MAC Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
Stephanie Velez, Buffalo, Forward
Freshman, Mamaroneck, N.Y. (Mamaroneck)
Velez scored three goals for six points, in helping Buffalo earn a pair of wins for the weekend. Velez netted one goal in Buffalo's win over Western Michigan on Friday and then scored both UB goals in the shutout against Northern Illinois on Sunday. The weekend wins are Buffalo's first MAC wins of the season. Velez leads the Bulls in goals with four, three of which were scored this weekend.
MAC Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Amy Coron, Buffalo, Goalkeeper
Senior, Farmington, N.Y. (Victor)
Coron helped the Bulls earn their first MAC wins of the season, making 18 saves on the weekend- 10 in the game against Western Michigan and eight against Northern Illinois. The 2-0 win over Northern Illinois gave Coron her second shutout of the season as she finished the weekend with a .50 GAA and a save percentage of .947, only allowing one goal. Coron is now just eight saves away from taking over the number one spot on UB's all-time career saves list.
Rachel Phillip, Akron, Forward
Sophomore, Ashland, Ohio (Ashland)
Phillip had one goal and one assist in Akron's 2-1 win at Bowling Green on Sunday. Her goal came with 46 seconds remaining in the first half to give the Zips a 1-0 lead heading into the intermission, and then assisted on Liz Cloutier's goal with 1:09 remaining in regulation - lifting Akron to its second win in three matches. Phillip finished the weekend with six shots (three versus BGSU and three at Toledo on Friday) and four shots on goal (two in each game).
Jeny Wolbert, Akron, Goalkeeper
Sophomore, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada (St. Mary's)
Wolbert recorded a combined nine saves over the weekend as Akron split a pair of road contests. In the Zips' 2-1 win at Bowling Green on Sunday, she tallied her fourth five save performance of the season and allowed one goal in 90 minutes of work. In Friday's 1-0 loss at Toledo, she was credited with four saves and also allowed just one goal in 90 minutes of protecting the UA net.
Katelyn Turner, Bowling Green, Forward
Sophomore, Hamilton, Ohio (Lakota East)
Scored BGSU's lone goal in Friday's 1-1 tie vs. Ohio ... very nearly ended the match in the second OT of that game, as she hit the post with a shot ... on the season, is tied for the BG lead in both goals (three) and points (eight) ... two of her goals have come in MAC play, giving her the team lead in conference games ... she has topped her scoring total for all of last season, and now has career totals of six goals, two assists and 14 points in 30 games.
Alexa Arsenault, Bowling Green, Green, Goalkeeper
R-Junior, Richmond Hill, Ontario (St. Theresa of Lisieux)
Had a total of six saves in the Falcons' two games, vs. Ohio and Akron ... allowed three goals for a GAA of 1.35.
Amanda Waugh, Central Michigan, Forward
Senior, Burlington, Ont. (Nelson SS)
Netted the game-winning goal in Friday's victory over Ball State while finishing second on the team with four shots (three on goal). Came off the bench and assisted on the only goal in a 1-0 victory over then second-place Miami on Sunday, helping the Chippewas improve to 6-0 in MAC play for the first time in school history.
Liesel Toth, Central Michigan, Defender
Sophomore, Victor, N.Y. (Victor )
Central's top defender in a pair of shutout wins over the weekend. Helped hold Ball State to only five shots in a dominant, 3-0 victory on Friday. Had several key defensive plays in a tight, 1-0 win over Miami on Sunday as the Chippewas held the RedHawks to only seven shots. The shutouts extend CMU's school record to nine straight as the Chippewas have not yielded a goal in 842:19.
Ashley Rodrigues, Eastern Michigan, Forward
Senior, Pickering, Ontario (St. Mary's Catholic Secondary)
Rodrigues scored her team-leading sixth goal of the season when she netted her second of the day against Ball State Sunday, Oct. 11. It proved to be the game-winner in a game the Eagles needed to have to stay in the mix for a MAC Tournament berth. Rodrigues recorded her second career multi-goal game and moved to within one goal of third place on the all-time list at EMU with her 17th career goal.
