Awards

Awards

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. 

Valparaiso Midfielder Lucca Lacerda - College Soccer News National Player of the Week - Week Ending October 14, 2018

Lucca Lacerda  Senior  Midfielder  Valparaiso

No player in the country had more of an impact on the success his team enjoyed this week than Lacerda.  His three goal week enabled Valpo to win back-to-back games for the first time this year. 

Lacerda netted the game-winning goal in Valpo's 2-1 win over Eastern Illinois when he scored out of a free kick from ten yards outside the box in the eighty-fifth minute of play.  He also provided the assist on teammate Akeem Bradford's goal.   

Lacerda followed that contest up with goals from fifteen and thirty-five yards out to lead Valpo to a 2-0 win over Bradley on the road in a Missouri Valley Conference match. 

Valparaiso will seek to keep their win streak alive when they host Central Arkansas on Saturday.