MAC Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
Stephanie Clarke, Eastern Michigan, Forward
Freshman, London, Ontario (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Freshman Stephanie Clarke has driven the EMU offense to the tune of a four-game unbeaten streak and one-of-three remaining unbeaten teams in MAC play. She has now recorded at least one point in three straight games, scoring a goal and chipping in three assists in a 6-4 victory over Bowling Green before assisting on the lone Eagle goal in a 1-1 draw with MAC East leader Miami. Clarke now has a team-high 11 points on the season, all of which have come in the previous three games.MAC Women's Soccer Co-Defensive Players of the Week
Vicki Traven, Toledo, Goalkeeper
Junior, St. Charles, IL (North)
Junior Vicki Traven totaled nine saves in between the posts in a pair of victories against Ohio and Akron this past weekend. The 2008 MAC Freshman of the Year finished with seven stops vs. the Bobcats on Friday and two saves against the Zips in double overtime two days later. The St. Charles, IL native now has five shutouts on the season, including three in the last four matches. In MAC contests only, Traven has yielded only one tally in 375:25 for a miniscule 0.24 goals-against average.Julia Francy, Western Michigan, Goalkeeper
Senior, Westerville, Ohio (Westerville Central)
Francy made two saves in WMU's 5-0 win over Kent State and three saves in WMU's 0-0 double-overtime draw with Buffalo. She helped extend the Broncos' home shutout streak to four games and 380 minutes. Francy has been in net for all four shutouts.Other Nominees:
Jordan Baranowski, Akron, Forward
Senior, Gibsonia, Pa. (Pine-Richland)
Jordan scored the game winner in Friday's win over Ball State. Receiving a throw on the left side, the senior striker moved around two defenders to get to the left corner of penalty area and ripped a shot that beat the Cardinal goalkeeper at the near post. It was the second goal of the season for Baranowski.
Jeny Wolbert, Akron, Goalkeeper
Junior, Kitchener, Ontario (St. Mary's)
With eight saves over the weekend, Wolbert tied the all-time career mark for saves at Akron with 213. She now hold the record with Krystin Wilson who played from 2004-2007.
Madeline Wideman, Bowling Green, Forward
Freshman, Troy, Mich. (Troy)
Had a goal and an assist in the Falcons' match at Eastern Michigan ... the three-point game was her second of the year, and she now has eight points this season ... seven of those eight points came in a four-game span ... Wideman's eight points is the highest total by a Falcon freshman since Megan Amann (12) and Alyssa Zuccaro (11) each reached double digits in the 2008 season.
Ainsley Wheldon, Buffalo, Goalkeeper
Freshman, Waterloo, Ontario (Bluevale Collegiate Institute)
Recorded her third 10-save game of the season in a 1-0 loss against Northern Illinois... turned away three more shots in her first career shutout, picking up the Bulls' offense in a 0-0 tie against Western Michigan to give the team its first points in conference play... Wheldon now has 66 saves in 11 games, 23 of which have come in conference play.
Jenna Hill, Central Michigan, Midfielder
Senior, Lake Orion, Mich. (Lake Orion)
Senior Jenna Hill scored her first goal of the season and helped shut down the second ranked offense in the nation Friday in CMU's 2-0 victory over Miami. Hill played all 90 minutes of Friday's contest in the defensive midfield, helping shut out the RedHawks, who came in averaging 3.36 goal per game. Hill also scored her first goal of the season in the 8th minute of the match when she headed a shot past Miami goalkeeper Kris Gasparovic off a long throw deep in the Miami zone.
Ashley Mejilla, Central Michigan, Midfielder
Sophomore, Mississauga, Ontario (Loyola Catholic SS)
Sophomore Ashley Mejilla scored her second game-winning goal of the season in Sunday's 1-0 victory over Bowling Green, helping the Chippewas start 4-0 in conference play for the third straight year. Mejilla played 81 minutes in the match, scoring in the 79:42 mark of the match to break the 0-0 tie and seal the victory for CMU. Mejilla's goal came off a rebound that she kicked in from one-yard. Mejilla also played 75 minutes in CMU's 2-0 victory over Miami on Friday, registering one shot.
Annie Messer, Kent State, Midfielder
Senior, Dayton, Ohio (West Carrollton)
Messer converted on a penalty kick in the second half against Northern Illinois Oct. 3 to give Kent State a 1-1 draw against the Huskies. Two days previous against Western Michigan, Messer led the team in shots.
Lauren Eberts, Northern Illinois, Defender
Sophomore, Pickerington, Ohio (Pickerington North)
Lauren Eberts was outstanding as a member of the Huskies defense that held their opponents to four shots on goal and four cornerkicks through 200 minutes of play this weekend. Eberts helped her team to their fifth shutout of the year against Buffalo on Friday, while also notching the game-winning goal for NIU in that contest. The standout defender notched her first collegiate goal in the Huskies 1-0 win, before going on to help lead NIU to a 1-1 draw on Sunday, allowing just one goal on a penalty kick.
Shelbi Johnson, Northern Illinois, Midfielder
Sophomore, Bolingbrook, Ill. (Neuqua Valley)
After firing three shots, with one on goal against the Huskies 1-0 shutout victory over Buffalo on Friday, Johnson found the back of the net in the Huskies 1-1 draw against Kent State. Johnson brought the Huskies back from a 1-0 deficit, when she fired a shot in the 51st minute of play to even the score at 1-1. After bringing the Huskies to the 1-1 tie, Johnson would go on to fire three shots in the game to total six shots with two on goal this past weekend.
Julie Thompson, Miami, Midfielder
Senior, Glenview, Ill. (Loyola Academy)
Thompson was very strong defensively for Miami in the midfield over the weekend. Coach Bobby Kramig called her game against Eastern Michigan Sunday "probably played the best game I've ever seen her play in four years here at Miami. She was absolutely superb." Her play helped Miami come from behind to earn a double-overtime draw against the Eagles, limiting EMU to just one goal.
Mattie Liston, Ohio, Goalkeeper
Freshman, Lakewood, Ohio (Montessori HS of Univ. Circle)
Liston tallied her fourth shutout of the season during the weekend with Ohio's win over Ball State. She finished the 'Cats' two games with 11 saves while allowing only two goals in 180 minutes of play. She also compiled an .846 save percentage on the weekend.
Erin Schwenke, Ohio, Forward
Sophomore, Solon, Ohio (Solon HS)
Schwenke scored the game-winning goal in leading Ohio past Ball State Sunday afternoon. She finished the weekend with two points and two shots, including one on goal. She is tied for the team lead in goals on the season.
Ali Bagley, Western Michigan, Midfielder
Senior, Mason, Ohio (University of South Carolina)
Bagley netted the first goal of her collegiate career in the 35th minute in WMU's 5-0 win over Kent State. She later added the second goal of her career in the 43rd minute on a screaming strike from 20 yards out and into the upper left corner.