National Team Of The Week

College Soccer News - National Team Of The Week - Week Ending September 4, 2016

College Soccer News - National Team Of The Week  

Jon Gallagher - Junior - Forward - Notre Dame  Gallagher played a key role in Notre Dame's 2-1 come from behind win over Stanford and their 5-0 victory over California. He scored from fourteen yards out off a give and go with forward Jeffrey Farina in the 86th minute of play in the contest with Stanford. He scored out of a break away with an assist from goalkeeper Chris Hubbard in the win over California and assisted on the goals scored by teammates Evan Panken and Mark Gormely. The Irish improve to 4-0-0. 
Siggi Benonysson - Freshman- Forward - HPU   Benonysson scored the Panthers' lone goal in their 1-1 tie with Detroit. He also scored in HPU's 4-2 win over St. Bonaventure. Benonysson has been a force on the offensive side of the ball for High Point University scoring a total of four goals and contribuing an assit in three games. The Panthers are off an running with a solid 2-0-1 record to date.  
Skyler Milne - Senior - Forward - Utah Valley  Milne had a total of three goals and an assist in Utah Valley's two wins in the Grand Prairie Classic. He scored twice and contributed an assist in the 4-2 win over Evansville and netted the lone goal in Utah Valley's 1-0 win over Bradley.  The Wolverines improve to 3-0-0 year to date.  
Timmy Mueller - Junior - Forward - Oregon State  Mueller found the back of the net three times for the Beavers to break open a contest with San Jose State that had been scoreless at intermission. Mueller established once again that he is tough for opposing defenders to contain when he has the ball at his feet in the attacking third. The 3-0 win over San Jose State improves Oregon States record to 3-0-0 year to date. 
Mason Robertson - Senior - Forward - Washington Robertson, who missed a large portion of the 2015 season due to injury, helped give the Huskies the offensive firepower they needed to secure a 2-1 win over Saint Mary's (Ca) and a 4-2 victory over Oral Roberts. He converted a header in the tenth minute of play after receiving a cross from junior defender Justin Fiddes in the contest with St. Mary's.  He also scored twice in Washinton's win over Oral Roberts. The Huskies have won two straight games after dropping their season opener. 
Luka Prpa - Freshman - Midfielder - Marquette The freshman midfielder from Wind Lake, Wisconsin has been a force. Prpa had back-to-back two goal and two assist games to play a key role in Marquette's 4-1 win at home over NIU and their 4-1 come from behind win on the road over UIC. Prpa had a hand in all of Marquette's eight goals last week. 
Kevin Feucht - Junior - Midfielder - UC Santa Barbara Feucht came up big once again this week for UC Santa Barbara. He scored the Gaucho's first two goals in their 5-2 win over San Diego. He also contributed the assist on teammate Nick DePuy's game-winning goal in UCSB's 1-0 win over a very competitive St. Mary's (Ca) team. The Gauchos are off to a perfect 4-0-0 start. 
Tucker Stephenson - Sophomore - Midfielder - West Va.   The sophomore linkman from Overland Park, Kansas has been a difference maker for the Mountaineers on the offensive side of the ball. He came off the bench to again score a key goal for West Virginia. Stephenson netted the lone goal of the evening out of a free kick served in by junior midfielder Joey Piatczyc to give the Mountaineers the edge they needed to top Princeton out of the Ivy League 1-0. West Virginia improves to 2-1-0.  
Callum Montgomery - Sophomore - Defender - Charlotte Montgomery was part of a Charlotte defense that recorded two shutouts this week. He also made a contribution on the offensive side of the ball. Montgomery converted a header with an assist from Brandt Bronico to open the scoring for the 49ers in their 5-0 win over Hofstra and scored twice to play a key role in Charlotte's 5-0 win over Rutgers. The 49ers begin the 2016 seaon with two very impressive wins.   
Francesco Tiozzo - Freshman - Defender - Winthrop The Eagle center back anchored back-to-back shutouts for Winthrop as they topped Mercer 2-0 in overtime and Wofford 1-0 in overtime to win the Big South/SoCON Challenge. Tiozzo also netted the golden goal in the 100th minute of play in the 1-0 win over Wofford.  
Robert Moewes - Graduate Student - Goalkeeper - Duke  Moewes joined Duke as a graduate student this year after being named the 2015 America East Goalkeeper of the Year at Binghamton. Moewes had a huge eight save evening between the pipes against UCLA on the road that included several saves a close range. He did all the things he needed to do in goal to give Duke the opportunity to prevail. Junior midfielder Brian White scored in the 88th minute of the contest to give Duke a very solid momentum building 1-0 win over the Bruins. The Blue Devils are 2-0-1.  

