2012 Men's Soccer Players of the Week
October 29, 2012
Jacob Lusczek, Randolph, Jr., Forward
Lusczek, a junior from Fredericksburg, Va., helped the WildCats to a pair of wins in a 2-1 week. Against Randolph-Macon, he assisted on Randolph's first goal and then broke a 1-1 tie in the 59th minute with the would-be game-winner to help the WildCats lock up the fifth seed in the ODAC tournament. In the quarterfinals against Guilford, Lusczek scored Randolph's first goal in the 12th minute as the WildCats went on to win 3-0 and advance to the ODAC semifinals against top-seeded Roanoke.
October 22, 2012
Luke Moore, Lynchburg, So., Forward
Moore, a sophomore from Richmond, Va., recorded a seven-point week in leading the Hornets to a 2-0 showing with a pair of conference wins. In a 2-0 win over Guilford on Wednesday, Moore scored the game's first goal and assisted on LC's second tally. The 2011 ODAC Rookie of the Year scored twice over the weekend, leading Lynchburg to a 4-0 triumph over Bridgewater. He notched the first two goals against RC, including a 30-yard strike to put LC up 2-0. Moore now has seven goals towards 15 points on the season.
October 15, 2012
Robert Stephens, Hampden-Sydney, So., Forward
Stephens, a sophomore from Williamsburg, Va., scored three goals and posted one assist en route to helping the Tigers topple two of the top teams in the ODAC this week. Against a Lynchburg team that had allowed only one goal in ODAC play and was coming off five straight shutouts, Stephens scored twice on the Hornets and assisted on the third score in a 3-0 H-SC win. He followed up against Bridgewater with one goal in a second 3-0 triumph for the Tigers. Stephens has scored all 13 of his points this season in the last three games, all ODAC contests.
October 8, 2012
Freddy Gomez, Guilford, Sr., Forward
Gomez, a senior from Valparaiso, Chile, extended his goal-scoring streak to four games with three goals in Guilford's two ODAC contests last week. In the first game of the week, Gomez scored twice in the Quakers' 4-1 win over Emory & Henry. He followed that with his league-best 10th tally of the year in a 2-1 road loss to Bridgewater. Gomez moved into second place among Guilford's career leaders in goals with 40, five shy of the school record.
October 1, 2012
Brian Cornell, Virginia Wesleyan, Jr., Midfielder
Cornell, a junior from Front Royal, Va., enjoyed his best offensive game as a VWC player, producing a hat trick with three goals in a 4-2 win at Emory & Henry. He recorded his first tally just 1:31 into the contest, and then made it 2-0 in the 12th minute. E&H pulled back to within one goal twice at 2-1 and 3-2 before Cornell put the game away with this third score in the 65th minute. Cornell is the first VWC player to score three goals in a game since 2009 when Clay Price turned the trick at N.C. Wesleyan.
September 24, 2012
Max Quellhorst, Washington and Lee, So., Midfielder
Quellhorst, a sophomore from Centerville, Ohio, helped Washington and Lee to a 2-0 week as he had an assist on the second goal in a 3-0 win over Virginia Wesleyan, and then followed that with the lone goal of the game in the 69th minute for a 1-0 win over Hampden-Sydney. The goal and the assist were the first two of the season for the second-year midfielder.
September 17, 2012
Kevin Gorman, Bridgewater, Senior, Forward
Gorman, a senior from Annapolis, Md., helped the Eagles to a 2-0 week and extend their winning streak to five straight games. Gorman notched all three goals in a 3-1 non-conference win over Stevenson on Wednesday. His goals came in an 11-minute span late in the second half. He scored twice in the 76th minute and added a third in the 88th minute before Stevenson regrouped with its lone tally 1:04 from full time. On Saturday, Gorman helped BC claw back from a 2-0 deficit against Randolph College in the ODAC opener. His assist on Daniel Visone's goal tied the game in the 76th minute. For the season, Gorman is second in the ODAC in points (11) and tied for second with four goals.
September 10, 2012
Sawyer Janes, Bridgewater, Junior, Forward
Janes, a junior from Waynesboro, Va., put together a banner week that included a pair of game-deciding goals. In a 2-1 over Southern Virginia, Janes put the Eagles up 2-0 in the 67th minute with his first goal of the season. He followed with a game-tying assist in the Eagles' eventual victory over St. Mary's, 2-1. On Sunday, Janes helped the Eagles to their third straight 2-1 triumph as he unlocked a 1-1 game by slotting his shot over the Salisbury keeper in the 72nd minute to push the Eagles ahead of the 12th-ranked Sea Gulls.
September 4, 2012
Zach Colby, Washington and Lee, Sophomore, Midfielder
Colby, a sophomore from Prairie Village, Kans., burst on the scene with five goals in a pair of season-opening victories for the Generals. He paced W&L with two goals in a 3-0 win over Moravian in the first contest of the year. He backed that up with with a hat-trick in which he cashed in the game-winner win a 4-2 triumph over Bethany (W.Va.).