MAC Announces Women?s Soccer Co-Players of the Week

Updated 10/5/2009

MAC Women’s Soccer Co-Players of the Week

Kelsey Pichel, Ohio, Midfield

Sophomore, Rochester Hills, Mich. (Stoney Creek)   

Pichel had a hand in all but one of Ohio's goals while tallying a goal and two assists for four points in helping the Bobcats to a pair of road wins during the weekend. Included in this was the game-winning goal Sunday against Western Michigan. Against Northern Illinois Friday, the sophomore tallied an assist while putting all of her shots on goal to help Ohio snap a four-match losing skid with the Huskies. Sunday, Pichel tallied an assist and scored the game-winning goal. After assisting on Ohio's first goal of the day against the Broncos, she notched the winning score with a goal from 25 yards out in the second half. For the weekend, Pichel also recorded a shot on goal percentage of 100%. She leads Ohio in assists and points on the season.


Chelsea Detrick, Eastern Michigan, Forward 

Sophomore, Grosse Point, Mich. (North)       

Detrick netted her third and fourth goals of the season this week, both going down as game-winners for the Eagles. In the 54th minute vs. Buffalo Friday, the sophomore forward headed a cross past the keeper en route to MAC home-opening win over Buffalo. Then in the 61st minute vs. Kent State Sunday, she crossed over one defender before slipping it past the charging keeper and helping EMU remain unbeaten in MAC play.




Other Nominees

Katie Wise, Akron, Midfielder/Forward         

Freshman, Wexford, Pa. (Pine-Richland)       

Wise's first collegiate goal provided the game-winning score in Akron's 1-0 victory at Northern Illinois on Sunday. She connected with her only shot of the day and first of the season in the 62nd minute to help the Zips put an end to a two-match losing streak and notch their second road win of the season.


Jacki Eft, Ball State, Forward 

Junior, Fishers, Ind. (Hamilton Southeastern)           

Eft posted three points on the weekend as she tallied a goal and an assist. Eft scored the game-winning goal in the Cardinals’ victory over Bowling Green Friday. She added an assist Sunday afternoon to give her a team-high and MAC-leading five assists on the year.


Alicia Almond, Bowling Green, Defender/Midfielder  

Junior, Findlay, Ohio (Findlay)

Scored BG's lone goal of the weekend, at Miami on Sunday. The goal was her first of the season and the third of her career.


Liesel Toth, Central Michigan, Defender        

Sophomore, Victor, N.Y.

 Was a key defender for Central Michigan's 2-0 weekend in which the Chippewas posted two more shutouts, giving the Maroon and Gold seven straight shutouts. She helped hold previously MAC unbeaten Kent State to only nine shot attempts on Friday and limited Buffalo to only three shots on Sunday. She also tallied her second career goal in Sunday's victory over UB.


Gabi Ingram, Kent State, Defender   

Sophomore, Indianapolis, Ind.           

Just missed scoring her first collegiate goal Sunday against Eastern Michigan, as her shot was denied by the crossbar. On the weekend, was one of just three players to see the field for all 180 minutes.


Krista Pace, Miami, Goalkeeper

Senior, Toronto, Ontario (Birchmont Park)    

With her shutout against MAC preseason favorite Toledo on Friday, Pace earned her 11th career shutout, and third this season, to break Miami's career shutouts record. She made a season-high nine saves against the Rockets to earn the clean sheet. On Sunday against Bowling Green, Pace made five stops and allowed just one goal. For the weekend, Pace played 180 minutes in net and allowed just one goal while making 14 saves. She is already Miami's all-time saves leader.


Christen Schuler, Northern Illinois, Defense  

Junior, Aurora, Ill. (Waubonsie Valley)          

Schuler recorded four shots on goal in matches against Ohio and Akron. Schuler boasts a .714 shot percentage on the season. Schuler is part of a Huskies defense that held their opponents to just eleven shot attempts this past weekend. 


Ali Leak, Toledo, Forward

Senior, Pickerington, Ohio (North)     

Leak scored two goals in UT's thrilling 4-3 come-from-behind victory at Ball State on Sunday. For Leak it was her third-collegiate match with more than one goal. The four-year letterwinner finished the contest with a collegiate-best 11 shots, surpassing her previous-best effort of eight shots vs. Akron on Oct. 26, 2007. For the season, Leak leads the team with four scores and ranks second in total points (9) and shots (33).


Nicole Dulyea, Western Michigan, Midfielder

Junior, Kentwood, Mich. (East Kentwood)     

Dulyea extended her scoring streak to three games with an assist in WMU's 2-0 win over Akron. She played a pivotal roll in helping the Broncos control the midfield for the win. Dulyea had one goal and four assists in three games during her streak.