National Team Of The Week

College Soccer News National Team Of The Week - Week Ending October 18, 2015

Grant Bell - Senior - Forward - Bradley Bell helped jump start a previously sluggish Bradley attack when he scored twice and contributed an assist to lead the Braves past Evansville 5 to 1. He also scored from the top of the box after receiving a pass from Richard Olson and assisted on teammate Frank Bak's goal as a rejuvinated Bradley offense rolled to a 4-0 win over Missouri State.  The Braves are now 6-7-0 with a 3-0-0 record in Missouri Valley Conference play. 
Jordan Morris - Junior - Forward - Stanford Morris helped the Cardinal earn two solid on the road wins in Pac-12 play. He sent a bullet into the upper right corner of the goal to net what proved to be the game-winner in Stanford's 2-1 win over UCLA. He also scored Stanford's first goal when he placed a rebound into the back of the net in their 3-1 win over San Diego State. Morris has scored six goals to date including three game-winners. Stanford improves to 11-1-1 with a 4-0-1 mark in conference play.  
Danny Jensen - Junior - Forward - Ohio State Jensen's header with assists from Christian Soldat and Kyle Culbertson gave the Buckeyes the edge they needed to top Kentucky 1-0. He also assisted the goals scored by Soldat and Culbetson to help Ohio State defeat Wisconsin 2-0 to win their seventh consecutive contest. The Buckeyes are 8-4-2 overall with a 3-1-1 mark in Big Ten Conference play. 
David Olsen - Sophomore - Forward - Seattle Olsen had a three goal weekend to lead the Redhawks to a 3-1 win over CSU Bakersfield and a 1-0 win over San Jose State in WAC play. He scored with an assist from senior forward Michael Roberts and converted a bicycle kick in the contest with CSU Bakersfield. He also netted the lone goal of the contest in the victory over San Jose State. The Redhawks improve to 12-3-0 with a 5-1-0 mark in WAC action. 
Zach Mathers - Senior - Midfielder - Duke Mathers lead a red hot Blue Devil attack netting a hat trick and contributing an assist to power Duke past N.C. State 6-2 in an ACC contest at Koskinen Stadium in Durham. His first score came out of a penalty kick. His second goal was a blast from twenty yards out. His third goal came when he drove a rebound back into the net. Mathers also assisted on teammate Ryan Thompson's goal. Mathers has scored seven goals to date and contributed four assists. Duke improves to 6-6-2 with a 1-4-1 mark in conference play.  
Amass Amankona - GS - Midfielder - Dayton Amankona netted a hat trick to lead Dayton past LaSalle 5-0 in an Atlantic Ten game. HIs first goal was from six yards out with a double assist from Alex Amankwaah and Maik Cross. His second goal was out of a corner kick put in play by Amankwaah. Amankona's third goal was a header to the right side of the net after receiving a cross from Amankwaah. The Flyers improve to 8-4-2 with a 3-0-1 mark in conference play. Amankona leads the Dayton attack with nine goals and three assists to date. 
