National Team Of The Week

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.   

 

College Soccer News National Team Of The Week - Week Ending November 15, 2015

Brandon Allen - Senior - Forward - Georgetown Allen once again earns a spot on the College Soccer News National Team of the Week. He drove a shot into the upper left portion of the goal to give the Hoyas to edge they needed to top Xavier 1-0 in the semifinals of the Big East Conference Tournament. He also was at the right place at the right time to score at close range after receiving a pass from defender Kegan Rosenberry in Georgetown's 2-1 win in overtime against Creighton in the championship contest. Alex Muyl netted the game-winner for the Hoyas in overtime. Georgetown improves to 15-2-2 overall.   
Max Hasenstab - Junior - Forward - Winthrop Hasenstab produced a hat trick to lead Winthrop past Campbell 4-0 in the semifinals of the Big South Conference Tournament. He also was at the center of Winthrop's offense and converted the deciding penalty kick to help the Eagles prevail 3-2 in a penalty kick shootout over a very determined High Point University team in a contest that was scoreless at the end of regulation and ovetime. Rich Posipanko's Eagles secure their fifth Big South Tournament Title and earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament field for the sixth time. 
Ben Polk - Junior - Forward - Syracuse Polk scored out of a free kick from the top of the box with an assist from Louis Cross and placed a shot into the back of the net from eight yards out after receiving a cross from Noah Rhynhart to lead Syracuse past Clemson 2-0 in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament. Cross also netted the Orange's lone goal in their 1-0 win over Notre Dame in the championship contest. Syracuse secures two impressive on the road wins to improve to 13-5-3 overall. 
Elliott Otmani - Sophomore - Forward - Rider Otmani scored twice to lead the Broncs in a 3-2 win over Siena College in the semifinals of the MACC Tournament. He also contributed a goal in Rider's 3-2 win over Monmouth to win the MAAC Tournament Championship. For his effort he was named the Tournament MVP. The Broncs improve to 14-5-1 overall and earn the conference's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament. 
Helge Pietschmann - Senior - Forward - North Florida Pietschmann scored three goals in a six minute span to power the Ospreys past USC Upstate in the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship game. He also converted the game-winning goal in ovetime in their 2-1 win in the semifinals when he alertly converted a rebound of his own missed penatly kick. Pietschmann was named the MVP of the Tournament. The Ospreys dance their way into the NCAA Tourney for the first time in the history of the program. 
Brian Wright - Junior - Forward - Vermont Wright has been a force on the offensive side of the ball for the Catamounts since arriving on campus as a freshman. He scored in Vermont' 2-1 overtime win against UMBC in the semifinals of the America East Tournament. He also scored the lone goal of the contest after receiving a through ball from sophomore forward Jaime Miralles to give the Catamounts all the scoring they would need to top Binghamton 1-0 to win the America East Championship before a record setting crowd of 1,913 fans at Virtue Field. 
Joseph Holland - Junior - Midfielder - Hofstra Holland scored and contributed an assist in the Pride's 2-0 win over James Madison in the CAA Tourney semifinal match. He also scored a picture perfect goal out of a free kick from eighteen yards out with seconds remaining in the first half of play to add the insurance goal in Hofstra's 2-0 win over Delaware in the tournament final. Holland was named the Tournament's Most Outstading Player. The Pride gets back on track to improve to 13-7-0. 
Daniel Gonzalez - Senior - Midfielder - FIU Gonzalez and his FIU teammates had a productive week of play. Gonzalez contributed a goal and an assist in FIU's 4-2 quarterfinal win over ODU in the CUSA Tournament. He also controlled the rebound of his own missed penalty kick and sent it back into the net to score the lone goal in the Panther's 1-0 win over Kentucky in the tourney semifinals. Gonzalez also contributed the helper on teammate Patrick Lopez's game-winning header in FIU's 1-0 victory over Marshall in the championship game. The Panthers have momentum and improve to 12-6-1.  
Matt Dudley - Senior - Midfielder - Oakland Dudley contributed the assist out of a corner kick on teammate Matt Rickard's game-winning goal in overtime in Oakland's 1-0 win the the semifinals of the Horizon League Tournament. The Golden Grizzlie captain also sent a beautiful bending ball into the lower left corner of the goal out of a free kick from twenty-five yards out to give Oakland the edge they needed to defeat a very competitive Wright State team 1-0 in the championship game. Oakland improves to 10-8-1and secures their second consecutive Horizon League title. 
Jamie Luchini - Senior - Midfielder - Lehigh Luchni scored twice to help power number four seeded Lehigh to a 2-1 win over American University in the championship contest of the Patriot League Tournament. He also converted a header after receiving a well played and timed cross from sophomore forward Doyle Tuvesson in Lehigh's 2-0 win over number one seed Colgate in the tournament semifinals. Dean Koski's Mountain Hawks improve to 13-5-3 overall and punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006.  
Bradley Bourgeois - Senior - Defender - Tulsa Bradley is a four year starter who has been a key ingredient in Tulsa's backline since arriving on camput from Cypress, Texas. He converted a header in Tulsa's 2-2 tie with SMU in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament in which Tulsa advanced by prevailing in a penalty kick shootout. He has was solid on the defensive side of the ball in Tulsa's 1-1 tie with Connecticut in the championship contest which was ultimately determined in the Golden Hurricane's favor when they prevailed once again in a penalty kick shootout. Tulsa is now 7-6-6 overall.  
Cody Niedermeier - RS Junior - Goalkeeper - Maryland A lot of goalkeepers came up big in their conferenc tournaments but none any more so than Niedermeier who saved the final four penalty kick attempts by the Hoosiers as Maryland advanced past Indiana 3-2 in a penalty kick shootout in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament after the contests was tied 1-1. He also anchored a solid Terps defense that shutout Ohio State 2-0 in the championship game. Maryland has now won four consecutive conference tournaments and will enter the NCAA Tournament with a 10-5-5 overall record. 

