Awards

Awards

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending November 24, 2019

College Soccer News' National Team of the Week recognizes individual performers across the country on both sides of the ball who played a key role in the success that their teams enjoyed during the week. 

Kristo Strickler

Junior

Forward 

Virginia Tech

Strickler is a playmaker. He converted a header out of a throw-in and a header out of a free kick to power Virginia Tech past New Hampshire 4-1. He has scored eleven times and contributed three assists so far this year. The Hokies advance to the third round to face Stanford. 

Rodney Michael

Junior

Forward

UC Santa Barbara

Michael scored in UCSB's 3-1 win over California and scored twice in their 4-0 win on the road over Saint Mary's. Michael continues to be a catalyst on the offensive side of the ball for the Gauchos. UCSB advances to face Indiana in Bloomington. 


Grayson Barber

Sophomore

Forward

Clemson

Barber sent a one timer into the lower left corner of the frame from the edge of the box in overtime to give Clemson the edge they needed to survive and advance past Charlotte 2-1. The number two seeded Tigers will host Providence  in the Sweet Sixteen. The goal was Barber's tenth of the year and fourth game-winner. 

Victor Bezerra

Freshman

Forward 

Indiana 

Bezerra scored twice in the first haf of play and once in the second to lead the Hoosiers past Kentucky 3-0 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. He has scored eight times this year and contributed three assists. The Hoosiers will welcome UCSB to Bloomington on Sunday. 

Trevor Davock

RS Senior

Forward 

Providence 

Davock contributed a goal in Providence's 2-0 first round win over NJIT. He also contributed the game-winning goal in overtime and assisted on the goals scored by Esben Wolf and Tiago Mendonca in Providence's 3-2 win over Penn State. The Friars advance to face Clemson.

Deri Corfe

Senior

Midfielder

Wright State

Corfe assisted on Alex Hummel's goal and scored what proved to be the game-winner in Wright State's 3-2 upset win over Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Wright State then tied thirteen seeded  Michigan 0-0 but came out on the short end of a penalty kick shootout. Corfe had a thirteen goal and eight assist season.   

Gino Vivi

Freshman

Midfielder

UCF

Vivi is a playmaker. He assisted on the goals scored by teammates Yoni Sorokin and Cal Jennings to help UCF come from behind to top a very good Missouri State team in overtime 2-1. UCF advances to its first ever berth in the Sweet Sixteen where they will tangle with SMU in Dallas. 

Blake Bodily

Junior

Midfielder 

Washington 

Bodily scored from inside the six yard box and contributed the helper on teammate Jaret Townsend's goal to help the Huskies top Boston College 2-0 and advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they will host a very good Marshall team. Bodily has scored eleven times and contributed six assists. 

Tanner Beason

RS Senior

Defender 

Stanford

Beason scored Stanford's lone goal in regulation in his second match back after missing eight games due to injury. He also converted his attempt in the penalty kick shootout that was necessary to determine who advanced after Stanford and Seattle were tied 1-1 at the end of 110 minutes of play. The Cardinal advanced to the Sweet Sixteen where they will face Virginia Tech.  

Dylan Nealis

Senior

Defender 

Georgetown

Nealis is an opportunistic playmaker who makes good things happen for the Hoyas. He scored in the fifth minute of play with a double assist from from Derek Doson and Dante Polara and added another  goal in the second half to play a key role in Georgetown's 5-0 thumping of Pitt. The Hoyas punch their ticket to the Sweet Sixteen where they will host Louisville. 

Andrew Thomas

RS Sophomore

Goalkeeper

Stanford

Thomas stopped four of Seattle's five attempts in a penalty kick shootout to give the Cardinal the edge they needed to advance past Seattle after the two teams were tied 1-1 at the conclusion of regulation and overtime. Stanford advanes to host Virginia Tech in the Sweet Sixteen. 

Jake Gelnovatch

Junior

Goalkeeper 

Louisville 

Gelnovatch was a differnce maker in goal with a seven save evening to play a key role in Louisville's 1-0 win on the road over a very good UC Davis team. The Cardinals advance to face Georgetown in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. 

 

Indiana Forward Victor Bezerra - College Soccer News National Player of the Week - Week Ending November 24, 2019

Victor Bezerra Freshman Forward Indiana 

Bezerra recorded Indiana's first hat trick since the 2012 season in the process of powering the Hoosiers past Kentucky in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament. Bezerra has scored eight times and contributed three helpers so far this year.

Indiana out of the Big Ten and Kentucky out of Conference USA played to a scoreless draw when the two teams faced each other in regular season play.

Number five seed Indiana improves to 15-2-4 and advances to the Sweet Sixteen where they will host a hot UC Santa Barbara team out of the Big West Conference that advanced by by defeating California 3-1 and number twelve seed Saint Mary's 4-0.