There were a number of jaw dropping results over the course of the last week as teams still try to figure out things through the first stages of the season. There were a few freshmen who looked like they already put it together in the second week.
Marquette freshman Luka Prpa had a week for the record books with four goals and four assists from two games. The newcomer was the start of the show from the past week and earned the title as the TDS Player of the Week.
TDS Player of the Week: Luka Prpa, Marquette
TDS Team of the Week (Aug. 29 - Sept. 4)
GK Robert Moewes, Duke – Moewes made eight saves in the 1-0 win over UCLA on Friday night. The transfer came up big when called upon and he helped Duke escape Westwood with all three points. Moewes has made 15 saves in three games so far.
D Francesco Tiozzo, Winthrop – The freshman center back anchored back-to-back shutouts for Winthrop in the Big South/SCon Challenge. Tiozzo and Wintrhop defeated Mercer 2-0 and then beat Wofford 1-0. The defeder scored the game-winner in the second contest.
D Travis Nicklaw, San Diego State – Nicklaw scored the game-winner for the Aztecs in a 1-0 win over Akron on Friday. The senior defender converted a kick from the spot and the Pac-12 program snagged a win over a top ranked program.
D Miles Robinson, Syracuse – Robinson scored two goals and added an assist in Syracuse’s wild 3-2 win over St. John’s on Sunday night. Robinson also helped anchor the defense to a 3-0 win over Colgate on Thursday as Syracuse is 4-0 to start the season.
D Callum Montgomery, Charlotte – It was a big week for the 49ers. The defense shutout two potent attacks in Hofstra and Rutgers plus the offense ripped off 11 goals between the two games. Montgomery scored three goals between the two games including the game-winner against Hofstra.
M Luka Prpa, Marquette – Prpa was on fire last week with four goals and four assists from two games. The offensive outburst was historic for the Big East program. Marquette has never had a player score two goals and record two assists in back-to-back games in the 53-year history of the program. Prpa, a freshman, led the way for Marquette in wins over NIU and UIC.
F Gordon Wild, Maryland – Wild recorded three goals between two games last week. Wild started the week with a pair of goals in the 5-0 win over Hartford. They were the first two goals of his Maryland career. The sophomore forward added the game-winner on Friday in the 2-1 win over Georgetown. He scored with 44 seconds left in the game to propel Maryland to the win.
F Julio Moncada, UNC Wilmington – The senior forward scored twice in the Seahawks 3-1 win over UMBC on Friday night. Moncada’s two-goal outburst lifted UNCW to the victory on the road as the CAA program starts the season 2-0.
F Timmy Mueller, Oregon State – Mueller scored all three goals for the Beavers in the 3-0 win over San Jose State last week. The junior forward recorded his second hat trick in his collegiate career in the victory. Mueller has scored 20 goals during his time with Oregon State.
F Marco Sunol-Rojas, Charlotte – Sunol-Rojas scored three goals and recorded two assists for the 49ers in wins over Hofstra and Rutgers. Charlotte’s attack was buzzing from the start of the week with a 6-0 win over Hofstra and then a 5-0 thrashing of Rutgers.
F Skyler Milne, Utah Valley – Milne was named the MVP of the Hotels at Grand Prariie Classic at Bradley University after scoring two goals and recording an assist in the 4-2 win over Evansville. He added to that performance with the game-winner against Bradley on Sunday.