College Soccer News National Player Of The Week - Week Ending September 22, 2013

Harrison Shipp - Senior - Forward - Notre Dame -  

Shipp who hails from Lake Forest, Illinois and is the Irish team captain has recorded at least one point in each of Notre Dame's last four contests. This week he scored the game-winning goal from ten yards out and assisted on teammate Leon Brown's goal in Notre Dame's 3-0 win over the Michigan Wolverines.  He also netted the equalizer after receiving a cross from teammate Vince Cicciarelli in Notre Dame's 1-1 tie on the road with Boston College.  

The Irish remain unbeaten on the season with a 3-0-3 overall record and a 1-0-2 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play.  They return to the pitch on Friday when they host Duke in an ACC matchup.   

College Soccer News National Team Of The Week - Week Ending September 22, 2013

Harrison Shipp - Senior - Forward - Notre Dame

The Irish Captain made a nice move to create space and slotted a shot into the lower left corner of the net in Notre Dame's 3-0 win over Michigan.  He also scored the lone goal for the Irish off an assist from Vince Cicciarelli in their 1-1 tie with Boston College. 

Achille Campion - Senior - Forward - UC Santa Barbara Campion scored twice to lead UCSB to a 3-1 win over Yale.  His first goal was at close range with an assist from Ismaila Jome and Drew Murphy.  Campion's second goal was a picture perfect scissor kick to the near post.  The win gave coach Tim Vom Steeg his 200th career win at the Division I level. 
Mark Wadid - Freshman - Forward - Penn State

Wadid netted the game winning goal for the Nittany Lions in their 1-0 win over Robert Morris and thier 1-0 win over Duquesne.  He slotted a shot into the lower right corner of the goal after receiving a through ball in the match with Robert Morris.  Against Duquesne he drove a shot into the back of the net from 8 yards out. 

Patrick Mullins - Senior - Forward - Maryland 

Mullins, who was at the center of the Terp attack, converted two penalty kicks to lead Maryland to a 3-1 win over Clemson at Riggs Field.  The second penalty kick resulted when he was pulled down in the box.  Maryland improves to 2-2-2 with a 2-0-1 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play.   

Geaton Caltabiano - Junior - Midfielder - UMBC

Caltabiano contributed a goal and an assist in UMBC's 3-2 overtime win over Navy.  He also scored a goal and contributed a helper to lead the Retrievers past previously undefeated Loyola (MD) 3-1.  Caltabiano has seven assists to date.  UMBC improves their record to 7-0-0.  

Jaime Velasco - Sophomore - Midfielder - Portland

Velasco scored twice to help spark Portland to a 3-0 win over Oregon State.  His first goal was a chip shot over the Oregon State netminder. His second score came as a result of a failed clearance that he alertly controlled and placed in the back of the net. Portland has now won three straight.   

Steve Birnbaum - Senior - Defender - California

Birnbaum continues to be an impact player on both sides of the ball for the Golden Bears. This weekend he added a goal in Cal's 3-0 victory over Colgate and in their 3-1 win over the College of Charleston.  He also has been part of a very steady California defensive.  

Connor Drechsler - Senior - Defender - Cal Poly

Drechsler played a role in Cal Poly's 2-0 win over San Francisco and 3-2 victory over Yale. In each contest he directed a header into the back of the net and played a key role in anchoring the Mustang defense. Cal Poly has won four straight to up their record to 6-2-0.  

Chris Makowski - Junior - Defender - Syracuse

Makowski was part of a very solid Orange defensive effort that helped produce a 1-0 win over Connecticut and a 2-1 victory over Duke on the road in ACC play.  He also added an additional element to the Syracuse attack.  The Orange improve to 5-2-0.   

Zach Kovacevic - Junior - Defender - Bradley

Kovacevic's goal 32 seconds into the second stanza proved to be the game-winner in Bradley's 2-0 win over Air Force.  He also was a key part of a Bradley defense that limited Denver and Air Force to just nine combined shots on goal in two games.  Bradley is now 4-2-1. 

Devin Cook - Sophomore - Goalkeeper - Coastal Carolina

Cook anchored a solid Coastal Carolina defensive effort that shutout Presbyterian College 4-0 and VCU 1-0. Cook had three saves in the contest with Presbyterian and four saves in the victory over VCU including a key stop on a penalty kick. The Chanticleers have won four straight to improve to 5-2-0.