Menu Close

College Soccer News Women’s National Team Of The Week – Week Ending September 10, 2023

The College Soccer News Team Of The Week Recognizes players who were difference makers for their teams during the week

Jody Brown – Senior – Forward – Florida State – Brown is among the most explosive players in the country. This week she scored twice in FSU’s 4-0 win over North Florida and converted the game-winning goal with a nice assist from teammate Beata Olsson in the Seminoles 1-0 win over in-state rival Florida. FSU improves to 5-0-0.
Avery Patterson – Senior – Forward – North Carolina – Patterson scored with an assist from sophomore forward Maddie Dahlien to net UNC’s first goal in their win 2-1 over nationally ranked South Carolina. She also made a nice run to create the space and angle she needed to score the Tar Heels lone goal in a subsequent 1-1 tie on the road with nationally ranked Alabama. Patterson has four goals and one assist on the season for the Tarheels who are 5-0-3.
Gianna Paul – Sophomore – Forward – Alabama – Paul is a difference maker on the offensive side of the ball for the Tide. This week she scored from 25 yards out in Alabama’s 2-0 win over Southern Mississippi and displayed her tenacity and persistence with a nice run and some fancy footwork to net the lone goal for Alabama in their 1-1 tie at home with nationally ranked North Carolina. Alabama is 5-0-3 with a touch SEC game coming up on Thursday against Georgia.
Shelby Sallee – Junior – Forward – Xavier – Sallee returned to the pitch for the Musketeers in 2023 after missing the 2022 season due to injury. She sent a rebound into the back of the frame and scored out of a free kick put in play by midfielder Elise Le to play a key role in Xavier’s 2-1 win over Pitt. She also scored out of a corner kick with a double assist from Jane Olcott and Samantha Wiehe in the Musketeers 2-0 win over Bellarmine. Xavier improves to 6-1-0.
Megan Norkett – Freshman – Forward – Northwestern – Norkett had a very productive week. She scored Northwestern’s first two goals to help power them past Weber State 4-1. She also scored their first goal and provided a helper on forward Ella Hase’s game-winner in the Wildcats 3-2 win over a very competitive Virginia Tech team in Blacksburg. Northwestern is now 6-0-2 and secures their first unbeaten non-conference slate since 2028.
Julia Leas – Graduate Student – Midfielder – Georgetown – Leas was part of a rock solid Hoyas defensesive effort that limited James Madison to only three shots on goal in route to a scoreless tie. She also was a catalyst on the defensive side of the ball for Georgetown in a subsequent 1-1 tie with nationally ranked Stanford. Georgetown remains undefeated with a 4-0-3 record. The Hoyas conclude non-conference play when they travel to face Princeton next Thursday.
Gabby DelPico – Senior – Midfielder – Harvard – DelPico was on her game contributing two assists in Harvard’s 5-2 win over Syracuse. She followed that up with a two goal performance to lead the Crimson past NC State 2-0. Harvard improves to 4-1-1.
Samantha Cary – Fifth Year – Defender – Iowa – Cary put in a full shift on the defensive side of the ball in Iowa’s scoreless tie with Virginia in Charlottesville and drove a header into the back of the frame to add an insurance goal in the Hawkeyes subsequent 3-0 shutout victory over George Mason in Fairfax, Virginia. Iowa is 6-0-1.
Ava Priest – Freshman – Defender – Colorado – Priest opened the scoring for the Buffalos in their 2-0 on the road win over New Mexico. She also contributed an assist via a flip throw in along with an assist from Shyra James on Juliauna Hayward’s game-winner in Colorado’s 2-1 win over Colgate. The Buffalos are 7-1-0.
Mieke Schiemann – Junior – Defender – Penn State – Schiemann earns another spot on the College Soccer News Women’s National Team of the Week with two goals out of set pieces and a solid showing on the defensive side of the ball to help the Nittany Lions top Princeton 3-0. Junior defender Eva Alonso and redshirt sophomore midfielder Riley Gleason contributed the helpers on Schiemann’s goals. Penn State remains undefeated with a 6-0-1 record.
Marisa Shorrock – Senior – Goalkeeper – Yale – Shorrock had a 13 save week in goal to help Yale secure a 2-1 win over Seton Hall and a 1-0 win over Connecticut. The Bulldogs improve to 4-1-1. Yale will seek to keep their winning streak alive when they travel to Queens to face St. John’s on Thursday.
College Soccer News Logo
Posted in Team Of The Week

Related Posts

Share This Post