Walker Earns Spot on College Soccer News National Team

Will Walker scored both of his goals against nationally-ranked Saint Louis.

Will Walker scored both of his goals against nationally-ranked Saint Louis.

Oct. 8, 2012

CINCINNATI - Xavier men's soccer midfielder Will Walker earned a spot on the College Soccer News National Team of the Week after posting two goals in a 3-2 victory over nationally-ranked Saint Louis last week.

The award is the first national honor for the sophomore from Batavia, Ohio and the third national team honor bestowed on a Xavier play this year. Walker was also named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week by College Sports Madness.

Walker's first goal came on an arching shot just 23 seconds after Saint Louis took the lead in the opening minute. He followed it with a goal seven minutes later to put the Musketeers ahead. It was Walker's first multi-goal game of his career and the sixth recorded by a Musketeer this year. In two years he has seven-career goals and eight-career assists.

Xavier, who was ranked 17th in the nation last week by NSCAA and 14th by Soccer America last Monday, swept the opening weekend of Atlantic 10 play and are one of six unbeaten teams in the nation. The Musketeers (9-0-2) return to the pitch on Friday when they host Dayton.

Luke Spencer earned a spot on the College Soccer News team at the beginning of the year and goalkeeper Justin Marshall landed on the TopDrawerSoccer.com team of the week two weeks ago.