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College Soccer News – Women’s National Team of The Week – Week Ending November 15, 2020

Tournament Play Took Place This Week in The ACC and SEC while the Big 12 completed regular season play. The College Soccer News National Team of The Week recognizes top performers on both sides of the ball during the week.

Diana Ordonez – Sophomore – Forward – Virginia – Ordonez who is from from Prosper, Texas had a hat trick to lead the Cavaliers past Louisville 4-1 in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament. The Cavaliers were subsequently topped by UNC in the semifinals to conclude the 2020 fall season with a 8-3-1 record. Ordonez was named to the ACC All-Tournament team.
Tinaya Alexander – Redshirt Junior – Forward – LSU – Alexander who hails from Reading, Berkshire, England scored twice including the crucial game-winner in overtime to power LSU past Ole Miss in the second round of the SEC Tournament. She also contributed an assist on one of Taylor Dobles two goals in the Tigers 2-0 win the the tourney.
Clara Robbins – Redshirt Senior – Midfielder – Florida State – Robbins controlled and drove a deflection into the back of the frame in FSU’s 2-0 quarterfinal win over Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament. She contributed an assist on Kristina Lynch’s goal in the Noles 4-0 win over Duke in the semifinals and scored twice within the first six minutes of play and contributed an assist on teammate Leilanni Nesbeth’s goal in FSU’s 3-2 win over North Carolina in the championship match.
Brianna Pinto – Junior – Midfielder – North Carolina – Pinto who is from Durham, North Carolina drove a header into the back of the net in UNC’s 1-0 quarterfinal win over Virginia Tech in the ACC Tourney and scored in the Tar Heels 3-2 loss in the championship game to Florida State.
Cassidy Lindley – Junior -Midfielder – Florida – Lindley who hails from Carmel, Indiana scored twice including the game-winning goal in overtime in Florida’s high scoring 6-5 win over Kentucky in the opening round of the SEC Tournament. She also netted the Gators’ lone goal after receiving a through ball from Alivia Gonzalez in Florida’s 2-1 loss to Missouri in the second round of the tournament.
Christina Baxter – Senior – Midfielder – Kansas State – Baxter who is from Papillion, Nebraska sent a picture perfect shot into the upper right corner of the goal from twenty yards out to score what proved to be the game-winner in Kansas State’s 2-0 win over Big 12 foe Texas Tech. Freshman forward Maddie Weichel added the second goal for the Wildcats who concluded the fall season with a 3-6-0 record.
Macy Trujillo – Senior – Midfielder – Missouri – Trujillo who is from Kansas City, Missouri made a nice move within the box to create the space she needed to score and was responsible for the helper on the goal scored by teammate Bella Alessi to play a key role in Missouri’s 2-1 win over Florida in the SEC Soccer Tournament.
Jaelin Howell – Junior – Midfielder – Florida State – Howell who is from Lone Tree, Colorado sent a header into the back of the net out of a corner kick served in by Jenna Nighswonger in FSU’s 2-0 win over Notre Dame. She also scored out of a corner kick and contributed a helper on Nighswonger’s goal in FSU’s 4-0 win over Duke.
Ceri Holland – Senior – Midfielder – Kansas – Holland who hails from West Yorkshire, England had a three assist evening in Kansas’ 4-1 win over Oklahoma. The contest was Holland’s 75th-consecutive match as a starter for the Jayhawks who complete the 2020 fall season with a 5-3-1 record.
Emily Fox – Senior – Defender – North Carolina – Fox who is from Ashburn, Virginia was a solid contributor on both sides of the ball for North Carolina. She assisted on Brianna Pinto’s game-winner in UNC’s 1-0 win over Virginia Tech and was a key part of a solid Tar Heel backline in their their 2-0 win over Virginia in the semifinals of the ACC tournament.
Alyssa Malonson – Senior – Defender – Auburn – Malonson who hails from Houston, Texas assisted on the goals scored by teammates Sydney Richards and Mallory Mooney to help the Tigers top Georgia 2-1 and advance to the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament where they will face Arkansas. Auburn is 4-3-2.
Cristina Roque – Freshman – Goalkeeper – Florida State – Roque who is from Winter Garden, Florida out of West Orange High School had a brilliant freshman season in goal for the Seminoles. She anchored an FSU defense that shutout Notre Dame 2-0 in the ACC Tournament Quarterfinals and Duke 4-0 in the semifinals. She had a two save contest in FSU’s 3-2 win over UNC to help the Noles secure the ACC Championship and a perfect 11-0-0 record.
Claudia Dickey – Junior – Goalkeeper – North Carolina – The Tar Heel netminder from Charlotte, North Carolina was named to the ACC All-Tournament team after anchoring a UNC defense that shutout Virginia Tech 1-0 and Virginia 2-0. She also converted a penalty kick in the win over Virginia. Dickey had a three save day in North Carolina’s 3-2 loss in the ACC Tournament final to Florida State.

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