Soccer America Men's Player of the Week

Israeli Dori Arad, whose two goals gave Connecticut a 2-0 win over Notre Dame in the Big East Tournament final, is the Soccer America Men's Player of the Week for games played Nov. 12-18.

ARAD PROFILE

Arad's goals, which gave him three at the Big East final four, were scored 10 minutes apart in the first half. Both were scored on headers off corner kicks, the first taken by Jamaica international Akeem Priestley and the second by Mike Pezza. Arad's goals were his first three of the season.

With the Big East title, UConn finished the season first in the Soccer America Men's Top 25.

MEN'S TEAMS OF THE WEEK

Week 11: Nov. 5-11
Player of the Week: 
Sherron Manswell, Boston College

Week 10: Oct. 29-Nov. 4
Player of the WeekStephen King, Maryland

Week 9: Oct. 22-28
Player of the Week: 
Alejandro Bedoya, Boston College

Week 8: Oct. 15-21
Player of the Week: 
Michael Lahoud, Wake Forest

Week 7: Oct. 8-14
Player of the Week:
Spencer Thompson, Michigan State

Week 6: Oct. 1-7
Player of the Week: Chris Pontius, UC Santa Barbara

Week 5: Sept. 24-30
Player of the Week: Julius James, Connecticut

Week 4: Sept. 17-23
Player of the Week:
Carl Pett, Northwestern

Week 3: Sept. 10-16
Player of the Week: 
Sherron Manswell, Boston College

Week 2: Sept. 4-9
Player of the Week: Jason Friel, Villanova

Week 1: Aug. 31-Sept. 3
Player of the Week: Stephen King, Maryland

Soccer America Women's Player of the Week

Sophomore Nikki Washington, who scored in all three games for North Carolina en route to its 18th ACC tournament title in 21 years, is the Soccer America Women's Player of the Week for games played Nov. 5-11.

WASHINGTON PROFILE

Washington went into the ACC Tournament with only two goals, scored for the Tar Heels as they defeated Clemson, 3-0, in the quarterfinals, tied Virginia, 1-1, in the semifinals (advancing on penalty kicks, 4-2) and beating Florida State in the final, 1-0.

Washington, the Tournament Most Valuable Player, reached out and deflected freshman Meghan Klingenberg's pass past Seminole keeper Erin McNulty for the only goal of the final.

Soccer America Women's Team of the Week

Among the members of the Soccer America Women's Team of the Week are Chelsea Deptula (Hawaii), Ashley Berra (Memphis) and Katie McCoy (Sacramento State), whose play helped their teams earn their first NCAA Tournament bids. For the complete Team of the Week for games played Nov. 5-11 ...

GOALKEEPER
Kerri Butler, West Virginia (Fr.)

DEFENDERS
Chelsea Deptula
, Hawaii (Fr.)
Kasey Moore, Texas (Jr.)
Sue Weber, Hofstra (Sr.)

MIDFIELDERS
Shauna Stapleton, Purdue (Jr.)
Nikki Washington, North Carolina (Soph.)

FORWARDS
Danesha Adams, UCLA (Sr.)
Ashley Berra
, Memphis (Fr.)
Stacy Bishop
, Florida (Sr.)
Marcy Gans, Creighton (Jr.)
Katie McCoy, Sacramento State (Sr.)

WOMEN'S TEAMS OF THE WEEK

Week 10: Oct. 29-Nov. 4
Player of the WeekAshlee Pistorius, Texas A&M

Week 9: Oct. 22-28
Player of the WeekMichelle Enyeart, Portland

Week 8: Oct. 15-21
Player of the Week: Lauren Cheney, UCLA

Week 7: Oct. 8-14

Player of the Week: Brittany Bock, Notre Dame

Week 6: Oct. 1-7
Player of the Week: Michelle Makasini, LSU

Week 5: Sept. 24-30
Player of the Week: Alex Morgan, California

Week 4: Sept. 17-23
Player of the Week: Lauren Cheney, UCLA

Week 3: Sept. 10-16
Player of the Week: Shannon Foley, Virginia

Week 2: Sept. 4-9

Player of the Week: Shauna Stapleton, Purdue

Week 1: Aug. 31-Sept. 3
Player of the Week: Lindsay Thorstenson, South Carolina

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