National Team Of The Week

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending October 28, 2018

The College Soccer News National Team of the Week recognizes individuals across the country who played a key role in the success that their team enjoyed during the week.  

Daniel Trejo

Sophomore

Forward

CSUN

Trejo is a difference maker. He played a part in both goals in CSUN's 2-0 win over UC Irvine.  He served in a cross that deflected off an Anteater defender into the goal and added the insurance tally off a nice give and go with teammate Michael Flores. The Matadors secure the number four seed in the Big West Conference Tournament.    

Nico Brown

Junior

Forward 

Loyola Maryland

Brown helped the Greyhounds secure Patriot League wins over American University 4-1 and Lehigh 1-0.  He drove a shot into the net from the top corner of the box in the win over American and netted the lone goal of the evening after receiving a cross from Brian Saramago in the win over Lehigh. The Greyhounds are 11-3-1 with a 6-1-1 mark in conference play. 

Thibault Candia

Junior

Forward

UCSB 

Candia played a key role in both of UCSB's goals in their 2-0 win over Cal Poly before a crowd of 7,318 fans at Harder Stadium.  He set up the goals scored by teammates Sahid Conteh and Kaya Fabbretti with perfectly played and timed services into the box. UCSB improves to 10-6-1 with a 4-2-1 mark in Big West Conference action. 

Don Tchilao

Senior

Forward

Oregon State

 

Tchilao converted a penalty kick to give Oregon State the edge they needed to top San Diego State 1-0.  He also scored the game-winning goal in overtime and contributed two assists in Oregon State's 4-3 win over UCLA.  The Beavers improve to 10-4-3 with a 6-2-1 mark in Pac-12 play.  

JJ Williams 

Junior

Forward 

Kentucky

Williams continues to come up big for the Wildcats. He converted a header in Kentucky's 4-0 win over Evansville.  He also scored in the eighty-eighth minute of play to enable the Wildcats to slip past FAU 2-1 on the road in a CSUA match.  Kentucky improves to 14-1-1 with a 6-1-0 mark in conference play.  

Joel Rydstrand

Senior

Midfielder

Creighton 

Rydstrand assisted on the goals scored by Ziyad Fares and Sven Koenig in Creighton's 2-1 win over Marquette.  He also provided the helper on Bryce Gibson's game-winning goal in Creighton's 2-1 win over DePaul.  The Bluejays improve to 11-3-2 with a 7-0-1 mark in Big East play. 

Joey Piatczyc

RS Senior

Midfielder 

West Virginia 

Piatczyc is a playmaker. He scored out of a free-kick to give West Virginia the edge they needed to top Pitt 2-1. He also scored the game-winning goal in the final minutes of regulation to enable the Mountaineers to come from behind to top Bowling Green 3-2 to claim the number one seed in the upcoming MAC Tournament. 

Carlos Clark

Senior 

Midfielder 

Albany 

Clark helped Albany secure solid wins over Cornell 1-0 and UMBC 2-0.  He scored the game-winning goal with an assist from Nico Solabarrieta in the win over Cornell and contributed a helper on teammate Kaio DaSilva's gola in the win over UMBC. 

 

Jordan Barbara

Sophomore

Midfielder

Presbyterian 

 

 

Barbara sent a shot into the top left corner from the top of the box and found the back of the net with an assist from teammate Plamen Mangarov to help power Presbyterian College past Appalachian State 2-0.  He also converted a penalty kick to help the Blue Hose top Gardner-Webb 2-0 in a Big South Conference match to improve to 5-2-0 in league play.  

Andrew Burnikel

RS Junior

Defender 

Clemson

Burnikel contributed the assist on Robbie Robinson's goal in Clemson's 3-2 win over Syracuse.  He also converted a header with an assist from Adrian Nunez and was part of a very tough Clemson defense that shutout Norh Carolina  State 3-0.  Clemson secures two very impressives wins in ACC play. 

Gonzalo Talavera

Sophomore

Defender

Georgia Southern 

Talavera was part of a solid Georgia Southern defense that held Appalachian State to just five shots on goal in a 1-0 shoutout win.  He also provided the lone goal of the contest when he drove a shot into the upper right corner of the frame with six seconds  remaining in regulation. The Eagles are 6-5-3  with a 2-0-1 mark in the Sun Belt play. 

Philip Ponder

Junior

Defender

SMU

Ponder, who hails from Denton, Texas, was part of a rock solid SMU defense that shutout Connecticut 2-0 on the road.  He also contributed a goal in the win. SMU improves to 8-4-2 overall with a 4-1-1 mark in American Athletic Conference play.  