 

College Soccer News - National Team Of The Week - Week Ending August 28, 2016

Bernard Yeboah - Senior - Forward - Vermont Yeboah scored twice to play a key role in Vermont's 3-2 overtime win against a good Cal State Fullerton team. His first goal came when he alertly controlled a loose ball just outside the box and drove it into the left post. Yeboah's second goal was off the right post after receiving a pass from teammate freshman Christopher Watts. Senior Brian Wright netted the game-winning goal for the Catamounts in overtime.
Guillermo Delgado - Senior - Forward - Delaware  Delgado hit the ground running contributing two goals and an assist to power the Delaware attack in a 3-0 season opening win over Bucknell. He also scored the lone goal in the Blue Hens 1-0 win over Forham when he intercepted a pass and placed a shot into the lower right side of the net from ten yards out. Delgado and his teammates will seek to remain in the win column when they tangle with Iona on Wednesday and Villanova on Sunday.  
Marcelo Acuna - Sophomore - Forward - Virginia Tech  Acuna converted a header in double overtime after receiving a cross from Alessandro Mion to give the Hokies a 1-0 upset win over Ohio State to open the 2016 season on a strong note. He also scored what proved to be the game-winning goal from ten yards out after receiving a cross from Andre Thomas in Virginia Tech's 3-0 win over Oakland. The transfer from Houston Baptist has added a different dimension to the Hokie's attack. Virginia Tech will host South Florida on September 2 at Thompson Field.  
Kwame Awuah - Senior - Midfielder - Connecticut  Awuah is a difference maker and playmaker who makes good things happen for Connecticut. What he contributes to the Huskies does not always show up in the statistics but nonetheless he is an impact player. He played a key role in UConn's 3-1 season opening win Friday over Iona and their 2-0 win over Nebraska-Omaha before a crowd of 5,100 at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. Connecticut hosts Louisville next friday in what shapes up to be an exciting contest.  
Tanner Thompson - Senior - Midfielder - Indiana  Thompson and his Indiana teammates had a productive season opening weekend that included a 1-0 win over any always competitive New Mexico team and a good 3-1 win over UC Irvine. Thompson converted a penalty kick to give the Hoosiers the edge they needed to top New Mexico. He also netted what proved to be the game-winning goal in the victory over UC Irvine and contributed the assist on teammate Grant Lillard's goal. The Hoosiers face California and Stanford next weekend tangle next weekend. 
Joseph Holland - Senior - Midfielder - Hofstra  Holland scored twice in a two minute span to give Hofstra the edge they needed to secure a 3-1 win over local rival Stony Brook. Holland's first goal was from a bending ball out of free kick from thirty yards out. His second goal was a well placed header into the lower right corner of the goal from around ten yards out after receiving a nice cross from senior Lerthon Theuma. The Pride have a big test in front of them when they take to the road to face Charlotte Monday night.  