Jacori Hayes - Junior - Midfielder - Wake Forest  Hayes once again came up big for the Demon Deacons in a clutch situation when he made a nice move to create the space he needed to drive a shot off the right post into the back of the net to give Wake Forest a victory over previously undefeated North Carolina 1-0 in an ACC contest that took place before a crowd of 5,070 fans at Spry Stadium in Winston-Salem. The Deacons improve to 10-1-2 overall with a 4-0-2 record in ACC play under the direction of first year head coach Bobby Muuss. The Tar Heels drop to 11-1-1 with a  5-1-0 mark in conference play. 
Richie Laryea - Sophomore - Midfielder - Akron  Laryea contributed a hat trick to help power Akron past Northern Illinois 4-0 in a key MAC contest. His first two goals came from heads up play that enabled him to take advantage of defletions that he was able to redirect and send into the back of the goal. His third score came out of a give and go senario with assists from teammates Goncalo Soares and Sam Gainford. Akron has now won six straight to improve to 10-2-1 with a 2-0-0 mark in conference play. Laryea has produced nine goals and three assists so far this year.  
Francesco Casucci - Freshman - Midfielder - New Mexico  Casucci ignited a Lobo comeback from two goals down in the second stanza when he converted a header after receiving a cross from Josh Goss. He also scored out of a free kick from eighteen yards out and provided an assist along with Chris Wehan on Sam Gleadle's game-winning goal.  New Mexico improves to 7-4-2 overall with a 1-3-0 mark in CUSA play. 
Skyler Milne - Junior - Midfielder - Utah Valley Milne who hails from Bluffdale, Utah made a place for himself in the Utah Valley record books when he netted the program's first hat trick in the proces of leading the Wolverines to a 3-2 win over San Jose State University. UV also played to a scoreless draw with CSU Bakersfield. Milne has scored six goals so far this year and contributed two assists. Utah Valley is 11-3-1 overall with a 4-1-1 mark in WAC play. 
Drew Morgan - Senior - Defender - Rutgers Morgan converted a header out of a corner kick with an assist from senior defender Mitch Lurie to help the Scarlet Knight secure a 2-0 win over Penn. Morgan also converted a header again served in by teammate Lurie in Rutger's 4-2 win over Northwestern in a Big Ten match. Morgan was also solid contributor on the defensive side of the ball. Rutgers has now won four straight to improve to 8-4-1 overall with a 3-3-0 mark in conference play.  
Tommy Gudmundsson - Soph. - Defender - Coastal Carolina  The Chanticleer centerback was a key part of a solid Coastal Carolina defensive effort that resulted in a 2-1 win over Campbell and a 1-0 win over Liberty in Big South Conference play. Gudmundsson also scored out of a corner kick to net the lone goal in Coastal's win over Liberty. The Chanticleers get back in the win column and improve to 9-1-1 with a 4-1-0 mark in Big South play. 
Sven Lissek - Senior - Goalkeeper - Furman   Lissek who is from Sewau, Germany was rock solid between the pipes to help Furman defeat ETSU 2-0 and tie old nemisis UNCG 0-0 in Southern Conference action. He has five saves in the win over ETSU and three saves including a game saving stop at point blank range in the contest with UNCG. Furman improves to 5-4-3 overall with a 4-1-1 mark in conference play to hold the top spot in Southern Conference play.  