Elliot Panicco

RS Junior

Goalkeeper

Charlotte

Panicco anchored a tenacious Charlotte defense that recorded shutouts over USC Upstate 3-0 and UIC 4-0.  Panicco had an eight save week for a 49ers defense that has only allowed a total of only seven goals and has not allowed a goal at home all season. Charlotte improves to 10-3-1 overall with a 4-2-0 mark in CUSA action.  

 

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending October 21, 2018

College Soccer News' National Team of the Week recognizes key individual performers who played a key role in the success that their team enjoyed during the week.  

Austin Dewing

Senior

Forward

Air Force

Dewing utilized his quickness and touch on the ball to score twice in Air Force's 4-0 win over San Jose State.  He also deposited a one-timer into the back right post with an assist from teammate  Tucker Bone in Air Force's 2-1 win over Seattle University.  The Falcons are 14-2-0 overall with a 7-1 mark in WAC action. 

Yazeed Matthews

Senior

Forward 

Coastal Carolina

Matthews scored from within the box to give Coastal Carolina the edge they needed to top Clemson 1-0 on the road.  Matthews also scored twice with Tyrone Mondi assisting in CCU's 2-1 win over Howard in a Sun Belt Conference match.  The Chanticleers improve to 7-4-1 with a 1-1 mark in Sun Belt action.   

Abdou Mbacke Thiam

Senior

Forward

Connecticut

Mbacke Thiam had another productive week of play.  He scored and assisted on Josh Burnett's goal in UConn's 3-2 win over Boston College.  He followed that up with a two-goal evening to lead the Huskies past Temple 2-1. Connecticut improves to 9-2-2. 

Cal Jennings

Junior

Forward

UCF

Jennings netted his third hat trick of the year to lead UCF past FGCU 5-1.  He also drove a shot into the net after alertly incepting a pass to help UCF secure a 2-1 win over South Florida.  UCF improves to 10-2-2 overall with a 3-1-1 mark in AAC play. 

Kristo Strickler

Sophomore

Forward

Virginia Tech

Strickler scored and assisted on teammate Brendan Moyers' goal in Virginia Tech's 4-0 win over in-state foe William and Mary.  He also found the back net twice and contributed a helper in Virginia Tech's 5-2 come from behind win over Notre Dame.  The Hokies improve to 9-4-2 overall with a 3-3-1 mark in ACC action. 

Logan Paynter

Redshirt Senior

Forward

Lipscomb

Paynter was a key factor in two key Lipscomb victories.  He assisted on teammate John Wynia's goal and scored to help the Bisons upset Louisville 3-2.  He also scored and added the helper on teammate Daniel Zapata's game-winner in Lipscombs 2-1 win over NJIT in an ASUN contest. 

Luka Prpa

Junior 

Midfielder 

Marquette

Prpa scored out of a set piece and sent the rebound of his own shot into the back of the net to play a key role in Marquette's 2-1 come from behind win ove Xavier in a Big East Conference contest.  The Golden Eagles improve to 5-7-1 with a 3-2-1 record in conference play.  

Jack Skahan

Junior

Midfielder 

North Carolina

Skahan's hat trick powered the Tar Heels past Winthrop 4-0.  He also scored from twenty-two yards out with a helper from Giovanni Montesdeoca to play a role in North Carolina's 2-0 win over Boston College in an ACC match.  The Tar Heels are 11-2-1 with a 5-1-0 mark in conference play. 

Noah Mehta

Senior

Midfielder

Duquesne

Mehta was a differnece maker for Duquesne.  He headed in a cross served in by Zach Hall and drove a shot into the back of the net after receiving a pass from Olav Hovstad to help propel the Dukes past Rhode Island 3-1.  The win was Duquesne's first ever over a  ranked opponent.   

Kalil Elmedkhar

Junior 

Midfielder

Kentucky

Elmedkhar slotted a shot into the lower right corner of the net with an assist from Sam Stockton in Kentucky's 3-0 win over Ohio State.  He also scored twice and contributed an assist in Kentucky's win over New Mexico in a CUSA contest.  The Wildcats improve to 12-1-1 with a 5-1-0 mark in conference play.  

