Men’s Team of the Week: October 16

David Loera Goal vs. UNC
by TopDrawerSoccer
October 16, 2018

One of college soccer’s most exciting players stepped to the fore last week.

Previous Teams of the WeekAug. 28 | Sept. 4 | Sept. 11 | Sept. 18 | Sept. 25 | Oct. 2 | Oct. 9

David Loera had a hand in all three of NC State’s goals, leading the Wolfpack to a pair of much-needed wins. Last Tuesday, he scored and assisted in a 2-0 win at Longwood.

Player of the Week: David Loera, NC State

Friday night was the big one for NC State. A win would go a long way in boosting the team’s RPI, and Loera’s second-half winner proved to be enough for a 1-0 victory.

Team of the Week: October 8-14

GK Adrian Fernandez, Oregon State – With six saves, Fernandez kept a clean sheet in Oregon State’s 1-0 win against Stanford. He also made one save in a 2-1 home win over California.

D Patrick Hogan, Charlotte – Hogan played the full 90 in a 3-0 win against Florida International on Sunday, leading the team to its seventh shutout of the season. He also scored in Charlotte’s 2-1 mid-week loss against Radford.

D Jacob Hauser-Ramsey, Connecticut – The center back played 110 minutes in a 0-0 draw against UCF, limiting the Knights to just three shots on goal.

D Andrew Gutman, Indiana – In Friday night’s 2-1 win against Maryland, Gutman continued his dominant form in his left back spot. He scored both goals and helped limit the Terps to just a single goal on the night.

M Peter Pearson, VCU – A senior central midfielder at VCU, Pearson helped protect his back line and absorb pressure as the Rams drew 0-0 on the road against Saint Louis. He sealed a come-from-behind victory with a game-winning goal in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat of George Washington.

M David Loera, NC State – It can’t be overstated how important Loera is to his team. With two goals and eight assists on the season, he’s influenced almost half of the team’s goals through the season.

M Stefan Rokvic, Wright State – The Chicago Fire Academy product scored twice in a 3-0 win against West Virginia last Tuesday. He also assisted in a 2-0 victory on the road versus Oakland.

M Rocky Guerra, Furman – A banner week for the Paladin offense was engineered in part by Guerra. The midfielder had four assists in two games, wins over Belmont and VMI.

F Daniele Proch, Duke – Proch bagged the game winners in two matches last week, scoring 2-0 against Campbell and netting the winning tally in a 3-2 victory versus Notre Dame.

F Max Todd, UIC – Now with five goals in the past three games, Todd scored a hat trick as UIC beat Wisconsin-Milwaukee 4-3 in overtime.

F Phillip Goodrum, UNC Wilmington – The junior scored three times in two wins last week, including a brace against Elon. He tacked on another goal as UNCW beat Belmont 5-0.

Honorable Mention: F Gloire Amanda (Oregon State), GK Leon Krapf (NC State), M Joey Piatczyc (West Virginia), F Alex Willis (Northern Kentucky), F Daryl Dike (Virginia), M Charlie Maciejewski (Bowling Green), M Manuel Ferriol (James Madison), F Jeremy Rafanello (Penn State), F Samuel Goni (Cal State Fullerton), F Jake Rudel (St. Mary's (CA)), F Joshua Fawole (Loyola (MD)), M Emil Cuello (SMU), M Luka Prpa (Marquette)

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