Offensive Player of the Week
Madison Thompson, Kent State
Freshman, Ontario, Canada (Resurrection Catholic)
Thompson scored the game-winner on Saturday to boost Kent State to a 3-1 victory over Miami and take at least a share of the conference title. Thompson took a pass from Sami Surdy and planted it in the goal to break a 1-1 tie in the second half and give Kent State the lead. Her speed was on display in the game, as she was able to race down the field to come up with some big defensive stops, too.
Defensive Player of the Week
Alexis Madeira, Kent State, Back
Sophomore, Harrisburg, Pa. (Central Dauphin)
Madeira led a great defensive effort by Kent State that held Miami to just three shots on goal in the 3-1 victory. She came up with huge plays in pivotal moments, including some great tackles in the game.
Luli Gomez Teruel, Ohio
Senior, Salta, Argentina (Instituto San Alfonso)
Gomez Teruel put forth a stellar effort for the Bobcats this past week in a pair of league contests. On Wednesday vs. Miami, the Salta, Argentina native generated a number of key offensive opportunities. Just two minutes into the second half, Gomez Teruel notched the game-winning goal when she took the ball and raced to the top of the circle where she fired an incredible shot to beat the Miami goaltender for the score. She finished the match with three shots, including two on goal. In Saturday’s match at Ball State, she recorded a season-high seven shots and placed five of them on goal to lead the Ohio offense against the Cardinals.
Jordyn Brengosz, Central Michigan, Back
Junior, Hartland ,Wis. (Arrowhead)
Junior back Jordyn Brengosz was a prime aspect on offense in all three games last week. Brengosz scored the game-winning goal off her own penalty corner against Missouri State on Saturday to assist the Chippewas to its third shutout of the season. Brengosz also contributed one shot against Michigan State and Northwestern but couldn’t covert.
Brittany Walker, Ohio, Goalkeeper
Junior, Elizabethtown, Pa. (Elizabethtown Area)
Walker had a stellar week in the cage for Ohio during the Bobcats’ pair of MAC matches. On the week, the Elizabethtown, Pa., native notched a 0.64 goals against average and an .833 save percentage in a full 140 minutes of action. On Wednesday, the junior notched her second shutout of the season (fifth of her career) while leading Ohio to a crucial league win over rival Miami. Walker notched three saves against the RedHawks, two of which preserved Ohio’s one goal advantage in the second half. On Saturday at Ball State, she let in one goal while making two saves in the contest.
Bailey McKeon, Central Michigan, Forward
Senior, Fleetwood, Pa. (Oley Valley)
Senior forward Bailey McKeon proved what a “switch” player between offense and defense is all about in all three games last week. McKeon scored the first goal in a 2-0 victory over Missouri State. Not only did McKeon contribute offensively, she fell back plenty of times on defense. McKeon stole the ball and blocked shots multiple times throughout the week. McKeon helped the Chippewas to its third shutout of the season versus Missouri State by leaving offense to help on defense.
Andrea Bain, Missouri State, Goalkeeper
Senior, Victoria, British Columbia (Oak Bay High)
Bain led a strong Missouri State defense on Saturday at Central Michigan, as the Bears allowed only two goals to the Chippewas. The senior has helped lead an improved MSU defense all season long. Thanks in part to Bain’s leadership in net, the Bears have seen a 23 percent reduction in goals allowed per game this season.