Notebook: Lynn Takes Top Spot
RISING TO THE TOP: Lynn University jumped to No. 1 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/adidas Top 25 after downing Florida Tech, 8-0, and then-No. 14 New York Tech, 3-0, last weekend.
Lee Paul Scroggins scored four goals and assisted on another for the Knights as he garnered Sunshine State Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors. The midfielder from Bolden, England, leads Lynn with seven goals and 16 points in five games.
The Knights have outscored opponents 21-2 as theyve compiled a 5-0-0 record. Lynn leads the nation in scoring offense with 4.20 goals per game.
CLIMBING THE RANKS: West Texas A&M vaulted 10 spots to No. 11 in the latest NSCAA/adidas national rankings after handing then-No. 5 Midwestern State University a 3-0 loss on Sept. 18.
The Buffs are 5-0-0 for the first time since 1999, and have posted four shutouts in five games.
Freshman goalkeeper Shawn Carr has not allowed a goal the 430:49 minutes he has played this season. He is the only goalie in the nation with a 0.00 goals against average, and the Buffs rank first as a team with a 0.20 GAA.
PIONEERING POST: Freshman midfielder Julian Escobar scored a goal in each of C.W. Posts three wins last week as the Pioneers extended their unbeaten streak to seven games. The Pioneers jumped 11 spots to No. 12 in the latest NSCAA/adidas poll for their achievements.
Escobar netted the game-winning goal in a 1-0 double overtime victory over Bridgeport on Sept. 14, and contributed goals in the Pioneers victories at Golden-Beacom and Concordia to earn both New York Collegiate Athletic Association Player and Rookie of the Week honors.
Pioneer junior Rocco Morelli kept opponents in check with a 0.63 goals against average and a .833 save percentage as he was selected the leagues Goalkeeper of the Week for the second straight time.
BEAR MINIMUM: The University of Central Arkansas swept the Gulf South Conference weekly honors after edging then-No. 11 Barry, 2-1, on Sept. 18. The Bears are 6-1-0 and ranked 10th in the nation.
Forward Matt Marlin, a sophomore from North Little Rock, Ark., earned the leagues Offensive Player of the Week honor by scoring the game-winning goal and assisting on the second score against Barry.
Goalkeeper Chris Murphy made three saves and held Barry to one goal to earn the conferences defensive weekly award.
NOTABLE: John Cunliffe netted the game-winning goal in Fort Lewis Colleges 1-0 win against Colorado State University-Pueblo on Sept. 18. It was Cunliffes sixth goal of the year, and second game-winner, as the Skyhawks remained undefeated. He ranks third in the nation with 3.60 points per game, and tops the NCAA statistics with 1.20 assists per game ¦ St. Leo University junior forward Asmir Pervan is the nations leading scorer with 13 goals (1.86 per game), and 4.00 points per game ¦ Morten Jensen contributed a pair of goals and one assist as No. 3 Dowling College downed then-No. 24 Southern New Hampshire, 3-2, on Sept. 17. Jensen leads the Golden Lions with four goals and 10 points on the season.