CAA Men's Soccer

CAA Men's Soccer Report | Oct. 18, 2022

CAA Men's Soccer Report | Oct. 18, 2022

Catch up on the CAA men's soccer weekly news, notes and awards.

Oct 19, 2022 by FloFC Staff
CAA Men's Soccer Report | Oct. 18, 2022

Catch up on the CAA men's soccer weekly news, notes and awards.


Tuesday, Oct. 11
New Hampshire 2, Northeastern 1
William & Mary 2, 10/8 Wake Forest 1
Hofstra 4, Saint Joseph’s 0
UMBC 4, Delaware 2
Penn 3, Monmouth 0
Charleston 0, NC State 0
Queens (N.C.) 2, UNCW 0

Wednesday, Oct. 12
Rutgers 2, Stony Brook 0

Saturday, Oct. 15
Charleston 1, Northeastern 0 *
Monmouth 1, Drexel 1 *
Elon 3,  Hofstra 1 *
UNCW 2, William & Mary 0 *
Delaware 3, Stony Brook 2 *

Tuesday, Oct. 18
UNCW at George Mason (ESPN+), 4 p.m.
Penn at Drexel (FloFC), 5 p.m.
Boston University at Northeastern (FloFC), 6 p.m.
Charleston at Winthrop (ESPN+), 6 p.m.
North Carolina at Elon (FloFC), 7 p.m.
Stony Brook at Temple (ESPN+), 7 p.m.
Hofstra at Virginia (ACC Network), 7 p.m.
William & Mary at NC State (ESPN+), 7 p.m.
American at Delaware (FloFC), 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 22
William & Mary at Northeastern * (FloFC), 1 p.m.
Charleston at Elon * (FloFC), 1 p.m.
Hofstra at Drexel * (FloFC), 1 p.m.
Stony Brook at UNCW * (FloFC), 2 p.m.
Delaware at Monmouth * (FloFC), 7 p.m.



Scott Vatne, Elon

Sophomore | Midfield | Klepp, Norway / Bryne Videregaende Skole

Vatne contributed a goal and an assist to lift Elon to a 3-1 victory at Hofstra in a battle for first place. 

The sophomore from Norway set up Victor Stromsten to make it 2-0 Elon in the 80th minute and scored a goal of his own 114 seconds later for an insurmountable advantage in a rematch of the 2021 CAA Championship final.


Steven Cahill, Charleston

Graduate Student | Midfielder | Cambridge, England / Bottisham Village College

Cahill spearheaded a Charleston defense that recorded a pair of shutouts last week with a scoreless draw against NC State and 1-0 win over Northeastern. 

He played all 180 minutes and helped Charleston stay undefeated (5-0-2) at Patriots Point this fall.


Lucas Caldas, William & Mary

Freshman | Forward | Sterling, Virginia / Dominion
Caldas’ first career goal propelled William & Mary to a 2-1 win over No. 10 Wake Forest on Tuesday night in Williamsburg. 

The freshman from Loudoun County slid home the game-winner in the 75th minute for the CAA’s first win over an ACC opponent this fall.


Sam Donnellan, Delaware

Freshman | Forward | Newcastle, Australia

Donnellan’s second-half brace kept Delaware’s postseason hopes alive in a 3-2 win over Stony Brook. 

The freshman from Australia broke a 1-1 tie early in the second half and struck again seven minutes later with what would prove to be the game-winner.


Offensive Player of the Week

Aug. 29: Diba Nwegbo, William & Mary
Sept. 5: Kameron Blaise, Stony Brook
Sept. 12: Eliot Goldthorp, Hofstra
Sept. 19: Leonardo D’Ambrosio, Charleston
Sept. 26: Harrison Coron, Drexel
Oct. 3: Chris Elliott, Charleston
Oct. 10: Eliot Goldthorp, Hofstra
Oct. 17: Scott Vatne, Elon

Defensive Player of the Week

Aug. 29: Ryan Bilichuk, Elon
Sept. 5: Olly Marshall, Charleston; Gabriel Perrotta, UNCW
Sept. 12: Vemund Hole Vik, Elon
Sept. 19: Kasper Lehm, Elon
Sept. 26: Wessel Speel, Hofstra
Oct. 3: Myson Darden, Elon
Oct. 10: Edmond Kaiser, Stony Brook
Oct. 17: Steven Cahill, Charleston

Rookie of the Week

Aug. 29: Eryk Dymora, Monmouth
Sept. 5: Fraser Brown, Northeastern
Sept. 12: Webb Kosich, William & Mary
Sept. 19: Sam Donnellan, Delaware
Sept. 26: Sam Donnellan, Delaware
Oct. 3: Eryk Dymora, Monmouth; Ethan Newsome, UNCW
Oct. 10: Jon Jelercic, Stony Brook
Oct. 17: Lucas Caldas, William & Mary; Sam Donnellan, Delaware



Elon’s 3-1 victory at Hofstra in Saturday’s rematch of the 2021 CAA final put the Phoenix alone in first place and clinched a CAA Championship berth for this November. 

UNCW also earned a spot in the six-team field with a victory, while Hofstra punched its ticket by virtue of tiebreakers.

The remaining seven teams are mathematically in contention, with two games remaining. 

Drexel, Charleston and William & Mary would be the teams in if the season ended today, but Monmouth, Northeastern, Stony Brook and Delaware still have opportunities to move up during the season’s last two Saturdays.

UNCW’s tournament berth is its conference-record 27th into the CAA Championship.


William & Mary defeated No. 10 Wake Forest last Tuesday, and Charleston earned a scoreless draw against NC State. The Tribe’s victory was its eighth over an ACC team in the last 13 seasons.

Three CAA teams face ACC opponents this Tuesday, with Elon hosting North Carolina, William & Mary headed to NC State and Hofstra facing No. 24 Virginia in a nationally televised game on ACC Network. In other action, Drexel hosts No. 16 Penn.


The CAA is the No. 9 conference in this week’s NCAA RPI. Elon leads the way at 33 while Hofstra is at 44.

The conference is 6-1-4 against the No. 8 league, the Atlantic 10.


CAA defenses and goalkeepers have been among some of the nation’s best in 2022.

UNCW’s Gabriel Perrotta ranks ninth nationally with an .844 save percentage, while Elon’s Ryan Bilichuk is 21st at .812.

Bilichuk is seventh in the nation with a 0.500 goals-against average and Elon has earned Defensive Player of the Week in four of the season’s first seven weeks thanks to four different players - Bilichuk, Vemund Hole Vik, Kasper Lehm, and Myson Darden.

Bilichuk leads the nation with eight shutouts, while Monmouth’s Eryk Dymora and Perrotta are tied for eighth with six each. Perrotta broke UNCW’s career shutouts record on Saturday.


Hofstra’s Eliot Goldthorp is tied for second in the nation in goals (10), points (23) and game-winning goals (five).

Goldthorp’s first goal in a Hofstra uniform was an opening-night game-winner at 89:59 that earned a spot on SportsCenter.