Awards

Awards

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending October 13, 2019

The College Soccer News National Team of the Week reflects top individual performers coast to coast who played a key role in the success that their teams enjoyed during the week. 

Miguel Berry

Senior

Forward 

San Diego 

Berry is among the reasons why San Diego is off to a 9-1-1 start. Berry scored twice despite being a tightly marked man and contributed a helper on teammate Alex Churness' goal in San Diego's 4-0 win over San Francisco in a WCC match. Berry has scored ten goals so far this year. 

Achara

Senior

Forward

Georgetown

Achara is a difference maker. He returned from injury to score Georgetown's first goal in their 2-0 win over Lehigh and scored twice to help power the Hoyas past Seton Hall 2-0 in a Big East Conference contest. Georgetown improves to 9-1-1 with a 3-0-1 mark in league play.  

 

Austin DaSilva

Sophomore

Forward

Albany 

 

DaSilva had a productive week of play scoring twice to help power the Great Danes past Hofstra 4-1 and twice to lead Albany to a 2-0 win over UMass Lowell in an America East Conference game. DaSilva is an impact player who has scored a total of ten times this year. Albany is 6-4-1 overall with a 2-1-0 mark in America East play.  

Thibaut Jacquel

Junior 

Forward

Campbell

 

Jacquel continues to come up big for Campbell. He converted a header after receiving a cross from Dylan Sadler in Campbell's 3-1 come from behind win over Winthrop and contributed three goals and two helpers in Campbell's 6-2 thumping of Presbyterian. Jacquel has scored a total of thirteen times for the Camels who are 10-2-1 overall and 4-0-0 mark in Big South Conference play. 

Liam Butts

Freshman

Forward

Penn State

The Nittany Lion freshman from Lawrenceville, Georgia gave Penn State the edge they needed to top Northwestern 3-2 in overtime. He found the upper right corner of the goal in regulation after making a strong move in the box to create the space he needed to score. He also alertly sent a rebound into the back of the frame in overtime.  

Rodney Michael

Junior

Forward 

UCSB 

Michael is a playmaker. He assisted on teammate Ballard McBride Finn's goal and scored after receiving a through ball from Thibault Candia in UCSB's 2-0 win over Sacramento State.  He also scored and contributed an assist in the Gauchos 5-0 thumping of Cal State Fullerton. UCSB is unbeaten in its last ten contests and is now 9-2-2 overall.  

Ryan Raposo

Sophomore

Midfielder

Syracuse

Raposo displayed a variety of skills to create the space he needed to score three times including the game-winner with less than three minutes remaining in regulation to help Syracuse upset North Carolina 4-3  in Chapel Hill. The Orange scored three times in the last twenty minutes of regulation to secure the win and improve to 4-3-4 overall.   

Mohamed Conde

Senior

Midfielder 

FIU 

Conde assisted on the two goals scored by teammate Xavi Olmos Ferris in FIU's 3-2 win in overtime against in-state foe FGCU. He also contributed the game-winner from inside the box in the closing minutes of regulation to give FIU the edge they needed to top Kentucky 2-1 in Lexington. FIU improves to 9-0-3 with a perfect 4-0-0 mark in CUSA play. 

Nick Benjamin

Sophomore

Defender 

Hartford

Benjamin scored out of a corner kick in the 89th minute of play to enable Hartford to tie St. Joseph's 2-2. He also drove a shot into the lower left corner of the goal in the 85th minute of play to give the Hawks a 1-0 win over Stony Brook.  The Hawks are unbeaten in their last ten contests to improve to 7-2-3. .   

Illal Osmanu

Senior

Defender 

Marshall 

Osmanu was an integral part of a Marshall backline that held a very good Charlotte team to two shots on goal on the road in a scoreless CUSA contest. The Herd is undefeated in their last five contests and has recorded three consecutive shutouts. 

Alejandro Saez

Junior

Defender 

UNCW 

Saez scored twice in UNCW's 2-0 win over Old Dominion and was part of a stout Seahawk defense that shutout the College of Charleston 1-0 in a CAA game. The Seahawks have won three in a row to improve to 7-4-1 with a 4-0-1 mark in CAA play. 

Patrick Schulte

Freshman

Goalkeeper

Saint Louis

Schulte was sharp between the pipes for the Billikens making three saves in their  2-0 win over George Mason at Hermann Stadium and four saves in Saint Louis' 2-0 on the road win over LaSalle. Saint Louis has now won five straight contests to up their overall record to 8-3-0 with a 5-0-0 mark in Atlantic 10 play. 

