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College Soccer News – Women’s National Team Of The Week – Week Ending October 30, 2022

The Team Of The Week Recognizes Players On Both Sides Of The Ball Who Played A Key Role In The Success Their Teams Had During The Week.

Nebraska Women's Soccer forward Elanor Dale #9
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Eleanor Dale – Junior – Forward – Nebraska – Dale provided the punch that Nebraska needed on the offensive side of the ball to dominate Ohio State 4-0 in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament. She set the pace for the Huskers early in the contest when she made the run and placed a shot into the top right corner of the net with a double assist from Florence Belzile and Sarah Weber. Dale scored again in the second half of play when she drove a header into the back of the net that was served in by freshman defender Lauryn Anglim. Nebraska is now 8-6-6 and advances to face Michigan State on Thursday in the conference semifinals.
Kat RaderKat Rader – Freshman – Forward – Duke – Rader made a nice move to create the angle she needed to send a left-footer into the far corner of the goal in Duke’s 2-2 regular season ending 2-2 tie on the road with Notre Dame. Rader’s goal was set up by a nice combination of passes from Devlin Lynch and Maggie Graham. Rader also contributed an assist on forward Michelle Cooper’s goal and converted what proved to be the game-winner with an assist from Cooper in Duke’s subsequent 2-1 win in Charlottesville over Virginia in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament. Duke improves to 12-4-2 and advances to face a North Carolina team that they lost to 3-0 during regular season play in the conference tournament semifinals.
Jordyn WickesJordan Wickes – Sophomore – Forward – Michigan State – Wickes took advantage of the opportunities to score that came her way in the second half of play scoring twice to give the Spartans the spark they needed on the offensive side of the ball to come from a goal down to top Minnesota 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Conference Tournament. Michigan State is 15-1-3 and advances to the semifinals where they will face Nebraska on Thursday.
Onyi Echegini – Senior – Midfielder – Florida State – The senior transfer from Mississippi State has added an additional dimension to FSU’s offense all season. This week she found the back of the net twice to help power the Seminoles past a good Virginia Tech team 4-1. Echegini has nine goals and two assists on the season. The Noles close out regular season play with a 12-2-2 overall record and an 8-2-0 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play.
Heather StainbrookHeather Stainbrook – Junior – Midfielder – Utah Valley – Stainbrook scored twice in Utah Valley’s 5-0 win over Southern Utah and converted what proved to be the game-winning goal in the Wolverines’ subsequent 2-0 victory over Utah Tech. Stainbrook now has 73 career points to become Utah Valley’s all-time point leader and all-time leading goal scorer with 28. The Wolverines conclude regular season play with a 13-3-3 overall record and secure the Western Athletic Conference regular season title with a 9-1-1 mark in conference play. Utah Valley will resume play on Friday against the winner of the Utah Tech and Grand Canyon contest in the semifinals of the WAC Tournament on Friday.
Josefine Hasbo HeadshotJosephine Hasbo – Sophomore – Midfielder – Harvard – Hasbo is a playmaker who helped Harvard secure a 2-1 come from behind win on the road over Ivy League foe Dartmouth by contributing the assists on the goals scored by midfielders Hannah Griffin and Megan Mackey. Harvard improves to 10-1-3 with a 4-0-2 mark in Ivy League play. The Crimson will seek to add to their resume with a regular season ending match at home on Friday with Ivy League member Columbia.
Ryelle ShueyRyelle Shuey – Senior – Defender – Lehigh – An opportunistic Shuey did what the best finishers do when she alertly controlled and then sent a loose ball into the back of the frame from just outside the six-yard box. She also converted a penalty kick that resulted when sophomore defender Hope Flanegin was fouled inside the box to help Lehigh secure a convincing 4-0 win over Navy in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament. Shuey was also part of a stout Lehigh defense that shutout the Midshipmen. Lehigh is now 8-6-3 and advances to the semifinals on Thursday against number one seed Army.
Lawson Renie - Soccer - University of Tennessee AthleticsLawson Renie – Junior – Defender – Tennessee – Renie drove a header into the back of the frame with an assist from midfielder Taylor Huff to net what proved to be the game-winning goal in Tennessee’s 2-0 win over in-state rival and SEC member Vanderbilt. Renie also put in a solid 90 minutes of play on the defensive side of the ball. Huff converted a penalty kick to add the insurance goal. Tennessee claims a share of the SEC East Division Regular Season Title along with South Carolina. The Vols conclude regular season play with an 11-4-2 overall record and 7-2-1 mark in conference play. Tennessee will face Georgia on Tuesday in the SEC Tournament.
Lyndsey Heckel 2022Lyndsey Heckel – Junior – Defender – Saint Louis – Heckel was a factor on both sides of the ball for the Billikens in a 3-0 win over Loyola Chicago in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Ten Conference Tournament. Heckel scored out of a free kick from inside the box with a double assist from Katie Houck and Sophia Stram and out of a corner kick with a helper from Stram. She also putt in a full 90 minutes of play for a Saint Louis backline that limited Loyola Chicago to only one shot. Saint Louis improves to 18-1-0 and in route to securing a 3-0 win over the the Ramblers in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Ten Conference Tournament where they will host Saint Joseph’s on Wednesday.
Sasha Pickard – Senior – Defender – Alabama – Pickard has been a key ingredient and staple on the defensive side of the ball for the Tide along with Graduate Student netminder McKinley Crone. This week Pickard was part of an Alabama backline that limited rival Auburn to only three shots on goal in route to securing a 1-0 hard fought win over the Tigers. The Tide has held opponents to an average of 0.58 goals per game and posted ten shutouts. Alabama concluded regular season play with a 17-1-1 overall record ands perfect 10-0-0 mark in SEC play. They will begin play in the SEC Tournament on Tuesday against the winner of the Mississippi State and Texas A and M first round match.
Caroline DelisleCaroline DeLisle – Redshirt Senior – Goalkeeper – UCF – DeLisle was rock solid between the pipes with a six save evening to anchor an UCF defense that shutout rival South Florida 2-0. Delisle has a 0.67 goals against average with nine shutouts on the season. UCF is unbeaten in their last nine games to improve to 9-2-4 overall with a 7-0-1 mark in AAC play. UCF will seek to keep to extend their win streak when they face the winner of the ECU at Memphis contest on Tuesday in the AAC Tournament.
Marlee Nichols – Redshirt Junior – Goalkeeper – Santa Clara – Nichols was a force in goal with a career high twelve saves in Santa Clara’s scoreless tie with BYU in Provo. The shutout was the first at home for an always competitive BYU team since the 2018 season. The Broncos improve to 9-6-2 with a 6-0-1 mark in West Coast Conference action. Santa Clara will continue WCC play with a match at home on Wednesday against Gonzaga and Pepperdine on the road on Saturday to close out regular season play.
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