 

College Soccer News National Team Of The Week - Week Ending November 8, 2015

Kyle Parker - Senior - Forward - Charlotte Parker has now found the back of the net twelve times this year including a school-record eight consecutive contests. He converted a header in the second half of play off an assist from Callum Montgomery to jump start the 49er attack in a 3-1 win over UNCW. He also scored what proved to be the game-winning goal with a double assist from Brandt Bronico and Harrison Steadman in Charlotte's 3-0 on the road win in CUSA play over UAB. Charlotte is now 10-5-2 overall with a 6-1-1 mark in conference play.   
David Olsen - Sophomore - Forward - Seattle Olsen continues to light up the back of the net on a regular basis for the Redhawks and earns another spot on the College Soccer News National Team of the Week. He had a two goal evening to lead Seattle to a 2-0 win over a good Utah Valley play in a WAC contest. His first goal came in the final minute of the first half when he decisively placed a header into the right corner of the goal. His second goal was a deft one-timer from inside the box that he slotted just inside the right post. Junior defender Sam Langston contributed the helper on both goals. Seattle improves to 16-3-0 with a 9-1-0 mark in WAC action. 
Eryk Williamson - Freshman - Forward - Maryland  Wiliamson was part of what looked to be a supercharged Maryland attack when he found the backof the net twice to lead the Terps to a 3-1 win over Big Ten opponent Rutgers in their final regular season contest of the year. He also converted a header in Maryland's 5-2 win over Michigan in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament. The Terps improved to 9-5-4 overall and move forward to face Indiana in Bloomington on Friday in what looks to be an exciting semi-final match in the Big Ten Tournament. 
David Goldsmith - Junior - Forward - Butler  Goldsmith utilized his left foot to drive a ball into the back of the net in Butler's 3-0 win over Xavier in their final 2015 regular season contest. He also netted both of Butler's goals in their 2-2 tie with Providence in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament. Goldsmith has scored a total of eleven goals this year. Providence advanced past Butler by virtue of a penalty kick shootout and will face Georgetown in the Big East Tournament semifinals. Paul Snape's Butler squad is now 10-4-4 overall. 
Guillermo Delgado - Junior - Midfielder - Delaware Delgado and his Blue Hen teammates are undefeated in their last seven contests and appear to be gaining momemtum. Delgado scored from eight yards out off a double assist from Nick DiRienzo and Thomas de Villardi and added the insurance goal form twelve yards out with an assist from Daniel Laguna to help Delaware defeat UNCW 3-1 in the CAA Tournament. They now advance to face Elon on Friday in a semi-final match. The Blue Hens improve to 10-6-3. 
Jackson Yueill - Freshman - Midfielder - UCLA  The highly regarded Bruin newcomer controlled a loose ball at the edge of the box and skillfully created the space and angle he needed to send a shot into the far side post netting in UCLA's 4-1 win over Oregon State. Yueill also scored twice to help the Bruins secure a solid 2-1 victory over Washington to improve to 10-7-1 overall with a 5-3-1 record in Pac-12 play. 
