Depaul’s Elise Wyatt Leads this Week’s NSCAA College Players of the Week Honorees
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The NSCAA regional and national college rankings are a week-to-week status of qualified programs. These polls are released on Tuesday afternoons on NSCAA.com during the college soccer season.
DePaul senior forward Elise Wyatt garners her second NSCAA national weekly honor, as she joins five others in being named their respective division’s NSCAA College Player of the Week.
|NCAA Division I||Jason Wright, Rutgers||Elise Wyatt, DePaul|
|NCAA Division II||Nathan Regis, Pfeiffer||Nicole Corcione, Columbus State|
|NCAA Division III||Denali Sexton, Colby-Sawyer||Hannah Christiansen, SUNY Canton|
NCAA Division I Men’s Winner
Wright posted eight points (four goals) in the Scarlet Knights’ 2-0 week. Wright notched his first career hat trick in RU’s 5-2 victory over Yale and sent in the golden goal against Michigan in a 1-0 win. Against the Bulldogs in nonconference action last Tuesday night, Wright became the first Scarlet Knight since Kene Eze put away four goals against Cincinnati in the play-in game of the 2013 American Athletic Conference Tournament. He gave RU a 2-0 lead by the 26th minute of play and recorded his third goal in the 75th minute to round out scoring. On Saturday against Michigan, Wright notched the golden goal in the 93rd minute after the two teams played to a 0-0 stalemate at the end of regulation. It was his third game-winner of the season. On the season, Wright leads the Big Ten with 20 points (nine goals, two assists) and is tied with teammate JP Correa as the leader in game-winners with three.
NCAA Division I Women’s Winner
Victoria, British Columbia
Wyatt posted her second hat trick of the season and led No. 21 DePaul to a 3-2 victory over Butler last Thursday. In that game, Wyatt also became the all-time leading goal scorer in school history. She followed up that eye-opening performance with a pair of assists in Sunday’s 3-0 triumph at Villanova. That gave her eight points for the week and her second BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week award this season as well. Wyatt also had a hand in five of Depaul’s six goals last week.
NCAA Division II Men’s Winner
Arima, Trinidad and Tobago
Regis finished the week with three goals in two contests and helped lead the Falcons to a school-record 11th consecutive win. He tallied one goal in the Falcons 2-0 win over Mount Olive on Wednesday afternoon and followed that up with a two goal performance in a 5-0 rout of Belmont Abbey. Regis entered the week tied for the national lead in goals scored and raised that total to 15. He is currently just seven goals shy of the all-time record for goals in a season which was set in 1965. Regis was also named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week.
NCAA Division II Women’s Winner
Columbus State University
Corcione scored five goals and tallied three assists in two CSU wins. She netted a hat trick in just 36 minutes of play against Georgia Southwestern, and followed it up with two goals and three assists against Emmanuel. The hat trick was just the 11th in program history, while her seven points against Emmanuel set a new program record. She also became just the fifth player in CSU history to have at least three assists in a match. She now leads the conference in goals and points, and is tied for first in assists.
NCAA Division III Men’s Winner
Sexton erupted for 16 points in a 2-0 week for the Chargers. He began the week with two goals and an assist in a 4-0 road win at Lyndon. Sexton then set a Colby-Sawyer single game record with 11 points in the team’s 11-1 win at Johnson State. He scored four times and assisted three others as he climbed into fourth place on Colby-Sawyer’s all-time points list with 64. He now has 12 assists this season which is tied for lead the in the NCAA and is the most in a season at Colby-Sawyer.
NCAA Division III Women’s Winner
Lake View, N.Y.
Christiansen exploded for seven goals and an assist as the women’s soccer team outscored its opponents 11-2 in two wins this week. The junior scored four goals including the game-winner in a 6-1 victory against Paul Smith’s College on Wednesday. She followed that up with another hat trick scoring three times and adding an assist in a 5-1 win v. SUNY Delhi on Saturday. Overall, she finished the week with 15 points in just two contests.