Julian Gressel leads list of top performers from Week 11
Providence junior Julian Gressel had about as big of an impact a player can have in a week without scoring any goals during week 11 of the college soccer season.
The German had three assists in the Friars 4-0 win over St. John’s, delivered the assist that tied the game late against Butler and scored the first of Providence’s four penalty kicks in a shootout they ended up winning to advance to the Big East semifinals. Gressel has four goals and a team-leading 11 assists on the year.
Other top performers from Week 11 in college soccer include:
Jordan Jones, Forward, Oregon State
Jones had three goals on the week, including two goals and an assist in Oregon State’s 3-1 win over San Diego State on Sunday and a goal in the Beavers’ 4-1 loss to UCLA on Friday.
Kyle Culbertson, Midfielder, Ohio State
The senior scored twice in Ohio State’s 3-1 win over Michigan that clinched the regular season Big Ten title and scored the golden goal in overtime to top Penn State and send the Buckeyes into the Big Ten Tournament semifinals.
Jackson Yueill, Midfielder, UCLA
The freshman scored both of UCLA’s goals in a 2-1 win over Washington on Sunday and also scored in a 4-1 win over Oregon State on Friday.
David Goldsmith, Forward, Butler
The junior from Bristol, England has been on fire of late with five goals in his last three games. He scored the game-winner in a 3-0 win over Xavier on Thursday and scored two goals in a 2-2 draw the Bulldogs lost on penalties to Providence on Sunday.
Stuart Holthusen, Midfielder, Akron
The sophomore from New Zealand had two goals and an assist in Akron’s 4-0 win over Bowling Green that clinched the Zips’ 18th regular season MAC title.
Gordon Wild, Forward, USC Upstate
The freshman phenom regained his lead on the national scoring charts with two goals and an assist in wins over Jacksonville and Florida Gulf Coast.
David Olsen, Forward, Seattle
The sophomore continued his fine form with two goals in a 2-0 win over Utah Valley in the Redhawks regular season finale.
Eryk Williamson, Forward, Maryland
The freshman had a three-goal week with a brace against Rutgers in the regular season finale and a goal in a 5-2 win over Michigan in the Big Ten quarterfinals.
Wade Hamilton, Goalkeeper, Cal Poly
The senior recorded his eight clean sheet of the season with a fine seven-save performance against UC Irvine.
Keegan Rosenberry, Defender, Georgetown
The senior captain had assisted on both goals in Georgetown’s 2-1 win over Creighton in the Big East regular season finale and nearly scored a goal of his own off a corner kick.
Elliot Otmani, Forward, Rider
The sophomore from La Ciotat, France, scored three goals in Rider’s wins over Siena in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference semifinals and Monmouth in the final. The win over Monmouth was the first for the program since 1998, which is also the last time the Broncs made the NCAA tournament.
Joey Piatczyc, Midfielder, West Virginia
The sophomore playmaker scored a goal in the 42nd minute and delivered game-winning assist off a free kick. The assist, his 13th of the season to lead the nation, broke the program record for assists in a season.
Femi Hollinger-Janzen, Forward, Indiana
Hollinger-Janzen had a goal and an assist in Indiana’s 4-1 win over Michigan State in the Hoosiers’ regular season finale on Wednesday and then scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Wisconsin on Sunday. The senior leads the team with eight goals on the year.
Brandon Aubrey, Defender, Notre Dame
Scored the game-winning goal and only goal of the game to beat Virginia and send the Irish to the ACC tournament semifinals.