Niko Klosterhalfen

Senior

Midfielder

Old Dominion

Klosterhalfen drove a header into the right corner of the net and scored from inside the box after receiving a pass from Max Wilschrey to help the Monarchs come from two goals down to top Campbell 3-2.  He also contributed an assist on one of teammate Kostas Mylonas' two goals in ODU's 2-0 win over UAB.  A hot ODU squad  improves to 9-3-2 with a 5-1-0 mark in CUSA play.  

Jesus Partida

Sophomore

Midfielder 

UNLV 

Partida produced two game-winning goals for UNLV.  He secured a clearance out of a corner kick and sent it into the far left post to give UNLV the edge they needed to top UMKC 1-0.  He also netted the game-winning goal from eighteen yeards out in UNLV's 1-0 win victory over Houston Baptist.  UNLV moves to 9-7-1 overall. 

Alex Cover

Freshman

Defender

Oregon State

Cover's first career goal  was a big one. He controlled and sent teammate Loke Strenov's missed shot into the back of the net in the ninty-second minute of play to give  Oregon State a 1-0 win over California on the road in Pac-12 play. The Beavers also tied Stanford 2-2 on the road. Oregon State improves to 8-4-3 and 4-2-1 in Pac-12 action.  

Steven Tekesky

Sophomore

Goalkeeper

West Virginia

Tekesky made the big stops that he needed to make to provide his team the opporutinty to win.  His nine save evening enabled the Mountaineers to weather a difficult first half and to take conrol in the second stanza to secure a 5-1 win over SIUE in a key Mid-American Conference game.  West Virginia improves to 10-5-0 with a 3-0-0 mark in MAC play. 

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending October 14, 2018

The College Soccer News National Team of the Week reflects key individual performers and difference makers who played a key role in the success that their team achieved during the week.    

Gloire Amanda

Forward 

Oregon State

The freshman netted the lone goal with an assist from fellow freshman Sofiane Djeffal in Oregon State's 1-0 win over Stanford.  He also drove a shot into the back of the frame from the right side of the box with Djeffal again providing the helper in the Beavers' 2-1 win over California.

Daryl Dike

Forward 

Virginia 

The freshman from Edmon, Oklahoma sent an attempted clearance back into the frame and placed a shot into the far post to help Virginia top Denver 3-0. He also contributed a goal in Virginia's 4-1 on the road win over Clemson.  Virginia improves to 8-1-2 overall.  

Phillip Goodrum

Forward  

UNCW

The junior from Charlotte, North Carolina had a three goal week.  He scored from within the box after receiving a cross from Cesar Cruz and hit the back of the net from the top of the eighteen to power the Seahawks past Elon 2-0. He also scored in UNCW's 5-0 thumping of Belmont.  The  Seahawks are 10-2-1. 

David Loera

Forward

N.C. State

The Wolfpack sophomore from Orlando, Florida alertly scored from within the box in N.C. State's 2-0 win over Longwood.  He also made a nice move off the dribble to create the angle and space he needed to place a shot into the left post from fifteen yards out to give N.C. State the edge they needed to top UNC 1-0.  

Nico Solabarrieta

Forward

Albany 

The senior scored four goals in the second half of play to lead Allbany to a 6-2 win over American.  He also converted a penalty kick to open the scoring for the Great Danes in their 3-1 win over Vermont.  Solabarrieta has nine goals and three assists so far this season. .  

Manuel Ferriol

Midfielder 

James Madison

The junior came through in the clutch for the Dukes converting the game-winning goal on a penalty kick in JMU's 1-0 win over William and Mary in CAA play. He also added the insurance goal in JMU's 2-0 victory over Hofstra in CAA action.  The Dukes are 8-3-2 overall with a 6-1-0 mark in conference play.  

Charlie Maciejewski

Midfielder 

Bowling Green 

The junior linkman came through with two magical game-winners  for the Falcons. He made a nice move to create the space he needed to send a blast into the back of the frame from ten yards out with three clicks remaining in o.t. to  give BGSU a 3-2 win over IUPUI. He also converted a header in extra time to propel the Falcons past NIU 2-1. 

Lucca Lacerda

Midfielder 

Valparaiso 

Lacerda, a senior, scored the game-winner out of a free kick from outside the box and contributed the assist on teammate Akeem Bradford's goal in Valpo's 2-1 win over Eastern Illinois. He also scored from fifteen and thirty-five yards out to play a key role in Valpo's 2-0 on the road win over Bradley in MVC play. 