 

College Soccer News National Team Of The Week - Week Ending October 11, 2015

George Campbell - Sophomore - Forward - Maryland Campbell, who hails from Baltimore, played a vital part in Maryland's 4-3 come from behind win over Penn State. His first goal in that contest came in the closing seconds of the first half out of a corner kick put in play by freshman Jorge Calix. Campbell also scored two unassisted goals in the second half to complete the hat trick and pave the way for a solid on the road Big Ten win for the Terps. Maryland also topped non-conference foe Villanova 2-0 earlier in the week and is now 6-3-3 overall with a 2-1-2 record in conference play. 
Jose Aguinaga - Sophomore - Forward - Rider Aguinaga and his Rider teammates had a productive week of play. Aguinaga converted a header after receiving a pass from Adrien Huss to score Rider's lone goal in their 1-1 tie with Monmouth. He also scored twice including the game-winning goal in overtime to lead the Broncs to a 3-2 come from behind win over Sienna. Rider improves to 7-4-1 overall with a 2-2-1 record in MAAC play. 
Mauro Cichero - Sophomore - Forward - SMU Cichero is among the reasons that SMU is playing so well this year. He contributed the insurance goal in SMU's 3-1 on the road win over Memphis and his header out of a free kick with an assist from Jared Rice proved to be the game-winning goal in the Mustang's 1-0 win over Connecticut. SMU improves to 9-2-2 with a 4-0-0 mark in American Athletic Confence play.  
NIck DePuy - Junior - Forward - UC Santa Barbara DePuy had another blockbuster week to earn back-to-back spots on the CSN National Team of the Week. This week he took advantage of a defensive miscue to intercept a pass and then utilized his speed off the dribble to create the angle he needed to place a shot into the far post from six yards out to help the Gauchos top UC Riverside 2-0. He also netted the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Gauchos the edge they needed to top C.S. Fullerton 2-1. UCSB improves to 9-3-1 overall with a 4-0-0 mark in Big West Conference play. 
Dominick Faletto - Freshman - Forward - Houston Baptist  Faletto and his HBU teammates had a productive weekend of play upsetting Seattle 3-1 and Utah Valley 2-1 in WAC play. Faletto contributed the assist on Marcelo Acuna's game-winner and scored out of a breakaway in the win over Seattle. He also found the back of the net in the vicory over Utah Valley. Houston Baptist improves to 6-6-0 with a 2-2-0 mark in conference play.  
Devyn Jambga - Sophomore - Forward - SIUE Jambga played a key role in two Cougar wins this week. He took advantage of a turnover around the top of the 18-yard box to net SIUE's first goal in their 2-1 win over a very competitive Butler team. He also skillfully weaved his way through two defenders and sent a shot into the far post in the Cougar's 2-1 win over Northwestern. Jambga has rippled the net a total of five times so far this year. The Cougars have reeled off three consecutive wins to improve to 7-3-1 with a 1-1-0 mark in MVC action. 
Napo Matsoso - Junior - Midfielder - Kentucky Matsoso helped make a lot of good things happen for the Wildcats in their 4-1 win over Evansville. He contributed an assist on the goals scored by teammates Kevin Barajas, Sam Miller, and Stefan Stojkovic. He also placed a shot into the upper right hand corner of the goal out of a free kick from thirty yards out. Kentucky has now won five straight contests to up their overall record to 7-2-1.  
Ivan Militar - Redshirt Senior - Midfielder - ODU Militar contributed an assist on defender David Macsicza's goal and made a nice move to create the space he needed to place a shot into the lower left corner of the frame after receiving a through ball from Jose Henriquez to help power Old Dominion past New Mexico 2-0 in a key CUSA contest. The Monarchs improve to 7-1-1 overall with a 3-0-1 record in conference play. 
Ian Svantesson - Senior - Defender - UAB Svantesson came up big for the Blazers in their 4-3 come from behind win over FIU. He scored UAB's first goal and also netted the game-winner in this CUSA contest. UAB picks up what looks to be a momentum and confidence building win and improves to 4-7-0 with a 1-2-0 record in conference play. UAB head coach Mike Getman stated, "Ian is a big time player. I thought tonight he was the man of the match, no question about it."
Liam Doyle - Senior - Defender - Ohio State

