College Soccer News National Team Of The Week - Week Ending October 20, 2013

Zach Bolden - Senior - Forward - Denver

Bolden scored and assisted on teammate Cole Chapleski's goal to lead Denver to a 2-0 victory over Loyola-Chicago.  He also netted the lone goal of the day in Denver's 1-0 win over Omaha. Denver has a nine game unbeaten streak and is now 8-3-3 overall with a 3-0-0 mark in Summit League action.  

Kingsley Bryce - Junior - Forward - Saint Louis 

Bryce was involved in all three goals in Saint Louis' big 3-1 Atlantic 10 win over Dayton.  His first goal was a shot inside the far post after receiving a nice pass from Alex Sweetin. Bryce's second goal came from inside the box after he made a nice move to navigate his way through the Dayton defense. Bryce also assisted on teammate Raymond Lee's goal.  

Ricky Garbanzo - Junior - Forward - Coastal Carolina

Garbanzo is a playmaker who continues to come up big for the Chanticleers.  He netted the lone goal in Coastal Carolina's 1-0 win over Radford with an assist from Pedro Ribeiro.  The goal was Garbanzo's seventh of the season and fifth in the last four games.  He also scored in Coastal Carolina.s 3-1 win over a good Winthrop side.   

Steve Neumann - Senior - Forward - Georgetown 

Neumann and his teammates at Georgetown continue to take care of business.  This week they topped Butler 4-1 with Neumann contributing two goals and an assist. Neumann's first score was from inside the box off an assist from freshman Alex Muyl.  He also scored out of a free kick near the top of the box and assisted on teammate Brandon Allen's opening goal.   

Madamou Kansaye - Junior - Midfielder - UMBC 

Kansaye helped UMBC secure two key America East wins.  He contributed the assist on teammate Kadeem Dacres' goal with twelve seconds left in regulartion in UMBC's 2-1 win over Vermont 2-1. He was also responsible for the lone goal in UMBC's 1-0 win over New Hampshire. Kansaye scored out of a free kick utilizing his left foot to place a shot around the New Hampshire wall that found its way into the back of the net.  

Cristian Roldan - Freshman - Midfielder - Washington

Roldan came up big for Washington in a 1-0 win over Oregon State and a 5-3 win over San Diego State. He headed in a flip throw from teammate Michael Harris to give the Huskies the edge they needed to top Oregon State and converted a header and scored from eighteen yards out to help Washington top San Diego State. Roldan also contributed two assists in the San Diego State match. 

Eddie Sanchez - Freshman - Midfielder - Portland 

Sanchez powered Portland past Santa Clara 4-1 with an impressive three goal evening that included a picture perfect score out of a free kick from thirty yards that was placed just inside the left post. Sanchez now has a total of eleven goals so far this year.  Portland improves to 8-6-0 with a 3-3-0 mark in West Coast Conference action. 

Luca Gimenez - Senior - Midfielder - Wake Forest 

Gimenez contributed two goals and a helper to lead Wake Forest to a 4-3 win over Maryland in College Park.  Gimenez's first score was from ten yards out after he made a nice move to create a little space in which to opearate. His second goal was a decisive header from the center of the box.  He also contributed an assist on teammate Sean Okoli's goal.  

Steve Birnbaum - Senior - Defender - California 

A crowd of over 2,000 was on hand in Berkeley at Goldman Field at Edwards Stadium to witness Birnbaum alertly follow-up a rebound of his missed penalty kick and deposit it into the back of the net to give California the edge that they needed to secure a hard fought 1-0 win over Stanford.  The goal was Birnbaum's eighth of the year to date.  California improves to 10-0-2 with a 4-0-1 record in Pac-12 play.

Axel Sjoberg - RS Sophomore, Defender - Marquette

The Marquette center back anchored a very solid Golden Eagle defense that shutout a talented and determined Providence team 1-0 to record their seventh shutout of the season to improve to 9-3-1 with a 5-0-0 mark in Big East play.  Sjoberg was a dominant force in the air winning just about every ball that came his way. 

Andrew Wolverton - Junior - Goalkeeper - Penn State

The netminder from Atlanta, Georgia had a career high nine saves to play a key role in Penn State's 2-1 double overtime victory over a talented Michigan State team.  Bob Warming stated, "Drew was terrific, not just in goal, but in other phases of the game as well."  Penn State ups their record to 9-3-1 with a 4-0-0 mark in Big Ten play.