MAC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week
Erin Schwenke, Ohio, Freshman
Forward, Solon, Ohio (Solon)
Schwenke led Ohio to a pair of wins during the weekend, scoring two game-winning goals to lead the Bobcats past Morehead State and IPFW. Her game-winning goal in the 84th minute against Morehead State Friday broke a 1-1 tie. She finished that game against the Eagles with four total shots, two of which were on goal. She followed that up Sunday against IPFW with her second game-winning score in as many games. Her goal in the 87th minute gave Ohio its second win of the weekend. For the weekend, Schwenke finished with the two goals and five shots, three of which were on goal. The freshman leads Ohio with three goals on the year.
Britni Back, Akron, Senior
Forward, North Olmsted, Ohio (North Olmsted)
Back was responsible for Akron’s goal in a 2-1 loss at Cincinnati on Sunday ? in the Zips’ only match of the weekend. With her goal, Back has taken over as the squad's leading scorer this season, with six points (two goals, two assists). Both of Back's shots against Cincinnati were on goal, giving her a team-best nine in that category for the year.
Kristina Anderson, Ball State, Junior
Defender, Hamilton, Ohio (Badin)
Anderson posted a career-high three points in the Cardinals 4-0 victory over Lipscomb Friday. Anderson scored her first goal of the season and second of her career in the 68th minute as she scored directly on a corner kick. She added her first assist on the season 11 minutes later as she set up Tina Vannatta on another corner kick.
Bailey Brandon, Central Michigan, Freshman
Defender, Livonia, Mich. (Livonia Churchill)
Backstopped Central’s defense to its fifth shutout of the season against Detroit on Friday. Got the secondary assist on the game-winning tally off her long throw-in. Tied for the team lead with three shot attempts in Friday’s victory.
Monique Budani, Eastern Michigan, Junior
Goalkeeper, Whitby, Ontario (Sinclair)
Budani made nine saves in preserving the tie against unbeaten Michigan State on Sunday. She withstood 33 shots and made several key saves against the high-powered Spartan offense. Mona is 2-1-1 on the season.
Kelly Sherwood, Kent State, Sophomore
Goalkeeper, Strongsville, Ohio
Despite taking a loss to regionally-ranked Michigan State Sept. 18, Sherwood posted a career-best nine saves in the setback. On the year, Sherwood owns a 0.95 GAA with 29 saves.
Jess Kodiak, Miami, Freshman
Forward, Naperville, Ill. (Naperville North)
Kodiak came off the bench both games this weekend and scored a goal in each with her goal Friday vs. Dayton being the first of her career. The goal was just the second goal Dayton had allowed in eight games this season and was Miami’s only goal of the match. She added her second-career tally in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Cleveland State with both her goals coming off of rebounds.
Lisa Maier, Northern Illinois, Senior
Orland Park, Ill. (Sandburg)
Maier led the Huskies to a 4-0 win over Oakland Friday. Maier recorded two goals in the contest, boasting four points, a .667 shot percentage, and a perfect 1.00 shots on goal percentage in the match-up.
Vicki Traven, Toledo, Sophomore
St. Charles, Ill. (North)
Traven has been impressive between the posts through the initial stages of the 2009 campaign. Traven has three shutouts and played 663 of the possible 740 minutes, making 31 saves and allowing only five goals for a miniscule 0.68 goals-against-average. The 2008 MAC Freshman of the Year has totaled at least six stops in three matches this fall, including a season-best seven saves in UT's 3-0 victory vs. Northern Colorado this past Friday. All four of the Rockets' wins this fall have come via the shutout.
Ali Jacobs, Western Michigan, Junior
Worthington, Ohio (Thomas Worthington)
Jacobs gave the Broncos the lead and then won the game for them in overtime with a pair of goals in WMU's 2-0 win over Wright State. She helped WMU extend their unbeaten streak to four games before it was snapped on Sunday by Marquette. Jacobs set a new career high for goals in a season with the first multi-goal game of her career. Jacobs also had WMU's best scoring chance on Sunday against Marquette, but her shot was smothered by the opposing keeper.