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Six named NSCAA College Players of the Week

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Via NSCAA) – Two NCAA Division I players, two NCAA Division II players, and two NCAA Division III players have been named NSCAA College Players of the Week for their on field performance the week of October 4 through October 9.

Loyola University Maryland freshman forward Brian Saramago, University of California junior goalkeeper Emily Boyd, Pfeiffer University senior forward Nathan Regis, University of North Georgia junior forward Rachel VanHorn, SUNY Oneonta freshman goalkeeper Ryan Wilson, and Cazenovia College junior goalkeeper Lauren Gee earned this week’s honors.

The NSCAA College Players of the Week are announced every Tuesday throughout the fall college regular season on Winners will include a men’s and women’s winner from all three NCAA divisions.

The next announcement of the NSCAA College Players of the Week will be Tuesday, Oct. 18.

NCAA Division I Men’s Winner

Brian Saramago
Loyola University Maryland
Freshman Forward
New Hyde Park, N.Y.

Saramago helped lead his Loyola University Maryland team to a major win on the week, tallying seven more points for his opening season. The freshman forward had a hand in all four of Loyola’s goals for the week, recording an assist on the game-winning goal in the Greyhounds 1-0 blanking of American University. He then went on to record his first hat trick in Loyola’s 3-3 double-overtime time against Boston Universit. Saramago has helped the Greyhounds to a five-game unbeaten streak.

NCAA Division I Women’s Winner

Emily Boyd
University of California
Junior Goalkeeper
Seattle, Wash.

Boyd stood strong in goal this week, helping her #14 ranked University of California team to a 1-0-1 record for the week. The junior goalkeeper recorded 19 saves on the week in her 180 minutes of play. She set a career high for saves in California’s match against #10 ranked UCLA that notched Boyd 11 saves and ended in a 1-1 double-overtime tie. She then went on to record eight more saves and her 9th shutout of the season in California’s 1-0 upset of #7 ranked USC. Boyd’s season shutout record currently sits at 11.

NCAA Division II Men’s Winner

Nathan Regis
Pfeiffer University
Senior Forward
Arima, Trinidad and Tobago

Regis helped lead his #21 ranked Pfeiffer University team to two major wins on the week, tallying six points for himself. The senior forward recorded three goals on the week, scoring the first two in the Falcons 6-0 blanking of the University of Mount Olive. He then went on to score the game-winning goal in Pfeiffer’s 1-0 defeat of North Greenville University. Regis currently leads Conference Carolinas in points with 24 as well as game-winning goals with five. He currently ranks second in the conference for goals with ten.

NCAA Division II Women’s Winner

Rachel VanHorn
University of North Georgia
Junior Forward
Marietta, Ga.

VanHorn led her #16 ranked University of North Georgia team to two major wins on the week, tallying nine more points for herself on the season. The junior forward scored four of the Nighthawks’ six goals on the week, the first two, including the game-winner, came in the Nighthawks 3-2 overtime win over Lander University. She also recorded an assist on UNG’s first score of the match. VanHorn then went on to record the first and third goals in North Georgia’s 3-1 win over Montevallo University. VanHorn now leads the PBC with eight goals on the season and 19 points.

NCAA Division III Men’s Winner

Ryan Wilson
SUNY Oneonta
Freshman Goalkeeper
Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Wilson held strong between the posts to help lead his #22 ranked SUNY Oneonta team to a pair of shutout wins on the week, running his personal unbeaten streak to 11 games. The freshman goalkeeper recorded three saves in his 180 minutes of play, recording the first shutout in a 3-0 blanking of SUNY Plattsburgh. the Oneonta team then went on to notch a 4-0 blanking of SUNY Potsdam. Wilson has now strung together three straight shutouts this season.

NCAA Division III Women’s Winner

Lauren Gee
Cazenovia College
Junior Goalkeeper
Seneca Falls, N.Y.

Gee helped lead her Cazenovia College team to a pair of shutout wins on the week, holding strong in goal for 270 minutes and recording 29 saves for the week. The junior goalkeeper kept the Wildcats in the game with 20 saves before falling to SUNY ESF in a heartbreaking 1-0 loss early in the week. She then went on to record two saves in Cazenovia’s 3-0 blanking of Bryn Athyn College before going on to stop seven shots in a 1-0 win over Penn State Abington.

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