Doyle was a solid contributor on both sides of the ball for the Buckeyes. He contributed the assist on Austin Bergstrom's goal and assisted on Christian Soldat's game-winning goal in overtime in Ohio State's 2-1 win over Bowling Green in a non-conference contest. He also came up big for the Buckeyes when he converted a penalty kick in overtime to give Ohio State the edge they needed to top Indiana 1-0 in Bloomington in a key Big Ten match. After a slow start at the beginning of the season, the Buckeyes have rebounded to win five straight to improve to 6-4-2 overall with a 2-1-1 mark in conference play. 

Evan Mendez - Senior - Goalkeeper - Harvard  The veteran Harvard netminder from Ballston Spa, New York anchored a very solid Crimson defensive effort that resulted in a 1-0 shutout of New Hampshire and a 2-0 clean sheet over Ivy League foe Cornell. Mendez had four saves in each contest. He has now recorded three shutouts to date in 2015 with ten career shutouts under his belt. Harvard gains momentum and improves to 4-4-2 overall with a 2-0-0 mark to date in Ancient Eight action. 

 

College Soccer News National Team Of The Week - Week Ending October 4, 2015

Nick DePuy - Junior - Forward - UC Santa Barbara DePuy played a key role in two solid UCSB on the road wins in Big West Conference play. He scored after receiving a through ball from sophomore back Randy Mendoza to help the Gauchos top UC Irvine 3-1. He also converted a header off a cross served in by Andy Perez and netted the game-winner in overtime when he alertly placed a rebound into the back of the net from close range in UCSB's 2-1 win over CSUN. DePuy has scored ten times to date. The Gauchos improve to 7-3-1 with a 2-0-0 mark in conference play.  
Fabian Herbers - Junior - Forward - Creighton Herbers is the only player in the country with a goal or an assist in every one of his team's games this year. He drove a shot into the back of the frame out of a free kick from twenty-five yards out to net one of Creighton's four first half goals in their 4-0 win over Missouri State. He also scored the lone goal of the contest with assists from Ricardo Perez and Lucas Stauffer to lead the Bluejays past DePaul 1-0. Creighton is now 10-0-0 year to date. 
Christian Lawal - Sophomore - Forward - George Washington  Lawal helped George Washington open Atlantic 10 Conferece play with a 2-1 come from behind win over Davidson on the road. Lawal scored twice to lead the Colonial attack. HIs first goal was a drive from inside the box with an assist from Tobi Adewole. His second score and the game-winner came off a through ball played in by Koby Osei-Wusu. GW has won three of its last four contests to improve to 4-5-0 overall with a 1-0-0 mark in conference action. 
Adam Najem - Junior - Midfielder - Akron Najem took care of business this week converting a penalty kick to give Akron the edge they needed to prevail over Ohio State 1-0. He also scored in the 99th minute of play with an assist from teammate Tyler Sanda to lead the Zips past a gutsy UAB team 2-1. Akron has won three straight to improve to 7-2-1 overall.  
Vincent Mitchell - Senior - Midfielder - Butler Mitchell earns a repeat spot on the CSN National Team of the Week. HIs goal in the last minute of regulation gave the Bulldogs a 3-2 win over Evansville. He also made a nice move down the side and skillfully placed a shot into the bottom right corner of the goal to score what proved to be the game-winner in Butler's 2-0 victory over Providence in a Big East Conference contest. Mitchell has scored eight goals to date and is among the reasons why Butler is off to an impressive 6-0-3 start. 
Jack Harrison - Freshman - Midfielder - Wake Forest Harrison and his Wake Forest teammates traveled to Boston and came away with a decisive and impressive 5-0 win over a good Boston College team. Harrison scored from fifteen yards out and blasted a one-timer just below the crossbar after receiving a cross from senior defender Phillip Parker to play a key role in the attack. Wake Forest improves to 8-1-1 with a 3-0-1 mark in ACC play. 
Joe Swenson - Sophomore - Midfielder - Penn Swenson came up big for Penn as they began Ivy League play with a 2-0 win over Cornell. He netted his first goal at close range after receiving a pass from teammate Teddie Levenfiche. His second goal came after he finished a cross received from Luka Martinovic.  Penn also earned a win over Saint Joseph's to generate what they hope will be the momentum they need to generate more wins in Ivy League play.   
Marten Pajunurm - Sophomore - Defender - Longwood Pajunurm along with teammates Michael Durr, Alex Waite, and Chad Kozoyed were part of a tenacious Longwood backline that played very well in a 2-1 Big South Conference win over Campbell and a 2-0 non-conference victory over Portland. In addition, Pajunurm's shot from the center of the box into the lower right corner of the goal proved to be the game-winner in the win over Campbell. The Lancers improve to 5-3-0 with a 1-0-0 mark in conference play.  
Keegan Rosenberry - Senior - Defender - Georgetown Rosenberry was part of a stout Georgetown defensive effort and his left footed shot from inside the box in overtime was the difference maker in the Hoyas' 1-0 win over Xavier in a key Big East Conference matchup. Brandon Allen contributed the assist on Rosenberry's game-winning goal. Georgetown is unbeaten in their last seven contests and are now 6-2-2 overall with a 2-0-0 mark in conference play. 
Patrick Foss - Junior - Defender - Virginia In what was without a doubt one of the wildest finishes so far this year Foss netted two goals from long range out of free kicks to give Virginia the edge they needed to top Louisville 3-2. His first goal was a left footer out of a free kick from forty yards out that Foss placed just inside the far post. HIs game-winner was out of a free-kick from around sixty-five yards out in the 89th minute of play. Virginia ups their record to 6-1-2 with a 2-1-1 mark in ACC play. 
Austin Pack - Senior - Goalkeeper - Charlotte  Pack anchored a very solid Charlotte defensive effort that enabled the 49ers to shutout FIU despite the fact that FIU had a fifteen shot evening. Charlotte came away from Miami with a 1-0 win compliments of a goal scored by senior forward Kyle Parker. The shutout was Pack's third of the 2015 season and the 12th of his career.  Charlotte is now 3-3-2 overal and very much alive in the CUSA race with a 1-0-1 mark to date. 

