MAC Announces Women's Soccer Players of the Week

Updated 10/19/2009
MAC Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
Chelsi Abbott, Central Michigan, Forward
Sophomore, Woodstock, Ont. (St. Mary's SS)

Tallied both Central Michigan goals in its 2-0 weekend on the road. Abbot drilled the game-winner in overtime in the 96th minute to defeat Northern Illinois on Friday. She tallied her third goal in as many matches (all 1-0 wins) in the second half to beat rival Western Michigan on Sunday.

MAC Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Alexa Arsenault, Bowling Green, Goalkeeper
R-Junior, Richmond Hill, Ontario (St. Theresa of Lisieux)

Had 12 saves and a goals-against average of 0.00 in the Falcons' two games last week. Made eight saves as the Falcons battled Kent State to a 0-0 tie, then had four saves in another shutout, a 1-0 win over Buffalo. She now has three complete-game shutouts this season, and has increased her career total to a school-record 20. On the season, now has 70 saves and a goals-against average of 1.22.


Other Nominees
Rachel Phillip, Akron , Forward
Sophomore, Ashland, Ohio (Ashland)
Phillip was responsible for two of Akron's three second half goals in its 3-0 win over Ball State on Sunday, keying the Zips' third-straight victory and improving its record in MAC play to 4-3-1. Her scores came in quick succession, one in the 60th minute and the other in the 63rd. She now leads the squad with 12 points (five goals and two assists) and also has two game-winning scores to her credit this season. Phillip finished the weekend with six shots listed next to her name (four against Ball State and two versus Miami on Friday). She also tallied four shots on goal over the weekend (three versus Ball State).

Jeny Wolbert, Akron, Goalkeeper
Sophomore, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada (St. Mary)
Wolbert earned her fourth and fifth victories of the season over the weekend as Akron topped Miami 1-0 on Friday and Ball State 3-0 on Sunday. She had two saves in 90 minutes of work versus the RedHawks and claimed her third shutout of the season and sixth of her career. She played in the second half only of Sunday's contest against BSU, as senior Katie Davis defended the UA net in the first period due to Senior Day. Against the Cardinals, UA scored all of its goals in the second half and Wolbert recorded a pair of saves to give the Zips their third-straight victory and fourth win in five outings.

Keely Chandler, Bowling Green, Forward
Freshman, Rochester, Mich. (Adams)
Scored the game-winning goal in BGSU's 1-0 win over Buffalo Sunday. Knocked home a Megan Amann corner kick in the sixth minute of the match, for what would prove to be the only goal the Falcons would need. Is now tied for the team lead in goals, with three. Chadler has six points to tie for fourth on the Falcons. The GWG was her second of the year, tying her for the BG lead in that category.

Amy Coron, Buffalo, Goalkeeper
Senior, Farmington, N.Y. (Victor)
After facing 21 shots against Toledo and 24 shots from Bowling Green, amounting to 26 saves on the weekend, Coron now owns the top spot on UB's all-time career saves list with 432. Additionally, Coron surpassed 100 saves in a single season for the third time in her career after making 13 saves in the match against Bowling Green.

Bailey Brandon, Central Michigan, Defender
Freshman, Livonia, Mich. (Livonia Churchill)
Top defender over the weekend in Central Michigan's two shutout victories. long throw-in set up the game-winning tally at Western Michigan on Sunday. Stellar defensive play helped hold Western Michigan to only eight shots on Sunday ... part of a unit that held Northern Illinois without a shot for the final 32:05 on Friday.

Ashley Rodrigues, Eastern Michigan, Forward
Senior, Pickering, Ontario (St. Mary's Catholic Secondary)
Rodrigues scored the game-winner off a penalty kick with 31 seconds remaining against Northern Illinois on Sunday. It was the fourth game winning goal and seventh overall for the senior this season. She now has 18 career goals and sits tied for third all-time at Eastern Michigan.

Maggie Manville, Eastern Michigan, Goalkeeper
Junior, Chelsea, Mich. (Chelsea)
Manville made four saves in a double overtime, 0-0, draw to Western Michigan last Friday on the road. She secured her fifth shutout of the season in just eight starts in goal, tying last year's season-high for shutouts. Four shutouts this season have come away from home, resulting in a win and three ties.

