Rosenthal is player of the week
November 8, 2011
ST. PAUL, Minn. - St. Olaf sophomore David Rosenthal was named the MIAC's men's soccer player of the week after scoring twice in the Oles' MIAC Playoffs championship win, including the game-winner in the second overtime.
Wednesday, Rosenthal helped the Oles start strong against No. 4 Augsburg assisting on the team's first goal and contributing to a 2-1 win to earn the right to host Saturday's title game. In the championship, Rosenthal and St. Olaf found themselves down 2-1 to rival Carleton in the second half, but that's when he took over. Rosenthal scored the game-tying goal to force overtime at the 65:11 mark. Then in the second extra period, he gained control of the ball from about 30 yards out, took a few touches and fired the championship-winning shot in the lower left corner of the net. The two goals gave Rosenthal 14 for the season. He is tied for second in the league with eight assists, and leads all MIAC players with 36 points. With the postseason title, Rosenthal and St. Olaf improved to 16-3-1 overall and secured an automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Tournament. The Oles were the only MIAC team to receive a bid to the NCAA Tournament. They'll open the postseason Saturday with a first-round game against Carroll College (Wis.) in a four-team Regional in Decorah, Iowa. The winner will face the winner of Luther College and North Park University Sunday for a spot in the Sweet 16.