Awards

Awards

College Soccer News - National Team of the Week - Week Ending November 19, 2017

Robin Schmidt - G.S. - Forward - New Hampshire The New Hampshire striker who hails from Cologne, Germany scored twice to help power the Wildcats past Fairfield 3-0 to secure their first ever win in the NCAA Tourney. UNH also advanced past Dartmouth in a contest that was decided by a penalty kick shootout in which Schmidt's penalty kick clinched the shootout for the Wildcats. New Hampshire continues to make history as they advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they will face Indiana. 
Mason Toye - Freshman - Forward - Indiana  Toye contriubuted a goal, his tenth of the season, to help Indiana top Old Dominion 3-0 to improve to 16-0-5 and advance to the Sweet Sixteen.  He also contriubed a helper on teammate Austi Panchot's goal. Toye continues to make an impact and create  big plays for the Hoosiers.  
Brandon Guhl - Sophomore - Forward - Butler  Guhl scored in the eighth and seventy-seventh minutes to lead Butler to a 2-0 win over Lipscomb in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Defender Kieran Geldenhuys assisted on both goals. Guhl also contributed what proved to be the game-winning goal in Butler's 3-2 win over number sixteen seed VCU. The Bulldogs improve to 14-4-2 and advance to the Sweet Sixteen.  
Eric Ohlendorf - Senior - Midfielder - Fordham  Ohlendorf's lone goal to date of the season was huge. He headed in a cross received from Jannik Loebe in the eighty-third minute of play. Ohlendorf's goal proved to be the l  differnce maker giving Fordham the edge they needed to upset number eleven seed Virginia 1-0 in Charlottesville. Fordham improves to 14-5-2 and advances to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in the history of the program.   
Martin Melchor - Senior - Midfielder - Coastal Carolina Melchor assisted on senior forward Frantzdy Pierrot's game-winning goal in Coastal Carolina's 1-0 win over Mercer. Melchor followed that up with a two goal evening to help the Chanticleers upset number eight seed Clemson 3-1 in the second round of the NCAA Tourney. Coastal Carolina ups their record to 14-6-1 and earns the right to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.  
Ken Krolicki - Senior - Midfielder - Michigan State  Krolicki had a three assist evening. He added a helper on the goals scored by forwards Ryan Sierakowski and Dejuan Jones and defender Michael Pimlott to help the Spartans top Virginia Teach 3-0 to improve to 12-3-3 and advance to the third round of the NCAA Tourney. 
Mike Catalano - Senior - Midfielder - Wisconsin Catalano made a nice move after receiving a pass from fellow senior Chris Mueller to create the space he needed inside the box to score what proved to be the game-winning goal in Wisconsin's 4-1 win over UIC. He also came through in the clutch for the Badger's when he converted a header out of a corner kick served in by Mueller to net the game-winning goal with seconds remaining in regulation in Wisconsin's 1-0 win over number twelve seed Notre Dame. 
Aram Ouligian - Junior - Defender - Colgate Ouligian headed in the game-winning goal with a little over two minutes left in regulation to enable Colgate to come from two goals down to top number thirteen seed Michigan 3-2 in the second round of the NCAA Tourney. Ryan Bellavance and Uyi Omorogbe netted the first two Colgate goals. Ouligian also contributed an assist on Bellavance's goal. The Raiders also defeated UMass 2-0 in first round of play. d. Colgate advances to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in the history of the program. 
Ben Thornton - Junior - Defender - Western Michigan  Thornton provided the insurance goal with an assist from Brandon Bye in Western Michigan's 2-0 win over a good Albany team. He also was part of a solid Bronco defense that was responsible for the shutout. Western Michigan improves to 17-3-1 and advances to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Tournament.  
Bob Broenendijk - Junior - Defender - Pacific Groenendijk contributed on both sides of he ball for Pacific. He collected the rebound of teammate Diego Villapudua's shot and sent it back into the net in Pacific's 2-1 win over Cal State Fullerton.  He also was part of a very solid Pacific defense that played Stanford to a scoreless tie at the end of 110 minutes of play. Pacific's season came to an end when in the second round of the NCAA Tourney when they were topped by the Cardinal in a penalty kick shootout.  
Michael Nelson - RS Senior - Goalkeeper - SMU Nelson continues to come up with the stops needed to put SMU in position to prevail. The three-time American Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Year had six saves in goal in SMU's 2-0 win over Central Arkansas. He had six saves including a huge save in overtime in the Mustang's 2-1 victory over Georgetown. SMU improves to 17-2-1.  

 

College Soccer News - National Player of the Week - Butler Sophomore Forward Brandon Guhl - Week Ending November 19, 2017

Brandon Guhl Sophomore  Forward  Butler 

Guhl and his Butler teammates had a productive week of play. Guhl scored twice to help power the Bulldogs to a 2-0 win over Lipscomb in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. He also scored what proved to be the game-winner in Butler's 3-2 come from behind road win over number sixteen seed VCU.

Guhl is a difference maker who has scored a total of thirteen goals this year including five game-winners.

Butler improves to 14-4-2 and advances to the Sweet Sixteen for the third time in the history of the program.

The Bulldogs out of the Big East Conference will travel to Winston-Salem to square off with number one seed Wake Forest out of the Atlantic Coast Conference on Saturday at 5 p.m.