Thursday, September 18, 2008

Weekly Soccer Roundup

LSC Weekly Release
SSC Weekly Release

Womens NSCAA/adidas Rankings
National - None
Regional - Undefeated West Texas A&M is third, Texas A&M Commerce is seventh and Texas Womans is ninth.

Mens NSCAA/adidas Rankings
National - Midwestern state moves up a spot to #5, while West Texas A&M gains two spots to #14.
Regional - Midwestern State retains the top spot. West Texas A&M is second, Eastern New Mexico is seventh and Northeastern State eighth.


LSC Players of the Week
Offensive
Elisabeth Markussen, West Texas A&M, Sr., Forward, Borkup, Denmark/Rosborg Gymnasium
Markussen registered her second hat trick of the season in helping lead the Lady Buffs to a 7-1 victory over UT-Permian Basin on Sept. 11. She tallied three goals on six shots (four on goal) and added an assist. She followed that performance with a goal against Eastern New Mexico on Sept. 15, leading the Lady Buffs to a 4-1 victory over the Zias.

Defensive
Anastasia Nelson, Abilene Christian, Jr., D, San Diego, Calif./Helix Charter
Nelson has helped an ACU defense who has allowed just four goals in the first seven matches of the season. Particularly this week, ACU shutout John Brown, Our Lady of the Lake, and defeated NCAA III power Hardin-Simmons 3-1. Head coach Casey Wilson said that Nelson has been key to the early success of ACU's defensive play this season

Goalkeeper
Taylor Jordan, Texas A&M-Commerce, Jr., Goalkeeper, Argyle, Texas/Argyle/Ouachita Baptist
In the 4-0 win over Harding, Jordan recorded her second shutout of the season with nine saves in the win for A&M-Commerce.

SSC Players of the Week
Offensive
Nick Auditore, Midwestern State University Jr., Forward, Phoenix, Ariz./Desert Vista
Auditore netted two goals to lead No. 5 Midwestern State to a 3-0 win over regionally ranked Texas A&M International Friday night at the MSU Soccer Field. The junior from Phoenix, Ariz. tapped in a goal in the sixth minute after TAMUI keeper Luis Rincon was unable to deflect Kyle Kmiec's cross right in front of the net to give the Mustangs an early. Auditore then put the game away in the 83rd minute finishing a cross from the left wing from Rob Humphrey.

Defensive
No nominations

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