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October 24, 2016
Providence Friars midfielder Julian Gressel

Midfielder Julian Gressel has led the way as the Providence Friars have launched a late-season run that has them in Big East Conference title contention. The Friars won their fifth successive game, taking a 2-1 decision over DePaul as Gressel, the New England Soccer News Men's Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 24, provided a corner kick for Liam Wilson to finish in the first half, then scored the decider on a 51st-minute penalty kick.

Gressel, 22, has scored nine goals, tied for second in the conference with Riggs Lennon (Creighton) behind David Goldsmith (Butler), who has 10. Gressel, a senior from Neustadt an der Aisch in Bavaria, played for Regionaliga teams before enrolling at Providence in 2013.

New England Soccer News Menís College Player of the Week
Week ending Aug. 28: Abdou Mbacke Thiam, UConn Huskies
Week ending Sept. 5: Brian Wright, Vermont Catamounts
Week ending Sept. 12: Danny Griffin, Providence Friars
Week ending Sept. 19: Kwame Awuah, UConn Huskies
Week ending Sept. 26: Abdou Mbacke Thiam, UConn Huskies
Week ending Oct. 3: Abdou Mbacke Thiam, UConn Huskies
Week ending Oct. 10: Julian Gressel, Providence Friars
Week ending Oct. 17: Felix De Bona, Boston University Terriers
Week ending Oct. 24: Julian Gressel, Providence Friars

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