National Team Of The Week

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. 

 

College Soccer News National Team Of The Week - Week Ending September 20, 2015

Jordan Morris - Junior - Forward - Stanford Morris and his teammates won their seventh straight contest to improve to 7-1-0. Morris converted a header out of a corner kick put in play by Corey Baird and Tomas Hillard-Acre scored twice to lead the Cardinal to a 3-1 victory over San Francisco. Morris was also at the center of the Stanford offense and scored the game-winning goal in overtime to help the Cardinal top a determined Davidson team 1-0. 
T.J. Casner - Senior - Forward - Clemson  Hold that Tiger. Clemson had a three win week to improve to 6-1-1. Casner who hails from Irving, California skillfully placed a shot into the lower right corner of the frame from twenty yards out of a free kick in the Tiger's 3-0 on the road win over in-state rival Furman. He also contributed the game-winning goal when he scored from eight yards out in Clemson's 2-1 win over ACC foe Duke. Casner concluded a solid week of play when he converted a penalty kick to help the Tigers top a good Brown team 3-1. Clemson improves to 6-1-1. 
Nicko Hansen - Junior - Forward - New Mexico   A solid combination of passes and a good run by Hansen resulted in Hansen being at the right place at the right time to score at close range to give the Lobos the edge they needed to top Missouri State 1-0. Hansen also made a nice play to create the space he needed to find the back of the net in New Mexico's 2-1 come from behind win over a very good American University team. The Lobo's pick up two quality wins to improve to 5-1-1.  
Gordon Wild - Freshman - Forward - USC Upstate Wild has been finding the back of the net on a consistent basis for USC Upstate. This week he scored twice out of free kicks and scored out of a corner kick to lead the Spartans to a 5-4 come from behind win over Winthrop. He also scored twice to lead USC Upstate to a 3-2 win over Gardner-Webb. Wild leads the NCAA in scoring to date with a total of twelve goals. The Spartans are 4-2-0. 
Jake Rozhansky - Sophomore - Midfielder - Virginia  Rozhansky netted Virginia's first goal in their 2-0 victory over James Madison when he scored out of a corner kick with a double assist from Patrick Foss and Edward Opoku. He also scored the lone goal from within the box in the Cavalier's 1-0 win over ACC foe N.C. State. The goal was set up by Nicko Corriveau when he flicked a ball backwards with his heel that Rozhansky cleanly drove into the far corner of the goal. The Cavaliers are gaining momentum and improve to 4-0-2. 
Jorge Gomez Sanchez - Junior - Midfielder - Temple  Gomez Sanchez and his teammates had a productive week of play. Gomez Sanchez and teammate Jordan Wix-Rauch forced a turnover and Gomez Sanchez took advantage of it to place a shot into the lower left side of the net to score what proved to be the game-winning goal in Temple's 2-1 win over Villanova. He also came up big for the Owls when he contributed a hat trick to lead them past Penn 3-0. Temple is now 6-0-1. 
Jose Carrera-Garcia - RS Sophomore - Midfielder - California  Carrera-Garcia contributed the assist on the goals scored by forwards Christian Thierjung and Paul Salcedo and defender Joshua Morton to play a key role in California's 3-0 win over Davidson. He also deftly curled a shot over a wall and into the near post out of a set piece from twenty yards and contributed a helper on one of Thierjung's two goals to help the Golden bears top San Francisco 3-1. California is 5-1-0. 
Daniel Grundei - Senior - Defender - Hofstra The center back and team captain was a big part of a solid Hofstra defensive effort and also alertly placed a shot into the back of the net from close range out of a corner kick with an assist from Rory Murphy to help the Pride top UNCW 2-1 in a key Colonial Athletic Association contest. Sophomore forward Meshack Eshun Addy tallied the game-winning goal for Hofstra. The Pride is 6-1-0 to date.  
Zach Galluzzo - Junior - Defender - Binghamton  Galluzzo was a force on both sides of the ball for the Bearcats in a 1-0 win over Cornell and a 2-1 win over Siena. He provided the assist on junior forward Alex Varkatza's game-winning goal in the contest with Cornell and scored both of Binghamton's goals out of corner kicks in their victory over Siena before an enthusiastic crowd of 1,065 fans at the Bearcats Sport Complex. Binghamton improves to 5-2-0.  
Colton Storm - Junior - Defender - North Carolina Storm knotted the score at 1-1 when he fired a shot into the far left post from fifteen yards out in North Carolina's 4-2 win over highly regarded Notre Dame at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill. He also contributed an assist on teammate Tucker Hume's goal with one second remaining in the first half and provided a helper on one of teammate Alan Winn's two goals. The Tar Heels secure a marquee win on national television and improve to 5-0-1. 
Mike Kirk - Senior - Goalkeeper - LaSalle  Kirk was solid between the pipes anchoring a stout Explorer defense that shoutout highly regarded UMBC 1-0. Sophomore Joe Hansen tallied the game-winning goal for LaSalle in that one. Kirk also had a solid six save evening in LaSalle's 2-1 win over Rider. Colman Kennedy netted the game-winning goal for the Explorers in that contest. LaSalle ups their record to 4-3-0. The Explorers have an important match coming up on Wednesday when they face a very good Temple team.  

