National Team Of The Week

College Soccer News National Team Of The Week - Week Ending November 16, 2015

Gerald Ben - Junior - Forward - Oakland Ben controlled a loose ball in the the box and drove it into the back of the net with thirty-five ticks remaining on the clock in the second overtime period to lead Oakland past Cleveland State 2-1 in the semi-finals of the Horizon League Tourney.  He also assisted on Joey Tinnion's goal and converted a penalty kick to help the Golden Grizzlies top Wright State 2-1 to claim the Horizon League Championship.
Alex Adelabu - Senior - Forward - Dartmouth  Adelabu scored twice to help power the Big Green past Brown 3-0 to clinch a share of the Ivy League title and the league's automatic berth into the NCAA Tourney. HIs first goal came after he posted up in the box and received a pass from teammate Tyler Dowse. Adelabu's second goal was a header coming out of a free kick. He also assisted on teammate Tommy Johnson's goal. Dartmouth is 11-4-2 overall.     
Jabari Danzy - RS Junior - Midfielder - SIUE Danzy scored what proved to be the game winning goal after receiving a cross from defender Andrew Kendall-Moullin in SIUE's 2-1 win over Bradley in the semifinals of the MVC Tournament. He also netted the game winning goal in the championship game when he finished a header in the 108th minute of play with Kendall-Moullin again providing the assist to propel the Cougars past Missouri State 1-0. 
Paul Clowes - Junior - Midfielder - Clemson Clemson advanced past Wake Forest and Notre Dame in penalty kicks and defeated Louisville 2-0 in double overtime to win the ACC Tournament Championship. Clowes assisted on teammate Bobby Belair's goal in the contest with Notre Dame and scored with three seconds remaining in regulation in the match with Louisville to send the game into overtime where Ara Amirkhanian netted the game winner. The ACC Championship is Clemson's first since the 2001 season. 
Gregg Hauck - RS Freshman - Midfielder - UMBC  The defensive midfielder scored from twenty-two yards out in UMBC's 3-1 win over Vermont in the semifinals of the America East Conference Tournament. In addition, his well played chip shot from eighteen yards out proved to be the game winner in UMBC's 2-1 win over Hartford in the championship match. The Retrievers improve to 12-5-3 and have now won three consecutive America East Titles. 
Sebastiaan Blickman - Sophomore - Midfiedler - Bucknell Number five seeded Bucknell topped number four seeded Lehigh 4-0, advanced past number two seeded Navy in penalty kicks, and defeated number one seeded Boston University 3-2 in overtime to win the Patriot League Championship and the league's automatic berth into the NCAA Tourney. Blickmank scored both goals in the win over Boston University. Coach Brendan Nash stated, "Sebastiaan came up big." 
Jannik Loebe - Freshman - Midfielder - Fordham  Number six seeded Fordham advanced past number three seeded VCU in penalty kicks, defeated number two seeded Saint Louis 2-1, and topped number one seeded Rhode Island 1-0 to secure the program's second-ever Atlantic 10 Championship. Loebe netted the game winning goals in the contests with Saint Louis and Rhode Island. 
Andy Cormack - Senior - Defender - St. Francis Brooklyn Cormack came up big once again for the Terries when he placed a shot into the top left corner out of a free kick from twenty yards out in the 94th minute of play to enable St. Francis Brooklyn to top the Red Flash from Saint Francis University 2-1 in the championship match of the Northeast Conference Tournament. The Terriers advanced to the championship match by defeating Bryant 2-0 with Vincent Bezecourt scoring both goals. 
Will Suedois - Sophomore - Defender - FGCU Suedois was part of a solid FGCU backline that shutout Northern Kentucky 2-0 in the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament. He also netted the lone goal in the championship match against North Florida when he pushed forward from his right back position and utilized his left foot to place a shot into the back of the net from eighteen yards out. FGCU earns a berth in the NCAA Tourney for the third time in the past four season. 
David Macsicza - Junior - Defender - Old Dominion  Macsicza and his ODU teammates had a productive week of play topping New Mexico 2-1, Charlotte 2-1 and South Carolina 2-1 to claim the Conference USA Championship. Macsicza was solid on the defensive side of the ball and contributed a goal in the win over Charlotte and assisted on teammate Geoffrey Hill's goal in the victory over South Carolina. 
Daniel Simpson - RS Senior - Defender - James Madison Simpson was at the heart of a very solid James Madison backline that shutout number three seeded Hofstra 2-0, number two seeded UNCW 2-0 and number one seeded Delaware 1-0 to claim the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament championship. The championship is the Dukes first since the 2001 season. Simpson was named the MVP of the CAA Tournament. 
Jeff Salt - RS Junior - Goalkeeper - Cal State Fullerton Salt was superb between the pipes for the Titans who shutout UC Riverside 3-0 and advanced past UC Irvine in penalty kicks after the contest was knotted at 0-0 at the end of regulation and overtime.  In the contest with UC Riverside he had six saves including a key stop of a penalty kick. In the match with UC Irvine Salt had four saves and made two saves in the penalty kick shootout. The Titans win their first Big West Conference Tournament Championship and advance to the NCAA Tourney for the first time since 2000.