National Team Of The Week

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending November 12, 2017

Emmanuel Hamzat - Senior - Forward - Omaha  Hamzat makes good things happen on the offensive side of the ball for Omaha. The Mavericks topped Western Illinois 2-0 in the semifinals of the Summit League Tourney and advanced past Denver 9-8 in a contest that was decided by a penalty kick shootout after in was tied 1-1 at the conclusion of 110 minutes of play. Hamzat contributed the helper on one of teammate Fred Frimpong's two goals in the win over WIU and converted two penalty kicks in the eleven-round shootout in the contest with Denver. Omaha wins their first ever berth in the NCAA Tournament. 
Antonio Bustamante - Junior - Forward - William and Mary Bustamante produced a hat trick in two of William and Mary's three contests in the CAA Tournament. This week he placed three in the back of the net to power the Tribe past UNCW 4-2 in the CAA Championship match. William and Mary also topped number one seed James Madison 1-0 in the tournament semifinal. Bustamante has found the back of the net a total of fifteen times year to date. William and Mary improves to 11-4-5 and is NCAA Tourney bound. 
Ivan Sakou - Senior - Forward - Lipscomb  Sakou played a key role in Lipscomb's run to the ASUN Championship. He scored a total of three goals during the tourney helping the Bison advance past NJIT in a penalty kick shootout after the contest was tied 3-3, FGCU 2-1 and Jacksonville 2-1 to claim the program's first ever ASUN Championship and their first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. Lipscomb head coach Charles Morrow stated, "Ivan has had a great tournament. Without him we don't win it."
Ali Tounkara - Senior - Midfielder - St. Francis Brooklyn  Tounkara had a four goal NEC Tournament. He scored twice to lead St. Francis Brooklyn to a 5-0 win over LIU Brooklyn in the NEC Championship contest. He also found the back of the net twice to power the Terriers past Robert Morris 3-0 in the tournament semifinals. St. Francis Brooklyn under the guidance of Tom Giovatto improves to 14-4-1 and wins the NEC Championship for the fourth time in the last five years.  
Niklas Brodacki - Senior - Forward - Central Arkansas  Brodacki scored the lone goal for the Bears who advanced past host Bradley 8-7 in a penalty kick shootout in the semifinals of the MVC Conference Tournamnet after the contest was tied 1-1 at the end of 110 minutes of play. He also scored the game-winning goal in overtime with a double assist from teammates Jake Bates and Chris Holmes to give Central Arkansas a 1-0 win in the championship match against Missouri State. Central Arkansas earns their first ever berth in the NCAA Tournament.  
Matthew Mooney - Senior - Midfielder - Massachusetts Mooney converted a header with an assist from Konrad Gorich and assisted on Davis Smith's goal as UMass topped VCU 3-1 in the championship match of the A-10 Tournament. UMass defeated Fordham 1-0 in the semifinals with Gorich netting the lone goal of the evening. Mooney was named the Most Outstanding Player of the A-10 Tournament. The Minutemen improve to 15-3-3 overall after winning both the A-10 regular season and tournament titles.  
Ricardo Hernandez - Sophomore - Midfielder - Presbyterian  Hernandez and his number six seeded Presbyterian College teammates won their first ever NCAA Tournament berth at the Division I level by advancing past  number two seed Radford 5-3 in a penalty kick shootout and number one seed High Point 4-3 in a penalty kick shootout after both contests were scoreless to claim the Big South Tournament Championship.  Hernandez converted the deciding penalty kick for the Blue Hose in both contests. Senior Connor Behrend was outstanding in goal for Presbyterian. 
