KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April. 6 2021) – United Soccer Coaches announced its College Player of the Week awards on Tuesday afternoon with five student-athletes representing NCAA Divisions I, II, and III.
NCAA Division I Men: Rudi Castro (San Jose State)
NCAA Division I Women: Yazmeen Ryan (TCU)
NCAA Division II Women: McKenzie Buell (Northwest Nazarene)
NCAA Division III Men: Nick Iregui (Westminster College)
NCAA Division III Women: Camille Holzschuh (Westminster College)
San Jose State senior forward Rudi Castro (San Jose, Calif.) assisted on all three goals in a 3-2 overtime win at Utah Valley. Castro leads the nation in assists per match, has led the Spartans to a current six-match unbeaten streak and four-match winning streak, and is one assist away from becoming the first Spartan in 21 years to crack the top-10 on SJSU’s single-season passing list. On the women’s side, TCU senior midfielder Yazmeen Ryan (Norman, Okla.) had a hand in all four goals scored in the Horned Frogs 4-0 victory over Oklahoma State. She assisted on the first and third goals of the game. Ryan’s first goal of the game came off a set piece from just outside the 18. Her second goal was an individual effort from about 25 yards out. She has played a part in all six goals TCU has scored in the spring.
In NCAA Division II, Northwest Nazarene senior midfielder McKenzie Buell (Arlington, Wash.) assisted on three of the four goals in a 4-0 victory against Western Oregon. Buell leads the Nighthawks in assists with seven for the season.
In NCAA Division III for the third week in a row, Westminster College (PA) senior forward Nick Iregui (Gig Harbor, Wash.) extends his Westminster career point’s record to 104 with a goal against Grove City. On the women’s side, Westminster College (PA) junior goalkeeper Camille Holzschuh (Youngstown, Ohio) corralled a game-high ten saves in the complete-game effort against Grove City. This marked Holzschuh’s second game this season with 10+ saves in a contest.
Each Tuesday during the college regular season, United Soccer Coaches selects a men’s and women’s Player of the Week for NCAA Divisions I, II, and III and Junior College competition based on nominations from schools and conferences. Nominations are due every Tuesday by 10 a.m. CT to be considered.