After a breakout sophomore season, goals haven't come as easily for Connor Maloney this season, but he showed that he stills has the scoring touch with a brace against Penn in West Philadelphia on September 23. The goals were his second and third of the season in seven games.
Maloney was one of three college players with Union Academy experience to register a brace in the fifth week of the season.
Darius Madison continued his impressive form on his new team with a brace in UMBC's comeback 3-2 win over George Washington on September 22 and also registered assists in wins over George Mason on Saturday and Howard on Tuesday night. His efforts won him the America East Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. The senior now has five goals - three of those game-winners - and three assists on the season.
Sebastian Elney had a brace in a 4-1 win over Wisconsin on Sunday and scored the lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Georgetown on September 23. The Maryland freshman now has six goals on the year to lead all Union Academy alums in the college ranks.
Keys brothers register clean sheets in scoreless draw; Chidi Iloka honored
Freshman goalkeeper Cameron Keys made his first career start for La Salle against older brother Logan Keys on Saturday and both came up with four saves to record shutouts. The clean sheet was the second of the season for the elder Keys. Unfortunately, La Salle freshman defender Garrett Keys didn't make it into the match.
Speaking of brothers, Naval Academy junior defender Mark Shiiba scored his first career goal in a 3-2 loss to William & Mary on September 22, giving he and brother Thomas Shiiba both a goal each on the season.
Kean University (Division III) freshman Chidi Iloka won NJAC Defensive Player of the week honors after a week that saw him make seven saves and record two clean sheets. The rookie, who backed up Cameron Keys on the U-18 Academy team last season, has conceded only once in five games this season and currently leads the NJAC with a .923 save percentage.
Campbell scores winner in Big East opener for Georgetown; Campbell and Pratzner anchor Midwest defenses
Junior Forward Brett Campbell scored the lone goal in Georgetown's 1-0 win over Providence, a College Cup team last season, to open Big East play on Saturday. The goal was the third of the season for Campbell, who played 31 minutes in the match off the bench and the second clean sheet of the season for Keegan Rosenberry and the Hoyas defense.
Louisville senior defender Shane Campbell is back to full fitness after an early season injury, playing the full 90 minutes at center back for the Cardinals in a 4-0 win over Quincy Thomas and Memphis on September 22 and a 1-0 loss to Ohio State in rain-soaked Columbus on Tuesday night.
Todd Pratzner and the Xavier defense pitched two more shutouts in wins over DePaul and IPFW. The Musketeers have four straight shutouts and six on the season. As a team, they've allowed just six goals in nine games this season.
McConnell, Storm and Greer record assists
Indiana defender Billy McConnell recorded his second assist of the season in the Hoosiers' 3-0 win over Evansville on September 23. The junior has started all nine games for the Hoosiers at right back this season and has only subbed out twice.
North Carolina junior defender Colton Storm was on the scoreboard for the second straight game with an assist in North Carolina's 2-1 win over Duke on Saturday.
Dartmouth sophomore forward Matthew Greer delivered his second game-winning assist of the season in the 83rd minute of a 3-0 win over Hofstra on Saturday.