It was a week for the forwards in Men’s Division I soccer. There were hat tricks and multiple goal games across the board. The significant offense output was enough to get a number of players on the list, but it was a standout in the Bay Area who claimed the top honor as Player of the Week.
TDS Player of the Week: Christian Thierjung, California
TDS Team of the Week (Sept. 12-18)
GK Jonny Sutherland, East Tennessee State - The sophomore goalkeeper made six saves over the course of two games as he helped the Bucs pick up two wins over the past week. Sutherland’s play helped ETSU shut out UNC on Tuesday to pull off the upset over the previously undefeated Tar Heels.
D Bradley Centala, Michigan State - The defender played all 90 minutes and scored the game-winning goal in Michigan State’s 1-0 win over Michigan on Sunday. Centala also helped the defense secure a shutout against Oakland last week.
M Jacori Hayes, Wake Forest - Hayes logged an assist in the 2-0 win over Duke on Friday as Wake Forest pushed its shut out streak to five games in a row. The Demon Deacs leaned on Hayes and the rest of the midfielder to help shut out the Blue Devils.
M Grant Stoneman, Loyola-Chicago - Stoneman struck for the third game in a row as Loyola topped Drake last week 1-0. Stoneman leads the team in goals scored this season with three.
M Ozzie Ramos, Seattle - Ramos scored the equalizer for Seattle in a 2-1 win over College of Charleston on Friday. He followed that up with two assists in the 4-0 win over Davidson on Sunday.
M Tucker Bone, Air Force - Bone contributed assists in both of Air Force’s wins over the past week. Bone’s second assist came in the 4-3 win over San Francisco on Sunday. He provided the opportunity for the game-winner with just over one minute left in the game.
F Christian Thierjung, California - Thierjung scored five goals in California’s 6-2 win over Harvard on Sunday. The senior also scored a goal in the 2-0 win over Omaha, which gave him six goals for the past week.
F Riggs Lennon, Creighton - Lennon scored his first three goals of the season this past week. The forward from Arizona scored once against UMKC during the midweek game. He added two more over the weekend in the league game against Seton Hall.
F Gordon Wild, Maryland - Wild finished the week with three goals from two games. The sophomore striker netted the game-winner in overtime against Penn State on Sunday in Big Ten play for the Terps. Wild scored the opener against Rutgers.
F Albert Ruiz, Florida Gulf Coast(m) - Ruiz scored a hat trick against UNC Wilmington last week in the Eagles’ 5-0 win. Ruiz has seven goals this season for the Eagles as the junior leads the way for FGCU.
F Blake Elder, Denver - Elder scored a goal in each of Denver’s wins this past week. Elder netted the second goal in the 2-0 win over Saint Louis. Elder followed that up with the game-winner against North Florida on Saturday.