College Soccer News National Team Of The Week - Week Ending September 13, 2015

Timmy Mueller - Sophomore - Forward - Oregon State Mueller and his Oregon State teammates took to the road and picked up two good wins. Mueller contriubuted the game-winning goal in Oregon State's 3-2 win over Duquesne when he converted the rebound of his own missed penalty kick in the 89th minute of play.  He also scored on a pair of headers to lead the Beavers past Cornell 2-0. Freshman defender C.J. Brill contributed the assist on both headers. 
Fabian Herbers - Junior - Forward - Creighton Herbers earns a spot on the College Soccer News National Team of the Week for the second time so far this year. The opportunistic Bluejay striker continues to make good things happen for the undefeated Bluejays. This week he netted what proved to be the game-winning goal in the closing minute of the first half of play to enable the Bluejays to secure a hard fought 1-0 on the road win against a good Michigan State team. 
Brandon Allen - Senior - Forward - Georgetown  Allen assisted on teammate Arun Basuljevic's goal and one of teammate Brett Campbell's two goals in Georgetown's 3-1 win over UCLA. He also scored the Hoyas first two goals in their 5-2 victory over Radford and contributed a helper on one of teammate Alex Muyl's two goals. Georgetown secures two wins to improve to 2-2-1.  
Jaiden Fortune - Freshman - Forward - Elon Fortune scored twice to help power Elon past Davidson 4-0 to improve to 5-0-0 for the first time in the history of the program. HIs first goal was from within the box after receiving a cross from midfielder Eduardo Alvarez. HIs second goal came from the right side of the box off a double assist from James Brace and Myles Mansfield. Elon has a big game coming up on Tuesday when they tangle with Wake Forest in Winston-Salem.  
Bradley Farias - Sophomore - Forward - Campbell Farias scored or assisted on five of Campbell's six goals in the Belmont Invitational. He contributed two goals including the game-winner and an assist in Campbell's 3-2 win over Lipscomb and the game-winning goal and an assist in their victory over Belmont. For his effort he was named the MVP of the Tournament. The wins improve the Fighting Camels to 2-3-0 to date.  
Norberto Ochoa - Redshirt Senior - Forward - UC Riverside Ochoa found the back of the net three times to power UC Riverside past San Francisco 3-0. He recorded just the second hat trick in the Division I history of UCR. His first goal was a dandy just inside the near post from 15 yards out. His second was a bullet from inside the box. His final goal of the evening was a drive to the far post. The Highlanders also came from behind to shock UCLA 2-1 in o.t.    
Christopher Mueller - Sophomore - Midfielder - Wisconsin  Mueller's first career goal at Wisconsin was a big one. With just one second remaining in double overtime, Mueller sent a blast from around the top of the box that found its way into the back of the net to give the Badgers a hard fought and dramatic 1-0 win over Rutgers on the road in their 2015 Big Ten opener. Sophomore forward Tom Barlow contributed the assist on Mueller's game-winning goal.  
Richie Laryea - Sophomore - Midfielder - Akron Laryea assisted on Adam Najem's goal and scored twice to help Akron top Maryand 3-2 in College Park. He also contributed an assist on both of teammate Sam Gainford's two goals in Akron's come from behind 3-2 win over Saint Louis. Akron picks up two huge marquee wins improve to 4-1-0. The Zips have another tough one coming up when they host in-state rival Ohio State on Wednesday.   
Ben Fisher - Freshman - Midfielder - UNCW Fisher lead a tenacious UNCW offense netting two goals in a 5-0 victory over South Carolina before 1,227 fans at the UNCW Soccer Stadium. His first score came less than two minutes into the first half from inside the box after receiving a cross from Colin Bonner. His second goal was a bullet into the back of the net from twenty yards out. The Seahawks have won four straight to improve to 4-0-1. 
Mark Habrowski - Junior - Defender - Notre Dame For the third consecutive week a Notre Dame player has earned a spot on the CSN National Team of the Week. Habrowski and fellow center back sophomore Patrick Berneski were at the heart of a stout Fighting Irish defensive effort that shutout a very good Clemson team 1-0 in the season opening ACC contest for both teams. Habrowski's header out of a corner kick with an assist from Evan Panken proved to be the game winning goal. Notre Dame improves to 4-0-1. 
Luke Reed - Sophomore - Defender - NIU Read's header to the back post out of a corner kick served in by teammate Nicolas Wandl propelled NIU to a 1-0 victory over FAU. Read's half-volley from inside the six-yard box set up by a long throw in from freshman Adrian Coardos in the 88th minute proved to be the difference maker in NIU's 1-0 win over Stetson. The Huskies who have been rock solid on the defensive side of the ball continue to find a way to gut out wins and improve to 3-1-0. 
Caleb Duvernay - Sophomore - Defender - NC State  Duvernay who is from Cary, North Carolina alertly placed the golden goal inside the left post from close range in the 109th minute of play to give the Wolfpack the edge they needed to secure a hard fought 2-1 come from behind win over Boston College in their ACC season opener. He also assisted on teammate sophomore forward Ade Taiwo's goal. The Wolfpack improve to 4-1-0 overall. 
Matt Bersano - Redshirt Senior - Goalkeeper - Penn State  Bersano anchored a bend but don't break Nittany Lion defense along with a solid backline that shutout Indiana University 1-0 in the Third Annual Mack Brady Game at University Park. The contest was also the Big Ten opener for both schools. Bersano's key save of a penalty kick early in the contest was a huge difference maker in the outcome of the game. Penn State improves to 3-1-1 overall.