|Sydney Nasello – Junior – Forward – South Florida – Nasello scored with less than two minutes remaining in regulation and Chole Zamiela netted the game-winning goal in overtime to enable South Florida to twice come from a goal down to defeat East Carolina 3-2 in an American Athletic Conference contest. Nasello also scored twice to play a key role in South Florida’s 2-1 win over FGCU. South Florida wins their third contest in a row to improve to 6-2-1. The Bulls travel to Tulsa on Friday to face AAC foe Tulsa.
|Joelle Anderson – Redshirt Senior – Forward – Pepperdine – Anderson continues to be a force on the offensive side of the ball for the Waves who secured impressive 1-0 wins on the road against highly regarded TCU and Texas A and M. She had a four shot evening and played a role in the sequence that led to forward Tori Waldeck’s game-winning goal in the win over TCU and her goal in the fourth minute of play proved to be the game-winner in the win over Texas A and M. Pepperdine improves to 9-1-0. The Wave will open West Coast Conference play when they host Portland on Saturday.
|Parker Goins – Senior – Forward – Arkansas – Goins is a playmaker. She assisted on the goal scored by forward Jessica De Fillippo and contributed a goal to help the Razorbacks top previously undefeated Tennessee 3-1 in their SEC season opener. Goins also scored with an assist from freshman Sophia Aragon in the Razorbacks 4-0 win over UT Martin. Arkansas wins its sixth consecutive contest to improve to 6-2-0. The Razorbacks have a challenging week ahead with a game on Thursday in College Station against Texas A and M and a match at home against Ole Miss on Sunday.
|Ashleigh Williams – Freshman – Forward – Texas Tech – Williams found the back of the net three times in the second half of play to help power the Red Raiders past Eastern Washington 3-0. Williams’ hat trick was the first recorded by a Texas Tech player since 2014. Texas Tech improves to 7-1-1 and will begin Big 12 play when they host Oklahoma on Thursday and Kansas State on Sunday.
|Shanade Hopcroft – Senior – Midfielder – Colorado – Hopcroft scored and contributed an assist on the goals scored by midfielders Rachel Rosen and Amaya Gonzalez to help power Colorado past in-state rival Denver 3-1. Colorado improves to 5-3-0 and will begin Pac-12 play on Saturday when they travel to Berkeley to face California.
|Haleigh Stackpole – Senior – Midfielder – Mississippi – Stackpole converted a penalty kick and contributed a helper along with Foster Channing on Molly Martin’s goal to help Ole Miss top Alabama 3-1 in their 2021 SEC season opener. She also scored from close range and assisted on sophomore forward Ramsey Davis’ game-winning goal in the Rebels subsequent win over Georgia Southern. Ole Miss improves to 6-3-1. The Rebels have a challenging week of SEC play ahead with a match against LSU at home on Thursday followed by a contest on the road against Arkansas on Sunday.
|Anna Haddock – Sophomore – Midfielder – Auburn – Haddock had another very productive week for the Tigers scoring twice to help power Auburn past Georgia 3-0 in their 2021 SEC season opening game. The game was played before an enthusiastic packed stadium at the Auburn Soccer Complex. Haddock has scored a total of seven goals in Auburn’s eight games to date. The Tigers improve to 7-1-0 with a 1-0-0 mark in conference play. Auburn will travel to face Tennessee on Thursday and host Texas A and M on Sunday.
|Mia Fishel – Junior – Midfielder – UCLA – Fishel utilized her touch on the ball and speed to produce a four-goal week which included three game-winners. She scored in UCLA’s 3-0 win over CSUN, found the back of the net twice in the Bruins 2-0 win over San Diego and scored in their 2-0 win over San Diego State. Fishel and teammate Reilyn Turner have both scored a total of seven goals to date. The Bruins improve to 8-0-0 and will begin Pac-12 play on Friday when they host Oregon.
|Jade Rose – Freshman – Defender – Harvard – Rose converted a header in overtime with a helper from Hannah Bebar to give Harvard the edge they needed to secure a 2-1 win over Northeastern University. She also put in two solid shifts on the defensive side of the ball in the win over Northeastern and in Harvard’s subsequent 2-1 win over Kansas. The Crimson improve to 6-0-1 and will host Pennsylvania in their Ivy League opener on Saturday.
|Kimberley Smit – Senior – Defender – Memphis – Smit drove a shot into the back of the frame out of a free kick and was an integral part of a Memphis backline that shutout Temple 4-0 in an American Athletic Conference contest. Memphis is now 7-1-1 with a 1-0-0 mark in conference play. The Tigers have a big AAC game coming up when they travel to Orlando on Friday to face UCF.
|Emily Madril – Redshirt Senior – Defender – Florida State – Madril put in another solid shift making a contribution on both sides of the ball for the Seminoles in their ACC season opening 4-1 win over Boston College. Madril converted FSU’s first goal of the contest out of a corner kick put in play by LeiLanni Nesbeth when she alertly sent a loose ball back into the net. She was also part of another solid Florida State effort on the defensive side of the ball. FSU improves to 8-0-0 and will resume ACC play when they host Pittsburgh on Thursday.
|Skylar Kuzmich – Junior – Goalkeeper – Hofstra – Kuzmich had seven stops in goal to very capably anchor a stout Pride defense that shutout a good Princeton team 2-0. The shutout was Hofstra’s third straight and their sixth so far in the 2021 season. Hofstra has just allowed a total of four goals to date. The Pride improves to 8-1-0 and will host Towson on Sunday.
|Ruthie Jones – Junior – Goalkeeper – Duke – Jones had a six save evening to anchor a solid Duke defense that shutout rival North Carolina 1-0 in Chapel Hill. Jones has a 0.47 goals against average and is a key part of a Duke defense that has allowed only three goals to date. Graduate Student midfielder Tess Boade scored the game-winning goal for Duke when she sent a left-footed shot into the back of the frame out of a counter attack that was set up by a nice combination of passes between Mackenzie Pluck, Olivia Migli and Michelle Cooper. Duke improves to 7-0-0. Things don’t get any easier for the Blue Devils who travel to Charlottesville on Thursday to tangle with ACC foe Virginia.