Maggie Manville, Eastern Michigan, Goalkeeper
Junior, Chelsea, Mich. (Chelsea)
Manville recorded her fourth win of the season and allowed just her first goal in the last 290 minutes of action. Going into her start on Sunday, the junior was leading the MAC in goals against average at a 0.45 clip.
Annie Messer, Kent State, Midfield
Junior, Dayton, Ohio (West Carrolton)
Was involved in three of Kent State's four goals this week, assisting twice in win over Northern Illinois Oct. 9 and adding a goal Oct. 11 vs. Western Michigan.
Catharine Marosszeky, Kent State, Defender
Senior, Aurora, Ontario
Played all 214 minutes for Kent State on the week in two overtime games. Assisted on game-winning goal Friday against Northern Illinois, as her header on a corner kick fell to the feet of teammate Vanessa Salerno for the game's golden goal.
Jodi Zwingelberg, Miami, Forward
Senior, Elgin, Ill. (Larkin)
Zwingelberg netted the game-winning goal in Miami's 1-0 victory at Eastern Michigan Friday. The goal was a great individual effort, gathering her own rebound, finding space in the defense and burying the goal. It was her first goal of 2009. She also led Miami with four shots in the rain-soaked game.
Krista Pace, Miami, GK
Senior, Toronto, Ont. (Birchmont Park)
Pace recorded her fourth shutout of the season Friday at Eastern Michigan, tying a season high with nine saves in Miami's 1-0 win. She conceded just one goal Sunday at MAC-leading Central Michigan, the fewest CMU has scored in MAC play this year, while making eight stops. On the weekend (two starts, 180 minutes), she allowed just one goal while making 17 saves for a .944 save percentage.
Christian Schuler, Northern Illinois, Defender
Junior, Aurora, Ill. (Waubonsie Valley)
Schuler led the Huskies in Sunday's game against Buffalo. Schuler recorded three shot attempts against the Bulls, with two shots on goal. Schuler's performance in the Sunday's contest, brings her MAC shot on goal percentage to 0.769, with 13 shots attempts and 10 shots on goal in MAC play.
Cathryn Rogers, Ohio, Midfielder
Freshman, Toronto, Ontario (Silverthorn Collegiate Institute)
Rogers scored the game-winning goal to lift Ohio past Toledo on the road Sunday afternoon. She also put all her shots during the weekend on goal. Her composed play in the midfield has helped the Bobcats to three wins and a tie on the road the last two weekends.
Paige Howard, Ohio, Defender
Freshman, Mentor, Ohio (Lake Catholic)
Howard's strong play in the defensive backfield has helped Ohio to three shutouts in its last five games. Her strong play was instrumental in shutting out Toledo on Sunday. In addition, her speed, one-vs-one defensive ability, tackling, heading and aggressive play have been instrumental in leading the Bobcats to three wins and a tie on the road the last two weeks. This past week, Howard also tallied a shot on goal percentage of 1.000.
Sarah Blake, Toledo, Midfielder
Junior, Westlake, Ohio (Magnificat)
Blake scored the match's lone goal in the 54th minute to lead Toledo to a 1-0 shutout victory over Akron on Friday at soggy and cold Scott Park. UT's Blake did a great job of maneuvering herself in between a couple of Zips' defenders on a corner kick by freshman Rachael Kravitz and used her heel to direct the ball into the back of the net. The match-winning goal was her first of the season at 53:25 of the second half.
Megan Matula, Western Michigan, Forward
Freshman, Mason, Ohio (Mason)
Matula assisted on every goal the Broncos scored this weekend. Her two assists in the game against Kent State was the first multi-assist game of her career. Her production on the weekend moved her in to a tie with teammate Nicole Dulyea for team lead in assists with four.
Ashley Caliendo, Western Michigan, Defender
Junior, Darien, Ill. (Downers Grove South)
Caliendo helped fight off a hard charge by Kent State in the second half of Sunday's 2-2 tie to help the Broncos earn a point on the road. Caliendo's play on the back line also helped WMU shut down the Golden Flashes in the first half.