Grant Stoneman

Midfielder

Loyola Chicago

The redshirt senior added stability, composure, and toughness as part of a solid Rambler defense that shutout Xavier 1-0 and MVC foe Missouri State 1-0. Loyola Chicago secures two impressive wins to improve to 6-4-2 overall with a 2-0-2 mark in conference play. 

Dylan Greenberg

Defender

Connecticut

The redshirt senior has been an integral part of the UConn defense since arriving on campus in 2014.  He was was a key part of a tenacious Connecticut defense that contained a high powered UCF attack in a scoreless American Athletic Conference Contest. The Huskies are 7-2-2 overall with a 2-0-2 mark in conference play. 

Andrew Gutman

Defender 

Indiana 

The senior back drove a header into the net served in out of a corner kick by Austin Panchot and scored from close range with eighteen seconds remaining in regulation to give Indiana the edge they needed to top Maryland 2-1 in a Big Ten matchup. The Hoosiers up their record to 11-2-0 with a 5-0-0 mark in conference play. 

Dani Marks

Defender

Penn State

The redshirt senior team captain was part of a Nittany Lion defense that shutout nonconference foe Stony Brook 3-0 and defeated Wisconsin 1-0 in a Big Ten contest.  He also contributed an assist on Jeremy Rafanello's game-winner in the contest with Wisconsin. 

Joel Sundell

Goalkeeper

Wright State

The junior netminder had an impressive seven save week  while anchoring a solid Wright State defense that shutout West Virginia 3-0 and Oakland 2-0.  The Raiders improve to 10-1-2 overall with a 4-0-1 mark in Horizon League play. 

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending October 7, 2018

The College Soccer News Team of the Week Reflects Key Performers And Difference Makers Who Had A Positive Impact On The Success Of Their Team.    

Lachlan McLean

SIUE 

The junior striker scored from six yards out with two minutes remaining to give SIUE the edge they needed to top IUPUI.  He also scored twice in the Cougar's  3-2 win over NIU. SIUE is 8-1-2 with a 1-0 mark in MAC play.

Charles Touche

Cornell

The sophomore forward scored three times to power the Big Red attack past Harvard 4-2. Cornell has won five straight to up their record to 8-2-0 with a 2-0-0 mark in Ivy League play. 

Thomas Ueland

Notre Dame

The senior forward was a catalyst in Notre Dame's 3-0 win over Northwestern and  2-1 win over Louisville.  He contributed an assist in the win over the Wildcats and drove a shot into the far post in the win over Louisville.  

Cal Jennings

UCF

The junior forward from Roswell, Georgia had a four goal and one assist week.  He scored twice and added a helper in UCF's win over Jacksonville and placed two shot into the back of the frame in UCF's 4-3 win over Tulsa.  UCF is 8-2-1. 

Jake Rudel

Saint Mary's 

The junior striker curled a shot into the back of the frame from outside the box and sent a header into the net in Saint Mary's 4-0 win over Pacific in a West Coast Conference constest.  The Gaels are a perfect 12-0-0.  

Derek MacKinnon

Saint Joseph

The senior midfielder netted the equalizing goal in Saint Joseph's 2-2 tie with LaSalle. He also added a key goal with a double assist from Alvin Dahn and Daniel Morales in the Hawk's 3-2 win over Fordham.  SJU improves to 7-3-2. 

Niko Klosterhalfen

Old Dominion

The senior midfieder scored twice including the game-winner in overtime to power ODU past William and Mary 3-2.  He also scored in the Monarch's 4-1 win over FAU.  ODU is 7-3-1 with a 4-1-0 mark in CUSA play.  

Tanner Beason 

Stanford 

The redshirt junior defender continues to be a difference maker for the Cardinal. Beason  converted a penalty kick and drove a header into the net out of a corner kick in Stanford's 4-2 win over California. Stanford is 6-1-3 overall.  

Josh Bauer

New Hampshire

The sophomore back placed a shot into the right corner of the net in New Hampshire's 1-0 win over Harvard and was part of a stout Wildcat defense that shutout Albany 1-0 to improve to 8-2-1.  

Matthias Frick Duke 

 

The sophomore defender made an impact on both sides of the ball.  He converted a header out of a free kick and was a key part of a defense that shutout Virginia 2-0. Duke improves to 6-3-1.  

Hendrik Hilpert Syracuse

The senior netminder anchored an Orange defense that contained  Akron 3-1 and shutout number one ranked Wake Forest 2-0. Hilpert had an eight save week including a highlight reel stop in the win over the Deacons. Syracuse improves to 4-4-1.