MAC Announces Women’s Soccer Player of the Week

Updated 9/5/2012

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Mid-American Conference has named the Women’s Soccer Players of the Week.  Miami’s Haley Walter earned Offensive Player of the Week while Kent’s Jaclyn Dutton received the co-offensive honors. Central Michigan’s Stefanie Turner was named the Defensive Player of the Week.   

Co-Offensive
Haley Walter, Miami, Midfielder
Freshman, Cincinnati, Ohio (Kings HS)
For the second straight weekend, freshman midfielder Haley Walter was instrumental in a Miami comeback victory. Sunday at Belmont, which was Miami’s only game of the week, Walter had a hand in both goals in the 2-1 win over the Bruins with a goal and an assist. Down 1-0 in the second half, Walter snuck behind the defense to receive a through ball and slotted it past the keeper to tie the game in the 67th minute. The match went to overtime and less than three minutes into the extra session, Walter deflected a throw-in that led to the game-winning goal in the pouring rain. Walter had several other good looks as well in the contest, firing three shots, including two on target, in 81 minutes of action. She now has three goals in her last two games after breaking a 2-2 tie last Sunday at Milwaukee with the first two goals of her career.

Co-Offensive
Jaclyn Dutton, Kent State, Forward
Junior, Bridgeport, Ohio (St. Clairsville)
Dutton scored five of Kent State's seven goals this weekend in aiding the Golden Flashes to a 4-0-1 start, tying the team's best record to begin the season. Dutton scored all three of Kent State's goals in the team's 3-0 victory over Lamar Aug. 31 in the first round of the UTSA Classic. Dutton's hat trick, which happened in 33:04, were the fastest three-goal effort in team history. Two days later, Dutton tallied the team's first and last goals against the host Roadrunners. Dutton now leads Kent State with six goals and two assists for 14 points.

Defensive
Stefanie Turner, Central Michigan, Goalkeeper
Senior, Livonia, Mich. ( Livonia Churchill HS)
Turner’s prowess in goal allowed the Chippewas to play No. 12 Marquette to a scoreless draw after two overtime periods on Monday. The senior recorded her third shutout of the season, making a career-high 10 saves to keep the offensively potent Golden Eagles, who had been averaging more than three goals per game, off the scoreboard. She came up clutch in the two overtimes periods, making three saves, including two in the final five minutes of the final overtime session. The shutout is the seventh of her career.

 

Other Nominees:

Katie George, Akron, Defender
Freshman, Middleburg Heights, Ohio (Walsh Jesuit HS)
George played a key role in the Zip defense playing all 90 minutes in Akron's 2-1 defeat at No. 36 Michigan State. The freshman central defender has started all four games in her collegiate career thus far for the Zips has played 354 out of a possible 360 minutes on the pitch. She also has recorded an assist on the season.

Megan Waskowski, Akron, Forward,
Freshman, Strongsville, Ohio (Strongsville HS)
Waskowski scored the equalizing goal in the 65th minute in Akron's 2-1 loss at No. 36 Michigan State on Sunday. The UA freshman currently leads the squad in scoring with two goals and three assists for seven points. In her first four collegiate games, Waskowski has had at least two points in three of those games.

Aubrey Buehler, Ball State, Goalkeeper
Senior, Waukesha, Wis. (Waukesha North HS)
Aubrey Buehler posted her 13th career shutout Sunday and allowed only one goal in 180 minutes between the posts in Ball State’s two games over the weekend. In Sunday’s 1-0 victory over IPFW, Buehler made a trio of key saves, including a diving stop in the second half on what would have been the game-tying goal. She also cut off several other IPFW scoring chances by coming out to play crosses in the box. The senior keeper surrendered only one goal in the Cardinals’ contest Friday against IUPUI. Buehler, who owns a 1.16 goals-against average, is the last line of defense for a Ball State team that has allowed just three goals in its past four games.

Paige Stroinski, Ball State, 
Senior, Granger, Ind. (Penn HS)Paige Stroinski scored the game-winning goal for Ball State in the Cardinals’ 1-0 victory over IPFW on Sunday. She gathered a deflection from the Mastadon goalkeeper and found the right side of the net for the lone tally of the game in rainy conditions. It was the second career game-winning goal for Stroinski, who finished the weekend with four shots, including two shots on goal.

Danielle Rotheram, Central Michigan, 
Freshman, Toronto, Ontario (Holy Trinity Catholic SS)
Rotheram was instrumental in the Chippewas scoring three goals in the final 20 minutes to defeat Dayton, 4-2, in Dayton, Ohio. The freshman assisted on the go-ahead header goal by senior forward Laura Twidle in the 82nd minute. Four minutes later, Rotheram netted a goal of her own on ashot from 15 yards out to the top far corner of the net to give the Chippewas an ultimately insurmountable 4-2 lead and the win. Both the goal and the assist were the first of her collegiate career.

Jenna O'Dell , Eastern Michigan, Goalkeeper
Freshman, Troy, Mich./Athens (Iowa State)
O'Dell made six saves and earned her second victory of the season in a 3-1 triumph Sunday against Lamar in the final match of the UTSA Classic. She preserved a 3-1 EMU lead by making two final saves over the last 20 minutes of the game. O'Dell made nine saves and went 1-1 overall this weekend.