Aaron Lombardi - Senior - Midfielder - San Francisco Lombardi had a four assist week. He assisted on the goals scored by teammates Matt Orr and Tawwab Emiola in San Francisco's 3-0 win over Pacific and contributed the helpers on Sean Bowman's two goals to help the Dons top LMU 2-1. Lombardi has nine assists so far this year. San Francisco secures the WCC Championship winning their sixth straight contest to improve to 9-8-0 overall with a 6-1-0 mark in conference play.  
Declan McCabe - Senior - Midfielder - Georgetown McCabe converted the game-winning goal in overtime out of a free kick to give the Hoyas the edge they needed to top a game Xavier team 2-1 in overtime in the Big East Conference Championship contest. He aslo contributed a helper on teammate Achara's goal in Georgetown's 2-1 semifinal win over Saint John's. The Hoyas improve to 14-3-2 and return to the NCAA Tournament field. 
Nathan Aune - Junior - Defender - Seattle Aune made an impact on both sides of the ball as a key part of a solid backline and a defense anchored by RS junior goalkeeper Josh Adachi. Seattle topped CSU Bakersfield 3-0, advanced past tournament host UNLV in a penalty kick shootout, and defeated San Jose State 2-1 to secure the WAC Championship and a berth in the NCAA Tourney. Aune scored out of a corner kick served in by Sergio Rivas in the win over San Jose State.  Seattle improves to 14-3-4.  
Joel Leon - RS Senior - Defender - UIC  Leon was at the center of a solid UIC backline that secured a 3-1 win over Cleveland State in the Horizon League Tourney semifinals and a 2-0 win over number one seed Green Bay in the championship contest to punch the Flames ticket to the NCAA Tournament. Leon converted a penalty kick in the win over Cleveland State. He was recognized as the Tournament MVP. 
Fox Slotemaker - Senior - Defender - Old Dominion Slotemaker was part of a tenacious ODU defense anchored by netminder Mertcan Akar that ran the table at the CUSA Tournament with shutout wins over South Carolina 1-0, Marshall 1-0 and Charlotte 1-0 to claim the CUSA title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Monarchs improve to 12-5-2 overall and become the twelfth team under the direction of head coach Alan Dawson to go dancing.   
Jordan Cano - Senior - Defender - SMU Cano converted a header out of a corner kick served in by Jared Rice to get the Mustang's on the board in their 2-1 win over UCF in the American Athletic Conference Championship game. He also scored in SMU's 4-0 victory over Temple in the AAC semifinals.  The Mustangs win both the AAC regular season and championship titles and return to the NCAA Tournament field with an impressive 15-2-1 overall record.  
Jeremy Booth - RS Junior - Goalkeeper - Mercer Booth was a force between the pipes for Mercer in the Southern Conference Tournament. He had three saves in regulation and two saves in the penalty kick shootout as the Bears topped ETSU 4-3 in the shootout after the contest was scoreless after 110 minutes of play. Booth also had four saves in the penatly kick shootout in which Mercer prevailed 3-2 over UNCG after the two teams were tied 1-1 at the end of regularion and overtime. Mercer claims the Southern Conference Championship and a berth in the NCAA Tourney for the second straight season.  
Phillip Schilling - RS Senior - Goalkeeper - Wisconsin Schilling had a seven save performance in goal in Wisconsin's 4-0 win over Michigan in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament. He then anchored a rock solid Badger defense with seven saves in regulation and a key save in the penalty kick shootout as Wisconsin topped Indiana 4-2 in penalty kicks after the contest was scoreless at the end of regulation and overtime. Schilling also converted a penalty kick in the shootout. The Badgers win the Big Ten Conference Championship and improve to 11-4-4 overall. 

