning goal to give the Friar's the edge they needed to help Providence top Creighton 1-0 in Omaha. Gressel has found the back of the net a total of ten times year to date. Providence has won seven straight to improve to 11-5-0 overall with a 6-2-0 mark in the Big East Conference. 
Napo Matsoso - Senior - Midfielder - Kentucky Matsoso had a very productive week.  He scored twice to lead the Wildcats past Florida Atlantic University 2-on the road and also contributred two goals in Kentucky's win over Marshall. The Wildcats have won six straight to improve to 11-3-2 overall. 
Wuilito Fernandez - Senior - Midfielder - UMass Lowell  Fernandez scored and assisted on both of teammate Ivan Abramovic's two goals to help the River Hawks come from two goals down to top non conference foe Boston College 3-2 in overtime. He also scored the lone goal in UMass Lowell's 1-0 win over Albany in a key America East Conference contest. Fernandez has found the back of the net a total of ten times so far this year. The River Hawks improve to 12-1-2 overall with a 4-1-1 mark in conference play.  
Sam Brown - Junior - Midfielder - Harvard Brown played a key role in two Crimson wins. He provided the assist out of a corner kick on senior midfielder Daniel Smith's goal and served in the helper out of a corner kick on junior defender Eric Gylling's game winner in Harvard's 2-1 win over New Hampshire. He also netted the game-winner to give the Crimson a 1-0 win over Dartmouth in Ivy League play. Harvard improves to 10-3-2 and is currently in sole possession of first place in Ancient Eight play with a 4-0-1 record.  
Kyle Clinton - Freshman - Defender - Georgia State Clinton alertly scored on a rebound off a throw in from teammate Liam Fitzsimmons in overtime to give the Panthers a 1-0 win over the College of Charleston. He also converted a header out of a free kick put in play by Casey Shultis to record what proved to be the game winning goal in GSU's decisive 4-0 win over Hartwick in a Sun Belt Conference match. Clinton has also been a part of a Panther defense that has recorded four consecutive shutouts. GSU has now won five straight to improve to 12-6-0 with a 3-1-0 mark in Sun Belt play.  
Justin Schmidt - RS Senior - Defender - Washington Schmidt was part of a solid Washington defensive effort that helped the Huskies prevail over California 2-1 and Stanford 1-0 in Pac-12 matches.  He also scored the game-winning goal in overtime in Washington's victory over Stanford. The Huskies improve to 12-4-0 with a 6-2-0 mark in Pac-12 Conference play. 
Nick Ulowetz - RS Junior - Defender - Gonzaga  Ulowetz netted three unanswered goals for the Zags who came from behind to top San Diego 3-2. He became the first Gonzaga player since the 2001 season to record a hat trick. Jacob Granlund assisted on Ulowetz's first tow goals and Ben White provided the helper on the third. 
Quentin Low - Junior - Goalkeeper - DePaul  Low was a key ingredient in a tough Blue Demon defense that shutout Butler 1-0 and St. John's 1-0. He made the saves he needed to make to put his team in position to secure the wins. Low had nine saves in the contest with Butler and two saves in the victory over St. John's. DePaul improves to 9-6-2 overall with a 4-4-0 mark in Big East Conference action. 

 