College Soccer News National Team Of The Week - Week Ending September 27, 2015

Ethan Kutler - Junior - Forward - Colgate Kutler scored twice in the second half of play to help Colgate come from behind to top nationally ranked American and to pick up a big win in Patriot League play. He converted a penalty kick after being fouled in the box and netted the game-winning goal in the last minute of regulation when he gathered a loose ball and made a strong move off the dribble to maintain his footing before blasting a shot cleanly into the lower right side of the goal. Colgate ups their record to 4-2-1 with a 1-0-0 mark in league play. 
Ben Polk - Junior - Forward - Syracuse  Polk who transferred to Syracuse from Herkimer College posted a hat trick and assited on teammate Noah Rhynhart's goal to power the Orange past Pittsburgh 5-0. Polk's first score was a shot placed into the right corner of the goal after receiving a cross from Oyvind Alseth. His second score was a volley from within the box into the top right corner of the frame with an assist from Liam Callahan. His third shot was an unassisted left footer from within the box. Syracuse also topped Binghamton 3-1 to up their record to 5-2-1. 
Alejandro Garcia - Senior - Midfielder - Cincinnati Garcia scored from twelve yards out with an assist from Adam Wilson and utilized his left foot to net the game-winning goal from inside the box with a double assist from Jonny Williams and John Manga to give Cincinnati the edge they needed to upset Temple 2-1 in an American Athletic Conference contest. The Bearcats improve to 5-4-0 overall with a 1-0-0 mark in conference play. 
Danny Deakin - Junior - Midfielder - South Carolina No team in the country had a more productive week than South Carolina. Deakin scored two second half goals to help power the Gamecocks past previously undefeated Elon 3-1. His first goal was a beauty out of a free kick. His second score came from eight yards out after receiving a chip pass from teammate Kurtis Turner. South Carolina also topped New Mexico 2-1 in overtime with Jeffrey Torda netting the game winning goal in that one. The Gamecocks improve to 5-2-1.  
Zeiko Lewis - Junior - Midfielder - Boston College  Lewis took advantage of a turnover to score out of a breakaway and also scored from the top of the box to lead Boston College past Connecticut 3-1. He also assisted on teammate Trevor Davock's goal. He added another assist on Abe Bibas' goal out of a free kick in the Eagle's 4-1 ACC win over Virginia Tech. Boston College wins its third consecutive game to improve to 6-2-0. 
Sergio Camargo - Junior - Midfielder - Coastal Carolina  Camargo and his Coastal Carolina teammates continue to roll. Camargo, who hails from Cucuta, Columbia, took advantage of a defensive miscue to score on a breakaway and also drove the rebound of a missed shot into the back of the net to lead the Chanticleers in a 3-1 win over UAB. He also contributed an assist on one of teammate Bryce Follensbee's two goals in Coastal's 4-0 win over Gardner-Webb in a Big South contest. Coastal Carolina improves to 6-0-1.  
Vincent Mitchell - Senior - Midfielder - Butler Mitchell has scored six goals to date with five of them coming in Butler's last three contests. He scored twice to lead the Bulldogs past Villanova 3-0 in a Big East Conference match. His first goal was from six yards out after it was set up by a nice combination of passes with fellow Bulldog Eric Leonard. HIs second goal was a blast from ten yards out with an assist from A.R. Smith. Butler improves to 4-0-3. 
Colin Stripling - Junior - Midfielder - Monmouth Stripling scored twice out of free kicks in Monmouth's 4-1 win over Seton Hall. He also placed the rebound of teammate Danny Figarella's shot into the back of the net from eight yards out to help the Hawks secure a 2-0 on the road win over Canisius in a MAAC contest. Monmouth improves to 5-3-1 with a 1-0-0 mark in MAAC play. 
Kyle Bjornethun - Junior - Defender - Seattle  The Redhawks picked up two wins over ranked teams this week topping Washington 2-1 and Oregon State 2-1. Bjornethun scored two goals within a two minute span to enable Seattle to secure a come from behind win over Oregon State. The first came after a scramble within the box and the game-winner was a header after receiving a cross from Michael Roberts. Seattle improves to 7-2-0.
Cyril Coisne - Senior - Defender - St. Francis Brooklyn  Coisne was part of a stout Terrier defense and came through in the clutch by converting penalty kicks that proved to be the game-winning goals in a 2-0 win over the University of Rhode Island and a 1-0 victory over the University of Albany. St. Francis Brooklyn remains undefeated year to date with a 7-0-2 overall record.  
Nico Campbell - Junior - Goalkeeper - Valparaiso Campbell anchored a tenacious Crusader defensive effort that shutout Western Michigan 2-0 and Horizon League foe Cleveland State 1-0 to capture two solid wins. He had four save evening in the win over Western Michigan and two saves in the contest with Cleveland State. Valpo improves to 4-2-2.