 

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending November 5, 2017

Danny Muscovski - Senior - Forward - UNLV Muscovski powered the Rebel attack scoring twice in their 4-1 win over Grand Canyon  Timo Mehlich assisted on his first goal and Marquis Pitt provided the helper on the second. Muscovski has found the back of the net fourteen times so far for the Rebels who improve to 10-9-0 overall with a 7-3-0 mark in WAC play.  
Ben Wignall - Senior - Forward - Fairfield Wignall was a catalyst on the offensive side of the ball playing a key role in Fairfield's 3-0 win over Rider University. He netted the Stags second goal of the evening after receiving a cross from teammate Diallo Simon-Ponte. The victory secured the MAAC Regular-Season Title for Fairfield.   
Stuart Holthusen - Senior - Forward - Akron  Holthusen earns a repeat nod as a member of the CSN National Team of the Week as he and fellow senior Sam Gainford continue to power a high-octane Zip attack. Holthusen converted a penalty kick in Akron's 2-0 win over Marshall and scored twice in their 4-0 victory over NIU. Akron is 14-3-1 with a 4-1-0 record in MAC action. 
Arthur Bosua - Senior - Forward - Columbia Bosua contributed a helper on teammate Kynan Rocks goal in Columbia's 3-0 win over Sacred Heart. He also powered Columbia's attack with a sensational four goal effort in the Lion's 6-0 woodshedding of Harvard in an Ivy League contest. Columbia is now 10-2-3 overall with a 4-1-1 record when facing members of the Ancient Eight.   
Jon Bakero - Senior - Forward - Wake Forest  Bakero sent a header into the  back of the frame that was set up by a Brad Dunwell through ball and a cross from Brandon Servania  as Wake Forest topped Virginia Tech 3-0 in an ACC Tourney Quarterfinal contest. Bakero also netted the Demon Deacons third goal of the game with a double assist from Luis Argudo and Logan Gdula.  
Jannik Loebe - Senior - Forward - Fordham   Loebe came up big for the Rams when he drove the game-winning goal into the back of the frame after receiving a cross from Janos Loebe to give Fordham a 3-2 win over Dayton in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Tourney. Loebe also contributed an assist in Fordham's 3-2 win over UMass in their final regular season contest. .  
Jakob Strandsater - Junior - Midfielder - Radford Strandsater netted Radford's first and third goals with Victor Valls providing the assist on both scores to help the Highlanders secure a 4-2 win over Liberty. The win gave Radford the number two seed in the upcoming Big South Tournament. The Highlanders are 10-4-3 overall with a 5-1-2 mark in conference play. 
Alex Underwood - Senior - Midfielder - Denver Underwood cleanly placed what proved to be the game-winning goal into the bottom left corner of the frame after receiving a pass from Ryan Barlow to give Denver the edge they needed to top Western Illinois 1-0. The Pioneers improve to 10-6-1 with a perfect 5-0-0 mark in Summit League play to secure their fifth consecutive regular season title.  
Alistair Johnston - Sophomore - Midfielder - St. John's  Johnson converted a header and scored out of a free kick to help lead the Red Storm to a 3-1 victory over Creighton in the Big East Tournament Quarterfinals. Harry Cooksley had a three assist evening in the win. St. John's also tied Providence 0-0 earlier in the week. The surging Red Storm are unbeaten in their past eight contests to improve to 9-6-3 overall.  
Nicolo D'Amato - Senior - Midfielder - CS Fullerton The Titan captain scored what proved to be the game-winner out of a free kick just outside the eighteen yard box and assisted on the goal scored by Samuel Goni to play a key role in CS Fullerton's 2-1 win over UC Riverside. The Titans  advance to the Big West Conference Tourament final and now stand at 10-7-3 overall. 
Mark Segbers - Senior - Midfielder - Wisconsin Segbers' goal in the eighty-seventh minute of play which was set up by a nice move and pass from teammate Chris Mueller gave the Badgers the edge they needed to top Maryland 2-1  in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tourney. Wisconsin improves to 9-4-4 and keeps their season alive.  
Rashid Tetteh - Junior - Defender - High Point Tetteh was part of another solid defensive effort on the part of the Panthers who topped Longwood 1-0 to record their fifth consecutive win and third shutout in a row to improve to 9-5-2 overall with a 7-1-0 record against Big South Conference competition.  
Jeff Caldwell - Senior - Goalkeeper - Virginia Caldwell was a force in goal for the Cavaliers with a four save evening and two stopped penalty kicks to play a key role in helping Virginia advance past Louisville 4-3 in a penalty kick shootout after the contest was scoreless at the end of regulation and overtime. The Cavaliers also topped Boston College 5-0 earlier in the week. Virginia advances to the Semifinals of the ACC Tourney where they will tangle with Notre Dame. 

