Players of the Week September 7-13
Soccer News: Four forwards, two goalkeepers, a defender and a midfielder from NCAA divisions and at the Junior College level were named NSCAA College Players of the Week for their on-field performances, September 7-13.
The winners are:
|NCAA DI||Richie Laryea, Akron||Chloe Buehler, UNCG|
|NCAA DII||Daniel Kuczynski, Stanislaus State||Leah Mullins, Lenoir-Rhyne|
|NCAA DIII||John Ingham, Oberlin||Kelsi Gilbert, SUNY Canton|
|Junior College||Andrew Revanales, Massasoit CC||Shelby Sprague, Massasoit CC|
The NSCAA College Players of the Week are announced every Tuesday throughout the fall college regular season on NSCAA.com. The next announcement of the NSCAA College Players of the Week will be Tuesday, Sept. 22.
NCAA Division I Men’s Winner
University of Akron
Laryea led Akron with two goals and three assists in the team’s two victories against ranked squads. In the Zips’ 3-2 road win over No. 4 Maryland on Monday, Sept. 7, he registered two goals, including the game-winner, while adding an assist. He connected on four shots in the contest, including three on goal, and played a role in each of Akron’s three goals. He earned the assist on Adam Najem’s 22nd minute tally before giving the Zips a 2-0 lead registering his first goal of the season at the 38:30 mark on what proved to be the game-winning tally. He later extended Akron’s margin to 3-1 on his second goal of the match at the 82:49 mark. In the Zips’ 3-2 come-from-behind win past No. 16 Saint Louis on Friday, Sept. 11, he netted a pair of assists, including on Sam Gainford’s game-winning goal in the 71st minute. His first assist was also on a Gainford goal at the 38:58 mark. On the season, Laryea leads the Zips in assists (3) and game-winning goals (1), while ranking second in points (7) and shots on goal (6) and third in goals (2) and shots (10).
NCAA Division I Women’s Winner
Sophomore (R) Goalkeeper
Buehler led the Spartans to a 1-0-1 week, including a 2-0 shutout over ACC foe NC State on the road, the Spartans’ first win over an ACC team since 2012. Buehler posted a 0.45 goals against average in 200 minutes of play on the week as she also guided the Spartans to a 1-1 tie against Elon, which entered the game with a 5-1-0 record. She tallied 18 saves (9.0 saves/gm) in the two contests, including a season-high 11 against the Phoenix. She notched seven saves in the shutout of NC State, posting her second shutout of the year.
NCAA Division II Men’s Winner
Kuczynski scored four goals and assisted on two in two matches this week leading the Warriors to a 2-0 week. Kuczynski scored three goals with two assists in Monday’s 6-0 win over Simpson to earn eight points in a game, setting a new Stanislaus single match record. His hat-trick also tied a single contest record for goals in a game. Then, on Saturday, he scored a goal and assisted on the eventual game-winning goal to bring his 2015 total to five goals and four assists. He now has 16 career goals which is one shy of tying the Stanislaus State career record and is one point shy of tying the points record of 41, set by Hall of Famer Victor Regalado.
NCAA Division II Women’s Winner
Mullins, a senior from Kissimmee, Fla., had a big week recording a hat trick in both of her matches, leading the Bears to a back-to-back shutout victories over USC Aiken (8-0) and Union (Tenn.) (6-0). Against USC Aiken Mullins had a prefect shot percentage with all three finding the back of the net. In both contests Mullins scored her hat tricks in the first half. She closed the week with 12 points, taking eight shots on goal and tabbed an overall .750 shot percentage. Lenoir-Rhyne, ranked No. 24 in NCAA Division II, finished the week 2-0 and is now 3-1. Mullins was also named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Women’s Soccer Player of the Week.
NCAA Division III Men’s Winner
Ingham recorded a hat trick and pair of assists all in the first half as the Yeomen rolled Waynesburg 8-0, marking their largest scoring output in over a decade. He followed that effort by netting two more goals in a 4-1 win over Earlham College. He now has 29 career goals for Oberlin.
NCAA Division III Women’s Winner
Gilbert had a huge week in goal as she combined to stop 26 shots in two games while surrendering just one score. The freshman stopped five shots in a 1-1 double overtime tie against Cazenovia College on Wednesday. She followed that up with her best performance in a Roo uniform turning aside a career-best 21 shots in a 0-0 double overtime tie vs. Alfred State College. With her play, the women’s soccer team remains unbeaten at 2-0-2. Gilbert currently boasts a 0.68 goals against average and has made 40 saves and recorded two shutouts on the season.
Junior College Men’s Winner
Massasoit Community College
Arima, Trinidad & Tobago
Revanales netted both goals in a crucial 2-0 victory over Region XXI foe CCRI last Wednesday, marking his second multi-goal performance of the season. The sophomore forward also netted the first goal of the day, just 29 seconds into the contest, against Monroe CC, which the Warriors eventually lost in OT, 4-3. With three goals on the week, Revanales now has a team-best five goals for the year.
Junior College Women’s Winner
Massasoit Community College
In her first collegiate soccer match, Sprague posted a hat trick and added an assist in a 7-5 victory over the JV squad from Monroe College in the team’s season opener. Sprague played sweeper in the first half, but moved up to forward midway through the second half. The position change proved to be the right move, as Sprague took part in all four of the team’s goals after intermission, netting three and assisting on another to improve the Warriors to 1-0 on the young season. In addition, Sprague rifled off six shots, five coming on goal and three of which found the back of the net.