One of the hardest challenges of the college soccer season is making a long trip and then finding success.
Big West side CSUN traveled to Ohio for games on Friday and Sunday, and thanks to the first men’s Player of the Week, picked up two wins.
Junior forward Daniel Trejo assisted on the game-winning goal on Friday, as CSUN came back from a 2-0 deficit against Ohio State, defeating the Buckeyes by a 4-3 score in a wild game. In the second game, Trejo had a hand in all three goals in a 3-1 victory over Dayton. He scored two goals and had an assist in that game, as the Big West conference showed signs of promise over the week.
Below is the complete team of the week for the first few days of the men’s Division I college season.
Men’s Team of the Week: August 26-September 1
D Luke Hansen, St. John's – After getting limited run as a freshman, Hansen looks slated for a regular role this season. He played every minute for the Big East side, which enjoyed two wins from a road trip to North Carolina, including a 1-0 double overtime victory against NC State.
D Nico Benalcazar, Wake Forest – Making his collegiate debut, Benalcazar played the full 90 in two wins against UCF and Creighton.
D Jon Ingason, Virginia Tech – Another team that made a cross-country trip and picked up two wins, the Hokies beat Loyola Marymount and UC Santa Barbara. Ingason played every minute of both games, scoring a goal in a 3-1 defeat of UCSB.
M Ryan Medilah, Florida Gulf Coast(m) – The senior midfielder had a huge game on Friday, scoring a hat trick (the sixth in FCGU men’s soccer history) that led his side to a 4-3 win against Michigan. Medliah also setup the winning goal in a wild game up in Ann Arbor.
M Gianluca Arcangeli, UCF – Coming off the bench against two ACC sides, Arcangeli scored goals against Wake Forest (a 2-1 loss) and North Carolina. The American Athletic side picked up a big 2-1 win over the Tar Heels.
Honorable Mention: M Dylan Teves (Washington), D Alex Cover (Oregon State), F Charlie Wehan (Stanford), F Edward Kizza (Pittsburgh), F Ian Black (Indiana), F Aiden McFadden (Notre Dame), GK William Pulisic (Duke), M Emile Rzepecki (Coastal Carolina), F Lyam MacKinnon (Villanova, D Aime Mabika (Kentucky), M Trevor Koski (Lehigh)