Paul Hoffmeister - Junior - Midfielder - Utah Valley Hoffmeister's two goals gave Utah Valley the edge they needed to top Washington 2-1 in their season opener. Hoffmeister utilized his left foot to score from just inside the box out of a coutner attack that was set up by passes from teammates Gui Leme and Karson Payton. His second goal came when he alertly controlled a loose ball in the box and placed it into the back of the frame. The Wolverines displayed a ton of grit in this one.    
Napo Matsoso - Senior - Midfielder - Kentucky  Matsoso hit the ground running contributing two highlight reel goals and an assist to help power the Wildcats past Marquette 4-0. Both his scores came near the end of the first half of play and gave Kentucky a ton of momentum which they never relinquished. Matsoso drove a shot into the back of the frame from twenty-two yards out after making a nice move off the dribble to create the space and angle he needed. His second goal was a precision strike from the top corner of the box into the far-side of the net. 
Maximilian Schulze-Geisthovel - Sr.- Midfielder - Boston College  Schulze-Geisthovel netted Boston College's first goal with an assist from senior Isaac Normesinu in their 2-0 season opening win over Quinnipiac. He also contributed a goal after receiving a through ball from Normesinu to help power the Eagles to a 3-2 win over Boston University. The senior transfer from St. Leo has made an immediate impact. The Eagles will host Hofstra and Villanova next weekend before beginning ACC play.  
Brandon Aubrey - Senior - Defender - Notre Dame  The Irish central defender was part of a Notre Dame defensive effort that shutout UC Irvine 4-0 and New Mexico 1-0 to win the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament title. Aubrey also contributed on the offensive side of the ball converting a penalty kick in each contest including the goal that proved to be the game-winner in the contest against New Mexico. Things don't get any easier for the Irish who have Stanford and California on their dance card next weekend. 
Brad Ruhaak - Senior - Defender - Akron Ruhaak helped anchor a solid Zip defensive effort that shutout Georgetown 1-0 and Seattle 1-0. He also alertly controlled the deflection of teammate Ezana Kahsay's shot and sent into back into the net in the final minute of regulation to net the game-winning goal in the win over Georgetown. The Zips travel to west coast this weekend to face San Diego State on Friday and UCLA on monday.  
Nick Lima - Senior - Defender - California  The Golden Bears opened the season with a 2-2 tie with St. Mary's (California). They then got in the win column with a 2-1 win in overtime against Penn State. Lima netted both goals in California's come from behind win over a very game Nittany Lion team. His first goal was a blast into the back of the frame from the center of the box with an assist from teammate Ugo Rebeccini. Lima's game-winning goal was a header set up by a pass from senior Trevor Haberkorn.  
Erik Dick - Redshirt Junior - Goalkeeper - Butler Dick is a shot stopper who came up with ten saves to anchor a solid Butler defense in their season opening 0-0 draw on the road against Louisville. Seven of Dick's ten saves came during the first stanza of play.  

