Oct. 29, 2012
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - It took until the final contests of the regular season, but the field for the 2012 Patriot League Women’s Soccer Tournament is set. Navy and Lehigh, which will square off in the second of Friday’s two semifinal matches in Annapolis, Md., at 7 p.m., split this week’s honors.
BRINE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MURPHEE GREELEY, LEHIGH Jr., M, Devon, Pa.
Greeley scored two of Lehigh's goals as the Mountain Hawks clinched the fourth and final berth in the Patriot League Tournament with Saturday's 4-0 victory over visiting Holy Cross. Her first tally came in the 24th minute to put Lehigh in front 1-0, and she added an insurance marker in the second half to close out the scoring. It's the second time this season Greeley has netted a pair in a game. She now leads the Mountain Hawks with five goals and 12 points.
BRINE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
PAIGE ELLIOTT, LEHIGH Fr., D, Apison, Tenn.
Elliott spearheaded Lehigh's defense that allowed just four shots on goal to Holy Cross in the Mountain Hawks' postseason-clinching 4-0 victory over the Crusaders Saturday in Bethlehem, Pa. The freshman from Apison, Tenn., has led Lehigh's defensive efforts during the team's incredible run to the Patriot League Tournament, which includes a 285:01 shutout streak dating back to 30 seconds into the Bucknell contest Oct. 19.
BRINE GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
BRINE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK KAYLIE DAVIDSON, NAVY Fr., M, Oceanside, Calif.
ELIZABETH HOERNER, NAVY Jr., GK, Lititz, Pa.
Hoerner came up with six saves as Navy blanked Bucknell 1-0 Saturday to wrap up the No. 1 seed in the Patriot League Tournament. It was her fourth shutout during League play, and she upped her record to 16-1-1 while lowering her goals-against average to 1.07. Hoerner has helped the Mids lead the League with nine shutouts this season.
Davidson secures her fourth Rookie of the Week nod after tallying Navy's only goal in the 44th minute of Saturday's 1-0 victory over Bucknell. The win wrapped up the coveted top seed and hosting duties for the Patriot League Tournament, which begins Friday in Annapolis, Md. Davidson scored a team-high three goals against League opponents this season, and all four of her shots against the Bison were on goal.
BAILEY WIDMAN, ARMY Fr., F, Virginia Beach, Va.
Widman scored what stood up as the game-winner in Army's season-closing 2-0 victory at Lafayette on Sunday.
SANDITA McDERMOTT, BUCKNELL Sr., GK, Rhinebeck, N.Y.
McDermott was the hard-luck loser as Bucknell fell 1-0 at Navy Saturday. She made 11 saves in her final career performance. She will graduate second in Bucknell history in shutouts (14), second in goals-against average (1.39), third in save percentage (.807) and fourth in wins (20).
JILLIAN KINTER, COLGATE Sr., F, Newburyport, Mass.
Kinter scored her 13th goal of the season in Colgate's 2-2 draw at American over the weekend.