Women's Soccer Players of the Week

Updated 9/23/2013

Offensive Player of the Week

Angela Vultaggio, Eastern Michigan, Forward
Junior, Chesterfield, Mich. (L'Anse Creuse North)

Eastern Michigan University junior Angela Vultaggio had a huge weekend for the EMU women’s soccer team.  The forward from Chesterfield, Mich. led the Eagles to a pair of victories to close out the non-conference season, as the Green and White defeated Stetson, 5-1, Sept. 20, before shutting out Indiana State, 4-0, Sept. 22. Vultaggio recorded a .700 shots-on-goal percentage, scoring on three of her seven attempts on goal. After scoring one goal and adding an assist against Stetson, Vultaggio found the net twice against Indiana State to round out her weekend with seven points (3 goals, 1 assist).

Defensive Player of the Week

Megan McCabe, Eastern Michigan, Goalkeeper
Sophomore, Arlington Heights, Ill. (Prospect)

EMU goalkeeper Megan McCabe helped the Eagles complete non-conference play with a pair of victories, allowing just one goal in 173 minutes of play. The sophomore stopped six shots in a 5-1 victory over Stetson, Sept. 20, before making five saves in a 4-0 shutout against Indiana State, Sept. 22.

Other Nominees

Lauren Cadel, Bowling Green, Goalkeeper
R-Freshman, Newmarket, Ontario (Sir William Mulock)

Redshirt freshman Lauren Cadel made 18 saves in Bowling Green’s two matches last week. Cadel had eight stops at Detroit, and made 10 saves in the Falcons’ overtime loss to Evansville.  She has posted double-digit save totals in three of her six career starts, and ranks among the national leaders in saves and saves per game. 


Rachel MacLeod, Toledo, Forward
Senior, Westerville, Ohio (Central High School)

Senior Rachel MacLeod fueled Friday’s offensive explosion against Indiana State with a career-tying best five points. MacLeod finished with two goals and one assist in the victory over the Sycamores. She also scored five points against Ohio in the quarterfinal round of the 2011 MAC Tournament. Overall this season, MacLeod has totaled a squad-best seven goals and 15 total points. She has now tallied goals in four of the first eight matches in 2011.


Katie George, Akron, Defender
Freshman, Middleburg Heights, Ohio (Walsh Jesuit High School)

Katie George played a significant role in the Zips defense this weekend against Cleveland State. The freshman played the full 90 minutes, while also allowing the Zips to out-shoot the Vikings, 25-6, and receive more corner kicks, 9-2. George also chipped in on offense, as she recorded two shots, one on goal.


Kelly DeNiro, Akron, Midfielder
Senior, Columbus, Ohio (Bishop Watterson

Kelly DeNiro netted her first goal of the season, unassisted, in the loss on Sunday. DeNiro registered a total of nine shots, three on goal, while also playing the full 90 minutes against CSU. She recorded the most shots and shots on goal for the Akron squad. 


Liz Finley, Ohio, Forward
Junior, Mason, Ohio (William Mason High School

Finley notched a team-high five shots to anchor Ohio’s aggressive offense in Friday’s 0-0 draw at Cleveland State. The junior fired two of her five shots on goal, including a well-placed target early in the second half that almost scored Ohio the lead. After posting the game-winning goal last week vs. Youngstown State, Finley continued her high-octane offensive game Friday to help the Bobcats hold a 24-9 edge over the Vikings in shots and impressive 16-2 cushion in corners.


Mattie Liston, Ohio, Goalkeeper
Senior, Lakewood, Ohio (Montessori High School of Univ. Circle)

Liston posted her second-straight shutout and 18th of her career to help Ohio earn a 0-0 tie at Cleveland State Friday night extend the team’s unbeaten streak to five matches. The Lakewood, Ohio, native made three saves – including a crucial stop in the second overtime session – to keep  the Bobcats square with the Vikings. Liston has now gone more than 281-straight minutes in goal without allowing a goal over Ohio’s last three matches.


Amy Carr, NIU, Goalkeeper
Senior, Hemel Hempstead, England (Townsend Church of England)

Carr recorded her third game in a row in which she allowed just one goal with her performance at Loyola Chicago on Friday. She faced 11 total shots in the game, with seven of those headed for the goal. Carr was able to provide work in net for NIU that helped keep the team within striking distance in the game against the Ramblers. 


Jackie Wandt, NIU, Defender
Freshman, Brookfield, Wis. (Brookfield East)

In NIU’s lone game of the weekend against Loyola Chicago, Jackie Wandt provided an offensive option for the team off the bench. She was one of two players from the NIU bench to record a shot, helping her team keep up some offensive pressure against the opposing Ramlbers. 


Michelle Watson, Western Michigan, Goalkeeper
Senior, Cincinnati, Ohio (McAuley)

Watson needed to make just one save to earn her fourth shutout of the season. This put her career total at 20, tying Katie Perz (2002-05) for the program record for shutouts in a season. 


Aubrey Sudomier, Western Michigan, Midfielder
Junior, Shelby Township, Mich. (Eisenhower)

Sudomier set up Ariana Donahue’s game-winning goal in the first half with the primary assist that gave the Broncos a 1-0 lead. She then netted her first goal of the season to push the lead to 2-0 after netting a goal early in the second half. Sudomier fired off a match-high four shots to help WMU explode offensively and generate a season-high four goals on the day. 


Jenna Hellstrom, Kent State, Defender
Freshman, Sudbury, Ontario (LaSalle)

Kent State rookie Jenna Hellstrom scored Kent State’s game-winning goal last Friday afternoon just six minutes into the game.  Hellstrom one-timed the ball into the net after a Stephanie Haugh corner kick to score the first of three KSU goals that day.  Hellstrom had two shots in her 64 minutes of play, and was her third goal of the year.  She is now second on the team in scoring with six points.


Stephanie Senn, Kent State, Goalkeeper
Sophomore, Grand Island, NY (Grand Island)

Kent State sophomore goalkeeper Stephanie Senn had another outstanding week for the Golden Flashes.  Senn tallied three saves in 90 minutes en route to a 3-0 shutout victory over the visiting Youngstown State Penguins on Friday afternoon.  The shutout was her third of the year, as Kent State improved to 5-3 overall. 


Kelsey Shaprio, Ball State, Defender
Senior, Farmington Hills, Mich. (North Farmington High School)

Kelsey Shapiro played a key role on both ends of the field in Ball State’s 1-1 draw Friday at IUPUI. The senior defender anchored a back line defensively that allowed few scoring chances to the Jaguars. She also scored the equalizing goal in the second half that allowed the Cardinals to earn a draw in rainy conditions on the road. Shapiro scored on a corner kick from teammate Leah Mattingly in the 70th minute for her first collegiate goal.