Leon Schwarzer - Sophomore - Midfielder - USC Upstate Schwarzer played a key role for the Spartans in two big Atlantic Sun Conference tournament wins to send USC Upstate to the championship match on Saturday against North Florida. He scored twice including the game-winning goal in overtime in USC Upstate's 3-2 first round win over Jacksonville. He also assited on Gordon Wilds goal and contributed a goal to send the contest into overtime in the Spartan's 4-3 upset win over FGCU. Teammate Michelangelo Dovidio produced the golden goal for the Spartans in that win. USC Upstate improves to 7-6-1 overall.  
Garrett Heine - Junior - Midfielder - George Washington  Heine has been a difference maker and impact player on the offensive side of the ball for the Colonials all season. He netted his team best ninth goal in the 101st minute of play when he converted a penalty kick after being fouled in the box to give GW the edge they needed to top Saint Louis on the road in an Atlantic 10 Conference contest. George Washington improves to 10-7-0 overall with a 6-2-0 mark in conference play to claim their first A-10 regular season title since the 2011 campaign.   
Kyle Culbertson - Senior - Midfielder - Ohio State  Culbertson scored twice to lead the Buckeyes past Michigan 3-1 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium to claim the Big Ten Regular Season title before a crowd of 3,448 fans. He also netted the Buckeyes's lone goal in overtime with an assist from Austin Bergstrom to propel Ohio State past Penn State in a Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal match.  The Buckeyes look to have momentum as they improve to 12-5-2 overall record and will host Rutgers in a Big Ten Tournament semifinal match on Friday. 
Brandon Aubrey - Junior - Defender - Notre Dame The Irish defender from Plano, Texas decisively drove a header into the back of the net out of a corner kick served in by Patrick Hodan during the 87th minute of play to give Notre Dame the edge they needed to top Virginia 1-0 in quarterfinal action in the ACC Tournament. The goal was Aubrey's third of the year. The Irish improve to 10-3-5 overall and advance to face highly regarded Wake Forest on Wednesday night at Spry Stadium in Winston-Salem in what should be a dandy college soccer contest. 
Nick Wysong - Senior - Defender - Western Michigan Wysong has been an impact player and key contributor on both sides of the ball for the Broncos who topped non-conference foe Bradley 1-0 and MAC opponent Buffalo 1-0 this week to improve to 11-3-4 with a 3-1-1 mark in conference play. Wysong sent a shot just inside the right post out of a free kick in the win over Bradley and was part of a tenacious Western Michigan defense that has posted twelve shutouts so far this year. Senior Sean Conerty netted the game-winner for the Broncos in the win over Buffalo. RS sophomore Drew Shepherd notched the shutout in goal against Bradley and senior netminder Chase Rau secured the clean sheet in the contest with Buffalo.  
Wade Hamilton - Senior - Goalkeeper - Cal Poly   The senior netminder from Murrieta, California continues to come up big in goal for the Mustangs. This week he recorded his eighth clean sheet of the season to date and his eighteenth career shutout with a seven save effort to help Cal Poly top UC Irvine 1-0. Junior forward Justin Dhillon netted the lone goal for the Mustangs who secured their first ever win in Big West Conference Tournament play to advance to face Cal State Fullerton in a semifinal match on Wednesday. Hamilton's play between the pipes is one of the key reasons behind Cal Poly's effectiveness this year. The Mustangs are now 11-3-5 overall with a 5-1-4 mark in Big West play.