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College Soccer News – Women’s National Team Of The Week – Week Ending April 18, 2021

The College Soccer News Women’s National Team Of The Week Recognizes Individuals Who Played A Key Role In The Success Their Teams Enjoyed During The Week.

Maria Haro – Sophomore – Forward – SIUE – Haro assisted on the goals scored by teammates MacKenzie Litz and Lily Schnieders in SIUW’s 2-1 win over UT Martin in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Tournament and scored in their 2-1 win over Southeast Missouri in the tournament final. SIUE improves to 8-2-2.
Meike IngelesFreshman ForwardIowa – Ingles scored to give Iowa the edge they needed to upset Penn State in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament. She also contributed the helper on junior Jenny Cape’s game winning goal to help Iowa upset Wisconsin 1-0 in the Big Ten final. Iowa surprises all with their first ever Big Ten Tournament championship.
Sydny NaselloJunior Forward South Florida – Nasello was a catalyst on the offensive side of the ball scoring twice in the Bulls 4-0 win over Cincinnati in the AAC Tournament championship and playing an active role in their 1-0 semifinal win over East Carolina. South Florida wins back-to-back AAC Tournament titles improving to 9-0-2.
Jada Talley – Senior – Forward – Arizona – Talley scored and assisted on the goal scored by Jill Aguilera to help power Arizona past Arizona State 2-0. Arizona secured their sixth consecutive win over Pac-12 foe Arizona State and improves to 9-5-1.
Julia Leas Sophomore Midfielder Georgetown – Leas was a solid contributor on both sides of the ball in Georgetown’s 2-1 win in overtime against Creighton in the Big East Tourney semifinals and in their 2-1 win over a good Butler team in the championship match. Leas converted a penalty kick in overtime to give the Hoyas the edge they needed to top Creighton in the semifinal match and added stability to the defense in both contests.
Hannah FriedrichJuniorMidfielder Saint Louis – Friedrich is a playmaker. She scored in Saint Louis’ 3-0 win over Dayton in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament and netted the game-winner in the Billikens 2-1 win over Davidson in the tournament final. Saint Louis has won the A-10 regular season and tournament titles for three consecutive seasons.
Elyssa Nowowieski – Sophomore – Midfielder – Campbell – Nowowieski came out strong scoring two early goals to set the pace for the Camels who defeated previously undefeated High Point 4-3 to secure the programs first Big South Championship since 1993 and first berth in the NCAA Tournament since 2004. Midfielder Emily Kaestner contributed the helper on Nowowieski’s first goal and midfielder Bayleigh Humbert assisted on the second. Campbell is 8-3-1.
Mijke Roelfsema SeniorDefenderRice – Roelfsema anchored a tenacious Rice backline that recorded shutouts over ODU, Southern Mississippi and Charlotte in route to winning the CUSA Conference Tournament. She also scored out of a corner kick in the win over ODU.
Kayla Hodges Junior DefenderElon – Hodges was part of a very effective Elon backline that shutout Hofstra 1-0 to advance to the championship contest of the CAA Tournament where Elon secured its first ever CAA Tournament title by defeating UNCW 1-0.
Cora Duininck Senior Defender Liberty – Duininck was at the center of a stellar Liberty backline that shutout North Florida 1-0 and Kennesaw State 1-0 to claim the ASUN Tournament title. Liberty improves to 7-5-5 and earns a berth in the NCAA Tournament field for the first time since 2016.
Leslie Adams – Junior Goalkeeper – Siena – Adams was a difference maker with twelve saves in goal and two big stops in a penalty kick shootout to help Siena secure its first MAAC title since 2015. The Saints prevailed 4-2 in the penalty kick shootout in the MAAC championship match with Monmouth after the contest was scoreless at the conclusion of 110 minutes of play. Siena under head coach Steve Karbowski improves to 6-0-2.
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