Bianca Rossi, Eastern Michigan, Forward
Sophomore, Mississauga, Ontario (St. Marcellinus)
Rossi netted the game-winning tally in the 38th minute for her third goal of the season in a 3-1 win over Lamar in the final match of the UTSA Classic in San Antonio, Texas. She took over the team lead in points with eight. The sophomore also assisted on the game's first goal.

Stephanie Senn, Kent State, Goalkeeper
Freshman, Grand Island, N.Y. (Grand Island)
Senn improved her record to 4-0-1 with two victories for the Golden Flashes between the pipes. In Kent State's 3-0 win over Lamar, Senn not only made three saves in 45 minutes to share the shutout, she became the second Kent State goalkeeper in program history to register an assist while in goal with her punt that resulted in the game-winning goal. Senn then made five saves in Kent State's 4-1 win over UTSA.

Amy Carr, Northern Illinois, Goalkeeper
Junior, Hemel Hempstead England, (Townsend Church of England)
Junior Amy Carr earned the 11th shutout win of her career Sunday afternoon against Loyola, making three saves in the Huskies 3-0 win over the Ramblers. She is second all-time in shutouts in NIU history. Friday versus Illinois State, Carr made one save in the Huskies 1-0 loss to the high-scoring Redbirds. Carr owns a 0.58 goals against average.

Cori Frankenberg, Northern Illinois, Forward
Junior, Appleton, Wisconsin (Appleton East)
Frankenberg had one of the top-games of her career Sunday at Loyola, scoring a goal and an assist. The Appleton, Wis. native scored the matches game-winning goal in the third minute of play on a corner kick from Shelbi Johnson. She registered her first career assist in the 28th minute of play, crossing a ball to Johnson who gave the Huskies their first of two insurance goals. 

Mattie Liston, Ohio University, Goalkeeper
Junior, Lakewood, Ohio (Montessori HS of University Circle)
Mattie had a very strong weekend for the Bobcats, earning her second consecutive shutout in Ohio’s 1-0 win at Morehead State on Aug. 31. The junior goalkeeper made six saves in the winning effort, many of which were at critical junctures in the match. Liston has not allowed a goal in the last two matches, extending her total shutout streak to 225 minutes.

Making six saves at Morehead State on Friday vaulted Liston into third all-time in program history with 213. The junior has now notched 12 shutouts in her career, a number which also places her third in program history.

Cathryn Rogers, Ohio University, Midfield
Senior, Etobicoke, Ontario (Silverthorn Collegiate Institute)
Cathryn had yet another excellent match for the Bobcats, scoring the game-winning goal against Morehead State Aug. 31 in the team’s lone action of the weekend. The goal was the fourth of the season for Rogers, who has scored 80 percent of Ohio’s goals to this point in the 2012 season. Rogers played 66 minutes in the match against Morehead State, firing three total shots, two of which were on target. Her three shots were a team high for the contest and tied for a game high. She was one of only two players in the match who registered two shots on goal.

Rogers’s goal was the tenth of her career and was the seventh game-winner. She’s now scored both game-winning goals for Ohio this season and in her career, has helped the ‘Cats to a 7-2 record during games in which she finds the back of the net.

Rachel MacLeod, Toledo,  Forward
Junior, Westerville, OH (Central)
Junior Rachel MacLeod scored the match-winning goal in Toledo’s 3-0 shutout victory vs. Loyola (IL) on Friday. The reigning MAC Offensive Player of the Year redirected a perfectly executed corner kick into the back of the net in the 28th minute to tally her squad-best second goal of the season. She also sits first on the team in total points (4) and tied for second in shots (6).

Sam Tiongson, Toledo, Goalkeeper
Freshman, Carmel, IN (Carmel)
Freshman netminder Sam Tiongson was brilliant in her first collegiate start vs. Loyola (IL) on Friday, recording four saves to move her record to 2-0-0 on the season. Tiongson went the distance between the posts and was credited with two acrobatic stops to help the Rockets post their second shutout over the last three matches. Overall this season, Tiongson has seen action in 180:00 minutes, allowing two goals (1.00 GAA), while making nine saves.

Rachel Chaney, Western Michigan, Midfielder
Sophomore, Shelby Township, Mich. (Utica)
Chaney netted the game-tying goal and the game-winning goal in WMU's 2-1 win over Illinois State. The sophomore forward played in 84 total minutes in WMU's fourth straight win. After her double she now leads the team with four goals on the season after scoring just one her freshman year. Chaney also helped the Bronco midfield maintain possession and shut down ISU's All-American forward Rachel Tejada.

Lauren Fearday, Western Michigan, Midfielder
Junior,  Ann Arbor, Mich. (Pioneer)
Fearday played 90 minutes on the back line during WMU's 2-1 win over Illinois State. The RedBirds saw their five-game unbeaten streak ended and Fearday helped the back line shut down ISU's All-American forward Rachel Tejada. Coming into Sunday's game Tejada had eight goals in five games and with Fearday's help, was held to just two shots on the after noon, neither of which landed on goal. Fearday also started and played 45 minutes in WMU's 4-1 route of Murray State on Friday.