October 2, 2013

Corvias ECAC Men's Soccer Players of the Week (for week ending September 29, 2013)


Division I

Co-Offensive Players of the Week

Jamie Dubyoski – U.S. Naval Academy

Sophomore, Forward, Catonsville, Md.

Dubyoski, who was named to the College Soccer News Team of the Week on Monday morning, netted a pair of game-winning goals last week. He scored what stood as the game-winner in the 10th minute of the Mids’ 2-0 clean sheet at ACC foe Virginia Tech on Tuesday. In Saturday’s League opener at home against Boston University, Dubyoski struck again with the game’s only marker in the 28th minute to give Navy a 1-0 triumph. The sophomore from Catonsville, Md., is riding a four-game goal-scoring streak, and has six goals and 13 points on the year.

Cameron Porter – Princeton University

Junior, Midfielder, Centerville, Ohio 

Porter was a scoring machine on Friday, recording a six-point night and having a hand in all four goals as the Tigers beat Florida International, 4-2. Porter’s six-point performance was the first by a Tiger since 2009. He scored midway through the first half to give Princeton a 1-0 lead. Porter then added a pair of assists less than two minutes apart early in the second half to make it 3-0, helping a pair of Thomas Sanner goals. Porter later made it 4-0 when he scored with 17:40 to play. He is the first Tiger to earn Player of the Week honors since Benjamin Burton in November 2010. 

Defensive Player of the Week

Evan Heroux – Colgate University

Junior, Defense, Westfield, NJ

Heroux played an excellent all-around game on Saturday, contributing at key times on both sides of the ball to give the Raiders a 1-0 victory over defending Patriot League champion Lafayette. He tallied the game’s only goal in the 55th minute following a corner kick. Ethan Kutler played a high ball into the box that was headed by Frankie Bergonzi before Heroux headed a redirection into the net. With 15 minutes remaining in the game Heroux came up with a huge defensive play, blocking the net from an Andrew Gonzalez one-timer after a free kick to preserve the lead.


Division II

Offensive Player of the Week

Haakon Sulheim – Caldwell College

Freshman, Forward, Lillehammer, Norway

Sulheim recorded a hat trick, including the game-winning goal in overtime, in a 4-3 victory at Concordia on Tuesday. His header off a corner kick from Evan Teitelbaum in the 99th minute proved to be the difference in the win over the Clippers.

Defensive Player of the Week

Lee Middleton – University of Bridgeport

Senior, Defense, Newcastle, England

Middleton was outstanding as he helped the Purple Knights pick up their first win of the 2013 season with a 2-0 triumph over No. 18 Mercy College on Saturday evening. Lee scored the game-winning goal just 1:59 into the match, and he also helped the Bridgeport defense limited the high-scoring Mavericks to only six shots on the night as UB picked up the shutout.


Division III New England

Offensive Player of the Week

Jake Bartnik – Western New England University

Senior, Forward, East Longmeadow, Mass.

Bartnik recorded two game-winning goals to help lead the Golden Bears to a 2-0 week, including a conference victory and a win over a regionally ranked team. In a 1-0 win over No. 5 Wesleyan (Conn.), Bartnik scored the lone goal avenging a 1-0 loss last season. The forward then scored the first goal of the game in a 2-0 win over Nichols, handing the Bison their first loss in nine starts this season. Currently, he leads the Golden Bears with seven goals, 14 points, 23 shots and 13 shots on goal.


Co-Defensive Players of the Week

Kevin Parma – Western New England University

Senior, Defender, Peconic, N.Y.

Parma anchored a defensive unit that notched two shutouts in a 2-0 week for the Golden Bears. The defender helped Western New England hold both opponents to 12 shots in each match, while allowing only eight shots on goal.  The senior’s defense helped avenge last year's 1-0 loss to perennial NCAA tournament participant Wesleyan as the Golden Bears won 1-0.  Parma recorded a goal in Western New England’s 2-0 conference win over Nichols, which was the Bisons’ first loss in nine outings of 2013.


Ramazan Sinani – Mitchell College

Junior, Goalkeeper, Waterbury, Conn. 

