MAC Announces Women’s Soccer Players of the Week

Updated 9/17/2012

Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week 
Cori Frankenberg, Northern Illinois, Forward 
Junior,  Appleton, Wis., (Appleton East)
In the Huskies lone game of the weekend, junior Cori Frankenberg lead a quartet of Huskie scorers with the game-winning goal, her fourth golden goal this season, and an assist to lead Northern Illinois past South Dakota. In the 11th minute, Frankenberg received a hard roller from Lauren Noonan just outside the 18-yard box and after two touches, she curled the ball to the near post and shook the inside of the woodwork to give the Huskies a 2-0 at that point. In the 81st minute, Frankenberg played a ball to Allie McBride, who flicked it to freshman Kate Wirthlin who proceeded to score her first career goal and give the Huskies their 4-1 final score. Entering the weekend, Frankenberg was seventh in the nation in game-winning goals with three. She now has the golden goal in all four of NIU's four wins has scored 10 points on the season (four goals, two assists). 


Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Stephanie Senn, Kent State, Goalkeeper 
Freshman, Grand Island, N.Y. (Grand Island)  
Senn surrendered just one goal in 184 minutes of action this past weekend.  The freshman goalie stopped six shots, including two in overtime as Kent State defeated Marshall 2-1 to secure the Golden Flashes best start in school history at 5-0-1.  On Sunday after Duquesne scored twice in the opening seven minutes, she came on in relief and held the Dukes scoreless the final 78:26 making three saves in the process.  

Other Nominees: 

Megan Waskowski, Akron, Forward
Freshman, Strongsville, Ohio (Strongsville HS)
In Sunday's game against Marshall, Waskowski had one shot in the 10th minute for the Zips, which just missed opening the scoring as it nearly found the lower far post. Through seven games, Waskowski continues to lead Akron in scoring with three goals and three assists for nine points.
Gillian Gross, Akron, Defender
Junior, East Meadow, N.Y. (East Meadow HS)
Gross was a welcome return to the Akron starting defense on Sunday against Marshall as she made a strong defensive impact at left back in her first start of the season. After missing the first three games of the season, Gross has played in the last four for the Akron defense, helping the Zips to two shutouts during that span.
Jasmine Moses, Ball State, Forward
Sophomore, Indianapolis, Ind. (North Central)
Jasmine Moses scored for Ball State in the 10th minute Sunday to give the Cardinals an early lead against Butler. It was the second goal in as many games for Moses with each of them coming in the opening 10 minutes of Ball State’s past two contests.
Sidney Huth, Bowling Green, Forward
Sophomore, Lebanon, Ohio (Lebanon)
Huth scored the Falcons’ lone goal in the 89th minute of a 2-1 loss to Illinois State.  The goal was her second of the season, matching her total for all of last year.  She now has eight career points on four goals.
Jenna Underwood, Bowling Green, Goalkeeper
Freshman, Goodrich, Mich. (Goodrich)
Underwood made five saves in her first collegiate start, a 2-1 loss to Illinois State on Friday night.  She held the explosive Redbird offense off of the scoreboard during the first half of that match.  Also started Sunday’s Loyola (Ill.) match, a narrow 1-0 loss. On the weekend, had a goals-against average of 1.50 and has a total of nine saves in three appearances this season to date.
Stephanie Haugh, Kent State, Forward
Sophomore, Richmond Hill, Ontario (St. Theresa)
Haugh gave Kent State its best start in school history on Friday scoring on a header in the 107th minute to give the Golden Flashes a 2-1 OT win.  The sophomore forward also added an assist in the win which extended Kent State's unbeaten streak to start the season to six straight at 5-0-1.  On Sunday in a 2-1 loss to Duquesne, Haugh drew a foul that gave Kent State penalty kick in the 65th minute which accounted for the Golden Flashes lone goal.  The 4.0 psychology major is second on the team with 10 total points recording three goals and four assists.  
Emilee Kaminski, Miami, Defender
Sophomore, Saline, Mich. (Saline HS)
Kaminski led Miami to a strong defensive effort in a pair of matches over the weekend as the RedHawks allowed just one goal in two matches (197 minutes), which included a double overtime contest. Kaminski played all 107 minutes in Miami’s double-overtime loss to IPFW Friday, consistently challenging the Mastodon midfielders down the flanks. Her good defensive pressure also allowed her to be involved offensively as she fired a career-high three shots in the match, including her first career shot on goal. In Sunday’s 4-0 victory at Indiana State, Kaminski again started and played 70 minutes at outside back, helping Miami record its fourth shutout of the year. She took another shot as well, giving her four shots on the weekend. Kaminski helped limit the opposition to just eight shots on goal all weekend, including just three against Indiana State. The 177 minutes she played on the weekend was the second most of any RedHawk.
Lauren Eberts, Northern Illinois, Defender
Senior, Pickerington, Ohio, Pickerington North 
Lauren Eberts lead a solid defensive effort for Northern Illinois against South Dakota, only allowing the Coyotes to three shots on goal, all of which were saved by goalkeepers Amy Carr and Deanna Libricz. Eberts and her teammates on the backline played crafty and controlled possession in the defensive third, not allowing USD to a corner kick, while the Huskies accumulated nine in the match. South Dakota's lone goal came from a penalty kick in the 73rd minute of play, awarded by a Huskie hand ball in the box.
Mattie Liston, Ohio University, Goalkeeper
Junior, Lakewood, Ohio (Montessori HS of University Circle)
Opponent Results: 1-0 win vs. Youngstown State on Sept. 14
Mattie had a strong performance in Ohio’s lone match of the week, posting a shutout in the Bobcats’ 1-0 win over Youngstown State on Sept. 14. The junior earned her fourth shutout of the season (and 14th in her career) in the victory, stopping the two shots which came her way. Not showing up on the score sheet were the multiple times she came off her line to collect or punch crosses well away from the goal, significantly limiting the Penguins’ opportunities on goal. 
Maggie Murnane, Ohio University, Midfielder/Forward
Junior, Libertyville, Ill. (University of Dayton)
Maggie had a terrific game on Friday in Ohio’s lone action of the week. The junior scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over visiting Youngstown State. The win was Ohio’s fifth in a row, a streak which has not been achieved since the 2004 season. In addition to scoring the only goal of the match, Murnane was an offensive threat for the entire 62 minutes she played, firing a game-high seven shots and a game-high four shots on goal.