September 20, 2011

Women's Soccer Players of the Week - September 18, 2011

Division I

Offensive Player of the Week

Murphee Greeley – Lehigh University
Sophomore, Forward, Devon, Pa.

 Greeley found the net twice against Quinnipiac University for a 4-2 victory on Friday for her first career multiple-goal game. The sophomore entered Sunday’s match against New Jersey Institute of Technology in the 24th minute and scoring three minutes later to give Lehigh a 1-0 lead.  After Lehigh went 2-0 this week, Greeley leads the Mountain Hawks with three goals and seven points. 

Defensive Player of the Week

Caitlin Landsman – Marist College
Junior, Goalkeeper, Burke, Va.

Landsman had a solid weekend for the Red Foxes, posting two consecutive shutouts Cornell University and Lafayette College. Leading the team to a 2-0 win against Cornell, she made three saves in 90 minutes of play, with four saves against Lafayette.  She completed the week with a 2-0 record, 0.00 goals-against average and a 1.000 save percentage in 180 minutes of play. 

Division II

Offensive Player of the Week

Kasey Kenny – University of Bridgeport
Senior, Forward, Staten Island, N.Y.

Kenny scored three goals and had one assist for the Purple Knights as they remained undefeated at 2-0.  She scored two goals against Southern New Hampshire University in a 3-1 victory, and had a goal and an assist in a 2-0 shutout win at Mercy College. The senior leads UB with 13 points (5 goals, 3 assists).   

Defensive Player of the Week

Julia Hansson – University of Bridgeport
Sophomore, Goalkeeper, Tocksfors, Sweden

Hansson had a solid week in net, allowing only one goal in two games as she led UB to a 3-1 victory over Southern New Hampshire University, stopping three shots on goal.  She posted a 2-0 shutout win against Mercy College, stopping five shots on goal. She has allowed only two goals in five games and has three shutouts this season.   

Division III New England Region

Offensive Player of the Week

Jamie Harris – Lasell College
Sophomore, Forward, Lynnfield, Mass.

Harris helped lead the Lasers to a 2-0 week with wins over Rivier College and Norwich University.  The sophomore forward scored a hat-trick that included the game-tying and game-winning goals in the 13th and 15th minutes respectively.  She then scored the game-winning goal against Norwich in a 3-1 victory. 

Defensive Player of the Week

Stephanie Jaques – Roger Williams University
Sophomore, Goalkeeper, Burlington, Vt.

RWU concluded the week with a 3-0 record with wins against Clark, No. 22 Brandeis and Nichols. Jaques recorded two shut-outs against Clark 1-0, and Brandeis, 2-0.  She completed the week with a 3-1 victory over Nichols College, totaling 15 saves and a 0.32 goals against average.

Division III Upstate Region

Offensive Player of the Week

Kelly Bergin – SUNY Geneseo
Senior, Forward, Middletown, N.Y.

Bergin had a very productive week, scoring an overtime game winning goal and assisting on another game winning goal.  She scored against Nazareth College 1:24 into overtime for a 2-1 win. This marks the third year in a row that Bergin has scored a game-winning goal against Nazareth.  She assisted on the game-winning goal in a 2-0 win over Westminster College.

Defensive Player of the Week

Katherine Polido – St. Lawrence University
Senior, Defender, Stow, Mass.

Polido provided both offense and defense for St. Lawrence this week, helping the Saints to back-to-back shutouts over Nazareth College and Elmira College. The defense allowed only 16 shots in two games.  She provided the game-winning goal off a corner kick in a 2-0 victory over Nazareth and also set up the game-winning corner kick for an assist in a 3-0 win over Elmira.

Division III Metro Region

Offensive Player of the Week

Jennifer Albuja – New Jersey City University
Senior, Forward, Union City, N.J.

Albuja earned 14 points for the Gothic Knights this week en route to a 3-0 record.  She scored three goals in a 5-2 win over The College of Staten Island and four days later scored two goals, including the game winner, in a double overtime win against conference rival William Paterson University.  She finished the week by scoring two goals in a 4-0 victory over SUNY College at Old Westbury.  Albuja is second on NJCU’s all-time scoring list and leads the New Jersey Athletic Conference with 12 goals. 

Defensive Player of the Week

Nikki Migliori – The College of New Jersey
Sophomore, Defender, Hamilton, N.J.

Migliori had a part in two shutouts this week for the Lions.  During a 2-0 win over Drew University, she helped hold the Rangers to only one shot.  In the conference opener against Ramapo College of New Jersey, she helped the defense limit the Roadrunners to no shots in an 8-0 victory.

Division III South Region

Offensive Player of the Week

Valerie Wagner – Penn State University Erie – The Behrend College
Junior, Forward, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Wagner helped lead the Lions to a 1-0-1 record, scoring three goals in two games.  She scored the game-winner in a 1-0 win against Westminster College, and provided back-to-back goals to break the tie in an eventual 3-2 win over Washington & Jefferson College.

Defensive Player of the Week

Sydney Kahan – Wesley College
Junior, Goalkeeper, Cranston, Rhode Island

Making 12 saves, Kahan led the Wolverines to two shut-out victories and a 2-0 record for the week after beating Marymount University, 1-0, and Goucher College, 1-0.  The Wolverines improve to 5-1 overall, their best start since the 2007 season.