 

College Soccer News - National Team Of The Week - Week Ending November 29, 2015

Trevor Davock - Freshman - Forward - Boston College Davock, who is from Medway, Massachusetts, netted the lone goal for Boston College when he back heeled a ball into the goal with a double assist coming from Simon Enstrom and Isaac Normesinu as Boston College advanced past number three seeded Georgetown when they prevailed 5-4 in a penalty kick shootout after the contest was tied 1-1 at the conclusion of 110 minutes of play. Davock also converted his penalty kick attempt. The Eagles continue along the road to the College Cup as they advance to the Elite Eight to face ACC foe Syracuse on Saturday. 
Kyle Murphy - RS Senior - Forward - Clemson Murphy netted the game-winning goal for Clemson in their 3-2 come from behind win over UC Santa Barbara in the Sweet Sixteen. The goal was set up by nice passes from forward Thales Moreno and midfielder Saul Chinchilla. Murphy has scored a total of eight goals this year to help power the Tiger attack. Clemson improves to 17-2-2 and advances to the Elite Eight where they will host the University of Maryland on Friday, December 7 at 7 p.m. 
Jordan Morris - Junior - Forward - Stanford  Morris utiized his speed and touch on the ball to net Stanford's first goal with an assist from Eric Verso in the Cardinal's 3-1 win over Ohio State in the Sweet Sixteen. He also contributed what proved to be the game-winning goal when he placed a shot into the upper left corner of the goal from twelve yards out after receiving a pass from freshman midfielder Amir Bashti. Stanford advances to the Elite Eight and will travel cross country to tangle with the number one seeded Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday.  
Mael Corboz - Senior - Midfielder - Maryland  Corboz contributed the assists on the goals scored by teammates Ivan Magalhaes and Eryk Williamson to help number ten seeded Maryland secure an impressive 2-1 win over number seven seeded Notre Dame in South Bend. Corboz has a total of twelve helpers to date for a Maryland team that improves to 12-5-5 and advances to the Elite Eight where they will tangle with number two seeded Clemson on Friday, December 4 at Historic Riggs Field.  
Ricky Greensfelder - RS Junior - Midfielder - Wake Forest  Greensfelder effectively made the most of the twenty-eight minutes he was on the pitch. When he reentered the contest in the 84th minute he proceeded to make the play of the game in the 88th minute when after receiving a cross from Ian Harkes he utilized his left foot to send a shot into the right corner of the net from eighteen yards out to give Wake Forest a 1-0 win over Indiana. The goal was Greensfelder's second of the 2015 season and his fifth-career game-winner.  The number one seeded Demon Deacons improve to 17-2-2 and continue their march forward on the road to the College Cup with their first appearnace in the Elite Eight since the 2009 season. 
Timo Pitter - Senior - Midfielder - Creighton  Pitter came through in the clutch for the Bluejays when he netted the lone goal of the contest from the top of the box to give Creighton the edge they needed to top number five seeded North Carolina in Chapel Hill 1-0. The goal was Pitter's tenth of the year and fifth game-winner. The number twelve seeded Bluejays secure a huge on the road win under the direction of head coach Elmar Bolowich to improve to 19-3-0 and advance to the Elite Eight for the fourth time in the past five seasons.  
Liam Callahan - Redshirt Junior - Midfielder - Syracuse Callahan assisted on the goals scored by teammates freshman defender Miles Robinson and forward Noah Rhynhart in Syracuse's 3-1 win over Seattle. Callahan has a total of eight assists so far this year. Kamad Miller scored the third Orange goal with Julian Buescher who now has a total of eleven helpers contributing the assist. Syracuse improves to 15-5-3 and advances to host Boston College in the Elite Eight. 
Andrew Souders - Senior - Defender - Akron Souders was a key part of an Akron backline that contained a very good SMU defense to help the Zips advance past SMU 2-1 in the Sweet Sixteen to earn the right to host number twelve seeded Creighton in the Elite Eight on Saturday, December 5 at 4 p.m. at FirstEnergy Field. Number four seeded Akron improves to 17-3-2.   
Aaron Jones - Junior - Defender - Clemson The transfer from Georgia State has added additional value to the Clemson backline all year. He made a nice move off the dribble to get past several defenders and fired a rocket into the back of the net just before halftime to score a key goal in Clemson's 3-2 win over a very determined and talented UCSB team. The number two seeded Tigers improve to 17-2-2 and advance to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 2005 season.  
Len Zeugner - Sophomore - Defender - Boston College Zeugner was part of a very solid Boston College back line that held a very explosive Georgetown Hoyas offense to a single goal in 110 minutes of play. Boston College senior Alex Kapp had two saves in goal in the contest. Atobra Ampadu, Joshua Forbes, and Mohammed Moro rounded out the back line. Zeugner also converted the deciding fifth penalty kick to give the Eagles the edge they needed to prevail 5-4 in a penalty kick shootout to survive and advance to the Elite Eight. 
Connor Sparrow - Senior - Goalkeeper - Creighton Sparrow had four saves in goal to pick up his twenty-third career shutout to anchor a very stout Creighton defense that shutout number five seeded North Carolina 1-0 in the Sweet Sixteen. Creighton improves to 19-3-0 and advances to the Elite Eight where they will face number four seeded Akron with the winner of that one advancing to the Final Four. 

 