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending October 29, 2017

Stuart Holthusen - Senior - Forward - Akron Holthusen netted a hat trick to propel Akron past MAC foe West Virginia 4-0. He also contributed the helper on one of teammate Nick Hinds' two goals in Akron's 3-0 win over Pittsburgh. The Zips are 12-3-1 with a 3-1-0 mark in conference play. 
Frantzdy Pierrot - Senior - Forward - Coastal Carolina  Pierrot assisted on teammate Romario Piggott's goal in the Chanticleer's 1-1 tie with William and Mary and found the back of the net three times to power CCU past Appalachian State 4-0. The Chanticleers are 8-6-1 overall with a 2-1 mark in Sun Belt play.  
Davis Smith - Freshman - Forward - Massachusetts Smith converted a header off an assist from midfielder Alex DeSantis and contributed the assist on teammate Matthew Mooney's goal as Massachusett's topped George Mason 4-1 to improve to 12-2-3 overall. Davis has scored nine goals to date.  
Antonio Lokossou - Junior - Forward - UC Riverside Lokossou netted the game-winning goal with a double assist from Vincent Morales and Anthony Lopez to give the Highlanders a 2-1 come from behind win over UC Irvine. He also netted the game-winner in UC Riverside's 2-1 win over CSUN. The Highlanders earn a berth in the Big West Conference Tourney. 
Daniel Wright - Freshman - Forward - Duke Wright and his Blue Devil teammates had a productive week of play topping Delaware 2-1 and Virginia 1-0. Wright contributed a goal in the win over Delaware and netted the lone goal in Duke's win over the Cavaliers. Duke continues a banner season with a 12-3-2 overall record and a 4-3-1 mark in ACC play.  
Matt Danilack - Senior - Midfielder - Dartmouth Danilack's bicycle kick in the last minute of regulation game the Big Green the edge they needed to defeat Harvard 1-0. Midfielder Justin Donawa was credited with the assist on the game-winner. Dartmouth improves to 10-3-1 overall with a 4-0-1 mark in the Ancient Eight. 
Rafael Andrade Santos - Senior - Midfielder - VCU Santos sent a rocket into the back of the net from thirty yards out and placed a shot into the back of the frame from from five yards out to play a key role in VCU's 3-0 win over Maryland. He also scored and assisted on Francesco Amorosino's goal to help VCU top Rhode Island 2-1. The Rams are 10-4-0 overall with a 6-1-0 mark in A-10 play.  
Audi Jepson - RS Senior - Midfielder - Green Bay Jepson scored from eight yards out with Tomer Zloczower providing the assist to help the Phoenix top IUPUI 2-0. He also contributed the game-winning goal with a double assist from Cody Newton and Marcos Bautista in Green Bay's 1-0 win over Belmont. The Phoenix are 7-4-3 with a 6-1-1 mark in Horizon League play. 
Quinn English - Senior - Midfielder - Brown English was a factor in Brown's 1-0 win over UMass Lowell and 2-1 win over Ivy League foe Penn. He contributed the assist on teammate Toby Howell game-winner in the contest with UMass Lowell and scored and assisted on Nico Lozada's goal in overtime in the win over Penn. Brown is 8-4-2 overall and 2-2-1 in Ivy League play. 
Daivd Enstrom - Senior - Defender - St. John's  Enstrom's header with a double assist from teammates Alistair Johnston and Harry Cooksley proved to be the difference maker in St. John's 1-0 win over Georgetown in a key Big East Conference contest. The Red Storm also topped Big East foe Villanoa 2-1 behind a two-goal evening from Filippo Ricupati.    
Eric Dick - RS Senior - Goalkeeper - Butler Dick had a solid five save evening in goal in Butler's 2-0 shutout of Seton Hall in a Big East Contest. He followed that up with an eight save evening in Butler's 2-1 win over Marquette in Milwaukee. The Bulldogs improve to 11-4-1 overall and claim the Big East Conference Regular Season Title with a 7-1-0 mark in conference play. 

