MAC Men's Soccer Co-Player of the Week
Aodhan Quinn, The University of Akron, Midfielder
Senior, San Diego, Calif.
Senior Aodhan Quinn, who was named to the National Team of the Week by College Soccer News this morning, rallied the No. 9 Zips to a 2-1, double-overtime victory against No. 11 Penn State last week at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. With Akron trailing 1-0 late in the second half, Quinn leveled things up in the 83rd minute on a free kick goal that sailed into the upper right 90 from straight on . Then, with less than five minutes remaining in the second overtime period, he ended the match with a highlight-reel worthy strike off another restart. His bending free kick from the right side of the pitch sailed across the goal from 20 yards out and tucked just under the cross bar and inside the far post. It was Quinn's first multiple-goal scoring performance of the season and his third game-winning goal of the year. The California-native then played all 104 minutes, putting three shots on net, of Akron's 2-1, double-overtime win at Western Michigan Saturday that clinched the program's ninth consecutive MAC Regular Season title.
Ryan Comiskey, Bowling Green, Forward
Senior; Grantville, Pa. (Northern Lebanon)
Bowling Green senior forward Ryan Comiskey ended his career with a bang, scoring a total of four goals as BG posted a win and a tie in two games last week. Comiskey had the first two-goal game of his career in Tuesday’s 8-0 win over IPFW. Then, he had the second such game in his career – and his second in as many games, in the Falcons’ 3-3, double-overtime draw at West Virginia. Against IPFW, Comiskey led all players and shattered his previous career bests with nine total shots and five shots on goal. He scored the Falcons’ second goal of the game in the 18th minutes, then scored BG’s fourth goal in the 58th minute. At WVU, Comiskey twice gave the Falcons the lead, scoring the first goal of the night with just 2:54 gone, then giving the Brown and Orange a 2-1 lead at the 22:45 mark. Comiskey ended the season as the Falcons’ scoring leader, with team-best totals of six goals and 13 points. In MAC matches, he led the Falcons in both categories (three goals and six points) despite missing one of the team’s league matches. Comiskey finished his BG career with totals of 12 goals, four assists and 28 points in 67 matches. He scored two goals in each of his first three seasons before matching his previous career total with the six goals this year.
Russell Cicerone, Buffalo, Forward
Freshman, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Russell Cicerone helped the Bulls cap the 2013 season on a positive note, helping the team overcome a 2-0 hole on the road at Northern Illinois and draw even at 3-3 with the Huskies on Saturday. He assisted on Marcus Hanson's opening goal in the 38th minute, then scored a goal on his own in the 74th minute to give UB a brief 3-2 lead for his sixth tally of the season. Cicerone's six goals are the most by a Bull since Mike Unwin's nine in 2009.