 

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending October 6, 2019

The College Soccer News National Team of the Week recognizes individual performers on both sides of the ball from coast to coast who had a significant impact on the success that their teams enjoyed during the week.  

Rene White

RS Junior

Forward

NJIT

White continutes to be a force on the offensive side of the ball for NJIT. He scored twice in NJIT's 2-2 tie with LaSalle and twice in the Highlanders 5-0 win over VMI. White has scored eleven times this year to become NJIT's Division I All-Ttime scoring leader with twenty-eight career goals. The Highlanders improve to 4-3-4.   

Stefan Sigurdarson

Freshman

Forward

Boston College

 

Sigurdarson scored twice to help power the Eagles past Wake Forest 2-0. He made a nice move down the right side of the field and drove a shot into the far post from twelve yards out and scored from eight yards out after receiving a pass from teammate Mike Suski. Boston College improves to 6-2-2 with a 1-2-1 mark in ACC play. 

Ryan Goldsmith

Senior

Forward

CSU Bakersfield

Goldsmith came through in the clutch for the Roadrunners producing the game-winners in their 1-0 win over UNLV and their 2-1 win over Grand Canyon in WAC contests.  Bakersfield improves to 3-6-0 overall with a 2-1 mark in WAC play.   

Blake Bodily

Junior 

Midfielder 

Washington

Bodily played a key role in two impressive Washington wins. He pushed the ball down the right side and sent a cross to the far post which teammate Lucas Meek decisively headed into the back of the net in overtime to propel the Huskies past Stanford 2-1. Bodily also send a rebound into the back of the frame to net the game-winning goal in Washington's 1-0 win over California. 

Alex Greive

Junior

Midfielder

Northern Kentucky

Greive scored three times in the second half to power NKU to a 3-2 come from behind win over UIC in Horizon League play. Greive's hat trick is the first in Northern Kentucky's tenure to date in Divsion I play. The Norse improve to 3-5-0 with a 2-2-0 mark in league play.  

Anthony Bowie

Senior

Midfielder

Western Michigan

Bowie's goal proved to be the difference in Western Michigan's 1-0 win on the road over a good Xavier team.  He also alertly sent the rebound of teammate Charlie Sharp's shot into the back of the net to give the Broncos the edge they needed to defeat Loyola Marymount. Western Michigan improves to 6-4-0.  

Robbie Soronellas

Freshman

Midfielder

North Florida 

Soronellas sent a deflection back into the net thirty-seven seconds into the contest and sent a rocket into the back of the net from twenty yards out in the second stanza to help power UNF past rival Jacksonville in an ASUN Conference contest. The Ospreys improve to 3-3-2 with a 2-0-1 mark in conference play.   

Tyler Gabarra

Senior

Midfielder

NC State

Gabarra contributed an  assist on the goals scored by teammates Kuda Muskwe and Pepe Garcia to help the Wolfpack top Notre Dame 2-0. Over fifty former NC State players were on had to participate in a halftime ceremony that honored recently passed legendary Wolfpack head coach George Tarantini. 

Edvin Akselsen

RS Sophomore

Midfielder 

Rhode Island

Akselsen made good things happen in Rhode Island's 3-1 come from behind win over Fordham. He scored and contributed an assist on the goals scored by teammates Filippo Tamburini and Stavros Zarokostas. The Rams improve to 5-3-2 overall with a 2-1-0 mark in A-10 play. 

Rafael Bustamante

Junior

Defender

St. John's

 

Bustamante contributed on both sides of the ball in St. John's 4-0 on the road win over Big East foe Marquette. He was part of a rock solid Red Storm defense that shutout Marquette and has allowed a total of only five goals so far this year. He also scored the game-winning goal with a double assist from Matt Forster and Einar Lye. St. John's is 9-1-0.  

Robin Afamefuna

Senior

Defender

Virginia

Afamefuna earns a spot on the CSN National Team of the Week for the second time this season. He was part of a very solid Cavalier defense that shutout George Washington 3-0 and Louisville 2-0. He also skillfully placed a shot in the top right corner of the frame out of a free kick in the win over George Washington. Virginia is now 10-0-0.  

Mathijs Swaneveld

Junior

Goalkeeper

Virginia Tech

Swaneveld was at the heart of a tough Virginia Tech defense that kept a powerful Clemson attack in check on the road in a contest that ended in a  scoreless draw after 110 minutes of play. The Hokies also shutout Gardner-Webb 4-0 earlier in the week. Virginia Tech is 6-2-2 with a 2-1-1 mark in conference play.