College Soccer News National Team Of The Week - Week Ending November 22, 2015

Simon Enstrom - Freshman - Forward - Boston College  Enstrom scored the lone goal of the contest to enable Boston College to advance past Vermont 1-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. He also netted the game winning-goal in overtime which was set up by passes from teammates Trevor Davock and Zeiko Lewis to play a key role in Boston College's 2-1 win on the road over South Florida. Enstrom has scored nine goals so far this year including five game-winners. Boston College improves to 11-7-1 and advances to the Sweet Sixteen to face number three seed Georgetown in Washington.  
Tucker Hume - Redshirt Junior - Forward - North Carolina  Hume netted his team leading eleventh goal in just the second minute of play in North Carolina's 2-1 win over a very competitive Coastal Carolina team.  He also assisted on teammate Zach Wright game-winning goal. The Tar Heels improve to 15-1-3 and advance to the third round of the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time in the last seven years. UNC will host highly regarded number twelve seeded Creighton coached by former long time Tar Heel head coach Elmar Bolowich in what shapes up as the marquee match of the Sweet Sixteen. 
T.J. Casner - Senior - Forward - Clemson Casner, who is from Irvine, California, scored in the 27th and 48th minutes of play and contributed an assist on teammate Thales Moreno's goal to play a key role in the Tigers 5-2 victory over Elon before an enthusiastic crowd at Historic Riggs Field. Casner has now scored a total of ten goals to date. Clemson improves to 16-2-2 and advances to the Sweet Sixteen. 
Richie Laryea - Sophomore - Midfielder - Akron  Laryea scored twice unassisted and contributed an assist on one of teammate Stuart Holthusen's two goals to play a key role in Akron's 6-1 thumping of Rutgers. Laryea has now scored a total of eleven times and has had four multi-goal contests. Akron improves to 16-3-2 and advances to the Sweet Sixteen where they will host a very good SMU team.  
Stanton Garcia - Junior - Midfielder - SMU  Garcia scored the game-winning goal in overtime to propel the Mustangs past number thirteen seeded Denver 1-0 to earn the right to advance to the Round of Sixteen where they will face number four seeded Akron on Sunday. Garcia also contributed an assist on Idi Camara's goal in SMU's first round 2-0 victory over Utah Valley. Garcia has six goals and two assist so far this year. SMU under the leadership of first year head coach Kevin Hudson improves to 15-2-4.  
Kwame Awuah - Junior - Midfielder - Connecticut The Connecticut co-captain contributed the assist on forward DeAndrae Brown's goal. He also sent a shot into the back of the net from twenty-two yards out to score what proved to be the game-winning goal and added the insurance goal after receiving a cross from Jake Nerwinski in Connecticut's 3-1 come from behind win over Boston University in the First Round of the NCAA Tourney. Connecticut's season subsequenlty came to an end with a 10-6-6 record when they were topped 1-0 in the second round by Indiana. 
Brandt Bronico - Junior - Midfielder - Charlotte Bronico netted the game-winning goal in Chalotte's 2-1 win over Radford in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and assisted on defender Luke Waechter's goal. He was also at the heart of Charlotte's attack in their 1-0 loss to number one seeded Wake Forest in the second round. Charlotte ends the 2015 season with a 11-6-3 overall record. 
Jon Bakero - Sophomore - Midfielder - Wake Forest  Bakero's header in the 83rd minute of play at Spry Stadium in Winston-Salem with a crowd of 2,699 fans on hand gave the number one seeded Demon Deacons the edge they needed to top Charlotte 1-0 and to advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they will host number sixteen seed Indiana. The goal was Bakero's eighth of the season so far. Wake Forest improves to 16-2-2.  
Bashti - Freshman - Midfielder - Stanford  The Stanford freshman came off the bench to net the game-winning goal when he alertly headed a rebound into the back of the net and also netted the insurance goal from inside the box with an assist from Jordan Morris in Stanford's 3-1 come from behind win over a game Santa Clara team. Defender Brandon Vincent scored Stanford's first goal out of a free kick from just outside the box. The Cardinal advances to the Sweet Sixteen where they will host Ohio State out of the Big Ten Conference. Stanford improves to 15-2-2 overall.  
Ismaila Jome - Junior - Defender - UC Santa Barbara  Jome controlled a clearance and sent a shot into the back of the net from twenty yards out in overtime to give UC Santa Barbara the edge they needed to survive and advance past a very determined South Carolina team. The fifteenth seeded Gauchos improve to 15-6-2 overall and advance to the Round of Sixteen where they have another tough opponent to face when they travel to cross country to tangle with number two seeded Clemson. 
Shane Haworth - Redshirt Senior - Goalkeeper - Seattle  Haworth who is from Puyallup, Washington had a six save evening and anchored a solid Seattle defensive effort that shutout UCLA 1-0 to improve to 18-3-1 and punch the Redhawks ticket into the Sweet Sixteen in NCAA Tournament play where they will face number six seeded Syracuse. Haworth, who has recorded ten shutouts in goal so far this year, continues to take care of business between the pipes for Seattle.