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending October 22, 2017

Robin Schmidt - GS - Forward - New Hampshire Schmidt scored twice to help the Wildcats come from behind to defeat Dartmouth 4-2.  He also netted both of New Hampshires' goals in their 2-0 win over America East Conference foe Stony Brook. Schmidt has found the back of the net a total of six times so far this year. The Wildcats win their fifth straight contest to improve to 11-1-3 overall.  
Jonathan Bolanos - Sophomore - Forward - High Point  Bolanos continues to provide offensive firepower for the Panthers netting his fifth goal for HPU in their last two contests. This week he made a nice move in the box to create the space and angle he needed to skillfully place a shot into the back of the frame in High Point's 3-1 win over Gardner-Webb in a Big South Conference match. HPU improves to 6-5-2 with a 4-1-0 mark in conference play. 
Garrett McLaughlin - Sophomore - Forward - SMU The Mustang striker from Oklahama City had a very productive week scoring twice in SMU's 2-0 win over Oral Roberts as well as both of the Mustang's goals in their 2-0 on the road victory over Cincinnati. SMU has now won six straight to up their record to 12-2-0 overall with a 4-1-0 mark in American Athletic Conference competition.  
Cal Jennings - Sophomore - Forward - UCF Jennings came up big for the Knights playing a key role in their 3-2 win over Connecticut at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. The win was the first on the road victory for UCF since 2012. Freshman Hattabiou Barry assisted on Jennings' first goal. Jennings' second goal was a header in the box set up by a cross from teammate Ricardo Oliveros. UCF is 4-5-2 overall with a 2-2-1 record in American Athletic Conference action.   
Foster Langsdorf - Senior - Forward - Stanford Langsdorf converted a header out of a free kick with a double assist from Sam Werner and Tomas Hilliard-Arce to net what proved to be the game-winning goal in Stanford's 2-1 win over Washington in Seattle. He also scored Stanford's first goal after receiving a back-heeled pass from Amir Bashti to help the Cardinal top Oregon State in Corvallis 3-0. Stanford improves to 12-2-1 with a 6-0-1 mark in Pac-12 play. 
Tucker Bone - Junior - Midfielder - Air Force Bone is a difference maker. He contributed a goal and assisted on Danny Han's goal in Air Force's 3-0 win over UNLV.  He also scored and contributed two helpers to play a key role in Air Force's 3-1 come from behind win over Grand Canyon. The Falcons soar to a 11-1-3 overall record with a 5-0-2 mark in WAC play. 
Brandon Bye - Senior - Midfielder - Western Michigan Bye continues to light up the back of the net for Western Michigan. This week he scored twice in the Broncs 3-0 win over Green Bay. He also scored in the 96th minute of play to give Western Michigan the edge they needed to top West Virginia 1-0 on the road. The Broncos improve to 13-2-1 overall with a 3-0-0 mark in Mid-American Conference action. Bye has netted eleven goals so far this season.  
Victor Valls - RS Sophomore - Midfielder - Radford  Valls contributed the assist on teammate Sivert Daehlie's game-winning goal in Radford's 1-0 win over Virginia in Charlottesville. He also scored twice with Daehlie assisting on both goals to help power the Highlanders past Winthrop 2-0. Radford has now won three consecutive contests to improve to 9-4-2. 
Cam Lindley - Sophomore - Midfielder - North Carolina Lindley is a playmaker who makes good things happen. This week he assisted on one of freshman Lucas del Rosario's two goals in UNC's 2-1 come from behind win over Old Dominion. He also contributed a helper on Zach Wright's goal and netted a goal with an assist from Jelani Pieters to help the Tar Heels top Virginia Tech 4-0.  Lindley has seven goals and ten assists so far this year.  UNC improves to 13-2-1 with a 5-1-1 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play.  
Jacob Bohm - Freshman - Defender - Fordham Bohm continues to come up with big plays for Fordham. He has now contrituted a goal in three out of Fordham's last five games. This week he sent a bullet into the top left corner of the frame to get Fordham on the scoreboard in their 2-0 shutout over Rhode Island in a key Atlantic 10 contest. Jannik Loebe scored the second Fordham goal of the evening. The Rams are now 10-3-2 overall with a 4-1-1 mark in Atlantic 10 action.  
Michael Pimlott - Sophomore - Defender - Michigan State  Pimlott's first career goal was a rocket into the back of the frame from the top of the box that proved to be the game-winner in Michigan State's 2-0 victory over Northwestern on the road.  He was also part of a solid Spartan defensive anchored by goalkeeper Jimmy Hague that shutout Northwestern to record its tenth clean sheet of the season.  Michigan State improves to 11-2-2 with a 5-0-2 mark in Big Ten play.   
JT Marcinkowski - Junior - Goalkeeper - Georgetown The Hoya team captain had eight saves between the pipes including several key stops to anchor a Georgetown defense that shutout Maryland 1-0. Freshman midfielder Jacob Montes netted the game-winning goal for the Hoyas. Marcinkowski also had a solid five save evening to help Georgetown shutout Seton Hall 3-0 in a Big East Conference contest. Georgetown improves to 11-2-1 overall with a 4-1-0 record in conference play.