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TDS Men's Team of the Week: Sept. 18-24

Article Written by TopDrawerSoccer
Published: September 26, 2017

Despite missing the opening three games of the 2017 season, Alan Winn has already set a career high in goals scored.

The senior striker’s coming into form at just the right time for North Carolina, as his three-goal haul over the past week led the Tar Heels to wins against George Washington and Virginia.

Player of the Week: Alan Winn, North Carolina

With the trio of goals, he now has seven tallies from just six appearances, eclipsing his previous career high of six goals nabbed during the 2015 campaign. See who joins the former U.S. U17 MNT forward on the latest Team of the Week.

Men’s Team of the Week (September 18-24)

GK Jimmy Hague, Michigan State – Friday night’s Big Ten action served up an extremely entertaining 0-0 battle between the Spartans and Maryland. The Top 10 tilt finished scoreless thanks in large part to Hague’s seven stops, including a tremendous double save in the second half.

D Donovan Pines, Maryland – On the other end of the field, the sophomore center back Pines logged the full 110 minutes, keeping the Spartans offense silent in a clash where the Terps outshot Michigan State 20-9. The defender made a number of interventions, both aerially and on the ground, the limit the danger in front of Dayne St. Clair.

D Wyatt Omsberg, Dartmouth – One of a handful of impressive senior center backs, Omsberg led the Big Green to a 1-0 shutout win over Massachusetts-Lowell last Wednesday, and got himself on the score sheet in a 5-2 victory against Vermont over the weekend. Dartmouth is rolling ahead of this weekend’s Ivy League opener against Princeton, with five straight wins in a row.

D David Enstrom, St. John's – The Red Storm quietly continue to lay the foundation for a strong Big East season, defeating Xavier by a 3-0 score over the weekend. Enstrom, a transfer from Buffalo, led the back line to a clean sheet, logging 90 minutes in the win.

D Lennart Hein, Saint Louis – After a sputtering start to the season, Saint Louis picked up its biggest win so far, blanking Stanford 2-0 on home turf. The Billiken defender logged the full 90, limiting the Cardinal to just a single shot on target.

M Phillip Goodrum, UNC Wilmington – The sophomore’s first multi-goal game of his career elevated UNCW to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory against William & Mary.

M Francesco Amorosino, VCU – Another team looking to jump-start its campaign, Amorosino grabbed the game-winning goal over the weekend as VCU picked up a significant road win, defeating Coastal Carolina by a 1-0 score.

F David Egbo, Akron – Entering off the bench, Egbo helped spark the Zips to a 5-0 win. The freshman forward scored once and added an assist as Akron enjoyed its best performance from the season so far.

F Derek Dodson, Georgetown – Dodson was another freshman striker to deliver in the clutch. Last week, he played a part in the buildup to a late equalizer for the Hoyas, they won 3-2 in overtime against Stony Brook. Dodson scored both goals in a 2-1 road win over DePaul, as he continues to come off the bench and make things happen.

F Jay McIntosh, Western Michigan – Involved in both wins for WMU last week, McIntosh setup the winning goal against Michigan on Wednesday, and netted the game-winning goal in a 2-0 victory over UMBC on the road.

F Alan Winn, North Carolina – The Player of the Week is evolving into the much-needed go-to presence in front of goal that the Tar Heels need to compete for a national title.

Honorable Mention: F Jack Shearer (St. John's), F Daniel Musovski (UNLV), F Diego Campos (Clemson), F Jon Bakero (Wake Forest), M Handwalla Bwana (Washington), M Sean Bowman (San Francisco)

 
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