Aug 26, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — The Patriot League announced its weekly awards for Aug. 23-25 in women’s soccer.
Patriot League Women’s Soccer Weekly Awards
BRINE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ALYSSA FINELLI, LAFAYETTE Jr., F/M, Easton, Pa.
A local Easton, Pa., product, Finelli played a role in both Leopard goals in their 2-1 victory over Manhattan on Sunday afternoon. She assisted on Lafayette’s first goal after sending a through ball that led to Kaelin King’s first career marker in the 23rd minute against the Jaspers With the game tied 1-1, Finelli took a low cross from Alex Reisinger just inside the box and beat the Manhattan keeper near side with the right foot for the game winner. It was Finelli’s second career three-point game.
BRINE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JENNA PANEPINTO, COLGATE So., D, Buffalo, N.Y.
Panepinto anchored Colgate’s defensive efforts in its two victories and subsequent tournament title at the TD Bank Classic hosted by Vermont over the weekend. The sophomore picked up her first point of the season, an assist on the Raiders’ first goal in their eventual 2-0 victory over New Hampshire in their opener on Friday. She followed it up with 90 strong minutes on the back line for Colgate in its 1-0 victory over the host Catamounts to pick up Tournament MVP honors.
BRINE GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
BRINE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK MORGAN CRABLE, LOYOLA MARYLAND Fr., D, Ellicott City, Md.
JESSIE ASHWORTH, BUCKNELL So., GK, Richmond, Va.
Ashworth was strong in her first two career starts, pitching back-to-back shutouts of Rider (3-0) on Friday and Mount St. Mary’s (2-0) on Sunday to help the Bison to their first 2-0 start since 2003. She finished with two saves in Friday’s win, and was not seriously tested until making a diving save to her right on a penalty kick late in the second half. Ashworth stopped four shots in the Bison’s road at the Mountaineers on Sunday to finish with six on the week. She won the starting goalkeeper duties in preseason after backing up two-time All-League performer Sandita McDermott a season ago.
In her first collegiate action, Crable came up with a big defensive play in the middle of the first half of a scoreless game. With a Towson corner kick barreling in, Crable headed it out of danger and the Greyhound defense was able to clear, helping to preserve a scoreless game. Loyola eventually went on to win 2-1. Crable was part of a defense that helped junior keeper Colleen Folan earn her first collegiate victory.
JORDAN CASSALIA, ARMY Fr., GK, Omaha, Neb.
Pitched a three-save shutout in her first collegiate appearance in Army’s 1-0 victory over Fairfield on Friday. Finished 1-1-0 with 10 saves for the week.
ANDREA GREEN, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Sr., GK, Nashua, N.H.
Stopped three shots in BU’s 1-0 win over Dayton on Friday night for her eighth career shutout.
TAYLOR KREBS, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Jr., F, Dove Canyon, Calif.
Assisted on Jenna Fisher’s game-winner as the Terriers defeated Atlantic 10 preseason favorite Dayton 1-0 on Friday.
CHELSEY GARKOWSKI, BUCKNELL Sr., F, Brick, N.J.
Scored twice in the Bison’s 3-0 win on Friday over Rider, a team coming off its best season in program history (10-4-3). Notched her third career multi-goal outing.
EVELYN NICINSKI, BUCKNELL Jr., D, New City, N.Y.
After hopping off a plane from playing overseas with Poland’s National Team, Nicinski came into Friday’s win over Rider late in the first half in relief on defense, helped finish off a clean sheet and then contributed to another shutout on Sunday with 90 strong minutes at center back for the Bison against Mount St. Mary’s. Also earned an assist on her team’s second goal Sunday against the Mountaineers.
BRENNA MASON, COLGATE Fr., GK, Webster, N.Y.
Made three saves and stayed clean in Colgate’s 2-0 victory over New Hampshire in her first collegiate start on Friday.
CATHERINE WILLIAMS, COLGATE So., F, Buffalo, N.Y.
Scored the Raiders’ first goal of the season in Friday’s 2-0 victory over New Hampshire. Was named to the TD Bank Classic All-Tournament Team.
KAYLIE DAVIDSON, NAVY So., M, Oceanside, Calif.
Scored goals in back-to-back games over the weekend. Tallied the Mids’ first goal in Sunday’s 5-0 whitewashing of the Citadel.