Sinani recorded a pair of shutouts last week to help the Mariners to consecutive 1-0 victories over Albertus Magnus College and Elms College. He made 10 saves in the win at Albertus and followed that up with nine in NECC play against Elms, including a diving stop in the 75th minute to keep the match scoreless.


Division III Metro

Co-Offensive Players of the Week

Victor Telpshev – Baruch College

Senior, Midfielder, Senior, Kiryat Gat, Israel

Over two games this week, the former CUNYAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year scored four goals as the Bearcats went 2-0 in CUNYAC play. During a 3-1 victory over the CSI Dolphins, the Israeli native scored two goals including the game-winner. He followed up that performance against another strong CUNYAC team in Brooklyn. Versus the Bulldogs, he scored two goals including the game-winner with just a few minutes left in regulation to give Baruch a 4-3 victory.

Mike Ryan – Rutgers University-Camden

Sophomore, Forward, Marlton, NJ

Ryan tallied six points in a 2-0 week of play which extended the No. 3 ranked Scarlet Raptors’ season- opening winning-streak to 11 matches. He opened the week by scoring the game-winning goal during Camden’s 1-0 NJAC victory over rival Rowan. Three days later, he netted both of his team’s goals, including the game-winner in a 2-1 NJAC road win at Kean. Ryan currently leads the NJAC in game-winning goals (5).

Defensive Player of the Week

Vitecha Kochaon – John Jay College

Junior, Goalkeeper, South Pasadena, Calif.

Over two games this week, the California native recorded 15 saves and a shutout as the Bloodhounds went 2-0 in conference play. During a close 1-0 victory over CCNY, he notched 3 saves and the shutout. Versus York, the junior made 12 saves as John Jay went on to win 3-2.


Division III Upstate

Co-Offensive Players of the Week

Marco Paparo – Penn State Abington

Senior, Forward, Elkins Park, Pa.

The senior forward netted three goals on the week to lead Abington to a pair of conference victories, leaving the Nittany Lions a perfect 3-0 in NEAC play.  Paparo found the back of the net twice in a 6-0 win over SUNY Cobleskill Saturday before scoring the game-winning goal during a 1-0 victory over SUNYIT, which handed the Wildcats (6-1-1) their first loss of the season. Paparo is now in a three-way tie for the conference lead in goals (6), while being second in both assists (4) and points (16).  The Nittany Lions are now 7-2 overall. 


Pat Lynch – SUNY Geneseo

Senior, Defense, Canandaigua, N.Y.

 Pat Lynch was credited with the overtime game-winning goal in Geneseo's 3-2 overtime victory over visiting Fredonia on Saturday. The senior captain also was credited with an assist in the Knights' 3-2 overtime win over Buffalo State on Friday.


Defensive Player of the Week

Dan Saint-Pol – Penn State Abington

Senior, Goalkeeper, Perkasie, Pa

The senior goalkeeper recorded two shutouts with 11 saves across two conference victories for the Nittany Lions this past weekend.  Saint-Pol opened play with a six-save shutout during a 6-0 win over SUNY Cobleskill Saturday before registering a five-save shutout in a tight 1-0 win over SUNYIT, which was the Wildcats’ (6-1-1) first loss of the season.  Saint-Pol is now second in the NEAC in both goals allowed (7) and goals-against average (0.92), while being third in save percentage (.821).  The Nittany Lions are 7-2 overall this season.


Division III South

Offensive Player of the Week

Robby Higgins – Juniata College

Junior, Midfielder, Middletown, Pa.

Higgins scored the game-winner in overtime for Juniata’s first win over Scranton in program history. The team is 1-0 for the first time in conference history after Saturday’s win. Higgins also notched the game-winning assist in the Eagles’ midweek victory against Penn State-Altoona.

Defensive Player of the Week

Jonathan Phillips – Juniata College

Freshman, Goalkeeper, Bangor, Pa.

The freshman goalkeeper made five saves in Juniata’s first victory over Scranton in program history. He notched his first complete game shutout having played all 100 minutes in the overtime win.