Akron has gained the top spot of the TopDrawerSoccer.com Men’s Tournament 48 National Ranking following their 3-0 win over North Carolina and a 2-0 victory against Wake Forest on the road. The Zips have thrown down the gauntlet to the rest of Division I men’s soccer, and on the first weekend of the season at least, didn’t get much of a response, with 7 of the preseason top 10 teams either losing and/or drawing. Only Tulsa, with a single win, and Virginia with a pair of impressive shutout victories, made it through the opening week unscathed among the top 10 programs.
The full TopDrawerSoccer.com Men’s Team of the Week for Monday Aug. 30 through Sunday Sept. 5 is as follows.
GK – David Meves, Akron
D – Greg Monaco, Virginia
M – Austin Neil, Tulsa
M Ethan Finlay, Creighton
F Corey Hertzog, Penn State
F Deion Jones, Florida Gulf Coast
F – Emery Welshman, Siena College
F – Nirav Kadam, UMBC
F - Cameron Cooksey, UCF
F – Logan Huff, Presbyterian
F- Will Bruin, Indiana
Player of the Week: Will Bruin, Indiana
The TopDrawerSoccer.com team is chosen after consulting match reports from all DI matches played in the preceding week.