College Soccer News - National Team Of The Week - Week Ending October 23, 2016

Connor Maloney - Senior - Forward - Penn State Maloney placed a shot into the top right corner of the net from just outside the box and drove a deflection into the lower right corner of the goal from within the box to power the Nittany Lion attack in a 2-2 tie with Akron. He also contributed a goal and an assist to help Penn State top Rutgers 3-2 in overtime in Big Ten play. Penn State improves to 7-6-2 overall with a 4-3-0 mark in conference play. 
Adrian Nunez - Freshman - Forward - North Florida Nunez scored twice to get the North Florida attack on track in their 3-2 come from behind upset win over FGCU in a key ASUN contest. Mickey Connell netted the game-winning goal for the Ospreys. Nunez also converted a penalty kick to help UNF top Stetson 3-2 in ASUN play. The Ospreys are 8-3-1 overall with a perfect 4-0-0 mark in conference play. 
Andre Shinyashiki - Sophomore - Forward - Denver Shinyashiki netted the game-winning goal out of a corner kick served in by Karsten Hanlin with eight seconds remaining in the second overtime period to propel Denver to a 2-1 win over New Mexico in a non-conference contest between two familiar foes. He also scored from eighteen yards out after receiving a pass from Chandler Crosswait to help Denver top Oral Robers 2-0 in a Summit League game. The Pioneers improve to 14-0-2 overall with a 5-0-0 mark in conference action.  
Alex Heilmann - Senior - Forward - CS Fullerton Heilmann decisively drove a header just inside the right post after receiving a well played cross from teammate Robert Coronado in Cal State Fullerton's 3-1 win over UC Irvine. He also drove a shot into the far past from ten yards out after receiving a pass from Ros McPhie to net the lone goal of the evening to give the Titans the edge they needed to top UC Riverside on the road 1-0. Cal State Fullerton has now won three in a row to improve their record to 8-8-1 with a 4-3-1 mark in Big West Conference play.   
Siggi Benonysson - Freshman - Forward - HPU Benonysson continues to be at the center of the High Point University offense. This week he contributed a goal to help the Panthers top Winthrop 2-1 in a contest that was determined in overtime. He also provided the assist on teammate Jon Bolanos's game winner in HPU's 1-0 win over Radford. Benonysson has scored ten goals and has four helpers so far this year. The Panthers improve to 10-3-2 overall with a 4-1-0 mark in Big South Conference play. 
Luka Prpa - Freshman - Midfielder - Marquette Prpa scored Marquette's first two goals in their 4-1 win over Xavier in Big East play. Junior midfelder Daniel Szczepanek and freshman forward Connor Alba also contributed goals in the win. Prpa has scored a total of eight goals and added six assists so far this year. Marquette improves to 4-5-4 overall with a 1-3-2 mark in conference play.  
Miguel Polley - RS Junior - Midfielder - Villanova  Polley assisted on the goals scored by teammates Eric McKenna and Lucas Hodges and contributed a goal in Villanona's 4-0 win over Penn. He also scored out of a free kick from eighteen yards out to give the Wilcats the edge they needed to top Creighton 1-0. Villanova improves to 10-5-2 overall with a 3-2-1 mark in Big East play.  
Brandon Williamson- Freshman - Midfielder - Duke Williamson's first two goals as a Blue Devil were huge as they enabled Duke to secure a 2-1 come from behind win over Notre Dame in an ACC contest. His first goal was a bullet into the right corner of the goal. His game-winner in overtime came after receiving a well played cross from freshman Max Moser which Williamson controlled and sent into the back of the frame. The Blue Devils also topped Campbell 3-2 in a non-conference match earlier in the week. Duke improves to 6-6-2 overall and 2-4-1 in conference play. 
Brandt Bronico - Senior - Midfielder - Charlotte The Charlotte midfielder from High Point, North Carolina had a hat trick that included the game-winning goal in the 49ers 5-0 win over UAB in a CUSA contest. Bronico produced the hat trick on just four shots. Charlotte also tied Virginia Tech out of the ACC 0-0 on the road.  Bronico is a key element of a 49er team that is 9-2-1 overall.  
Aram Ouligian - Sophomore - Defender - Colgate The sophomore back from Needham, Massachusetts had a solid week of play on both sides of the ball. He was part of a solid Raider backline that shutout New York rival Hartwick 1-0 in a non-conference contest in which Ethan Kutler produced the lone goal and a 1-0 Patriot League victory over Navy in which Ouligian provided the game-winner. The win over Navy was the 100th carreer win for Raider head coach Erik Ronning with all coming during his tenure to date as the Colgate head coach. Colgate improves to 10-4-1 with a 4-1-1 mark in League play. 
Alex Crognale - Senior - Defender - Maryland Crognale earned a repeat spot on the CSN National Team of the Week with a two goal evening in Maryland's 2-1 win over Hofstra. Gordon Wild assisted on the first goal and Amar Sejdic supplied the helper on the second. The Terps also topped American 2-1 with Sejdic and Wild contributing a goal each. Maryland improves to 13-0-2 overall with a 6-0-1 mark in conference play.  
Alec Ferrell - RS Senior - Goalkeeper - Wake Forest Ferrell continues to take care of business between the pipes for the Demon Deacons who have allowed a total of only seven goals to date. Ferrell had a three save evening to anchor a Wake Forest defense that shutout a solid South Carolina side 1-0 at Stone Stadium in Columbia. He also had seven saves including several big time stops as Wake Forest shutout a good Boston College team 1-0 in an ACC contest. The Deacons have won four straight to improve to 12-2-2 overall with a 5-1-1 mark in ACC play.