Kellyn Flanagan, Kent State, Midfield
Junior, Medina, Ohio
Flanagan scored Kent State's first goal against Toledo Oct. 18 after leading the Flashes with eight shots against Bowling Green Friday. On the year, Flanagan leads Kent State with 10 points on four goals and two assists.

Kelly Sherwood, Kent State, Goalkeeper
Sophomore, Strongsville, Ohio
Sherwood posted her fifth shutout of the season Oct. 16 against Bowling Green, making four saves in the effort to move into a tie for third place in team history with seven career shutouts. Then, against Toledo Oct. 18, Sherwood became the first Kent State goalkeeper in the program's 13-year history to record an assist while manning the pipes.

Sara Lund, Miami, Forward
Junior, Malmo, Sweden
Lund headed in the game-winning goal in Miami's 1-0 double-overtime victory Sunday at Ohio to snap the Bobcats' six-game unbeaten streak. With less than three minutes left in the second overtime, Lund redirected a free kick and snuck it just inside the post to give the RedHawks the sudden death win. She placed all three of her shots on goal Sunday and her goal was Miami's only shot of either OT period. She now has a team-best five goals this year.

Krista Pace, Miami, Goalkeeper
Senior, Toronto, Ont. (Birchmont Park)
Pace combined for nine saves in two games over the weekend while allowing just one goal for a .900 save percentage. Friday she made three stops in a 1-0 loss at Akron, but bounced back with a strong game on the road at Ohio. Pace made six saves against the Bobcats, including one on a breakaway late in the second half and three in the overtime periods, to record her fifth clean sheet of the season. With the win, she became Miami's winningest goalie of all-time with her 26th career win in net, breaking Leigh Terry's mark of 25.

Kelsey Passaglia, Northern Illinois, Forward
Sophomore, Cary, Ill. (Cary-Grove)
Passaglia recorded her second goal of the season in a match-up against Eastern Michigan Sunday. In the 51st minute of play, Passaglia was able to score on EMU's goalkeeper off a cornerkick from Mo Smunt, to score for the Huskies. This weekend Passaglia recorded six shot attempts, with three shots on goal, with one goal to record two points on the weekend.

Kelly Mullany, Northern Illinois, Defender
Senior, Naperville, Ill. (Neuqua Valley)
Mullany was part of a Huskie defense that held MAC leader CMU scoreless until the 95th minute of play. As part of the defense, Mullany helped NIU record 13 saves against CMU and EMU. In the weekend's contest Mullany recorded three shot attempts against CMU and EMU.

Laura Dieter, Ohio, Forward
Sophomore, Wheaton, Ill.
Dieter scored the game-winning goal late in the 70th minute to lead Ohio over Ball State Friday and extend Ohio's then-unbeaten streak to six games. For the weekend, she put all her shots on goal for a perfect 1.000 SOG percentage.

Jess MacLean, Ohio, Goalkeeper
Senior, Loveland, Ohio (Sycamore)
MacLean allowed just one goal in 107:10 minutes played on the week and tallied a GAA of 0.45. She recorded her second-consecutive shutout and her career-best fourth shutout of the season in Ohio's win against Ball State. She recently completed a streak of 350:31 minutes played without allowing a goal.

Brittany Hensler, Toledo, Midfield
Junior, Strongsville, Ohio
Hensler's third goal of the match lifted Toledo to a thrilling 3-2 double-overtime win over Kent State on Sunday at "Senior Day" at Scott Park. In the second extra period, Hensler found herself alone approximately 15 yards from the Golden Flashes' goal when a loose ball strayed her way. The Strongsville, OH native quickly squared her shoulders and volleyed home the match winner at 103:39, becoming the sixth player in school history to register a hat-trick.

Patrice Impelido, Western Michigan, Midfielder
Senior, Glenn Ellyn, Ill. (Glenbard South)
Impelido had some of the best chances for the Broncos this weekend. She had two shots on goal in the 0-0 tie with Eastern Michigan and had one of WMU's three shots on goal in their 1-0 loss to CMU on Sunday.

Ashley Caliendo, Western Michigan, Defender
Junior, Darien, Ill. (Downers Grove South)
Caliendo played a big part in a defense that held the MAC's top two scorers, EMU's Ashley Rodrigues and CMU's Laura Twidle, to no points on the weekend. She also helped hold the MAC's top scoring team, CMU, to just one goal.