MAC Offensive Player of the Week
Mary Alice Moore, Central Michigan, Midfield
Junior, Miller Place, N.Y. (Miller Place)
Central Michigan junior midfielder Mary Alice Moore was a scoring machine for the Chippewas in their opening weekend, tallying four goals to help the Maroon and Gold get off to a perfect start with wins over Robert Morris and Saint Louis. Moore scored the Chippewas’ first goal of the season in the their 2-0 victory over Robert Morris before recording her first career hat trick in a 6-1 victory over Saint Louis Sunday. All five of her shots on the weekend were on goal and both goals were the eventual game winners.
MAC Defensive Player of the Week
Ali Froede, Miami, Back
Junior, Burke, Va. (Lake Braddock)
Froede led a Miami defense that held 18th-ranked Wake Forest in check the majority of the game, only taking the lead for the first time with five minutes to go. She helped the RedHawks hold Radford to only one shot the entire game, and also kept Longwood off the board for the first 62 minutes of their third contest in four days, as Miami outscored its two opponents a combined 10-2. Froede also contributed a goal and an assist in the win over Radford.
Lexi Kavanaugh, Ball State, Forward/Midfielder
Freshman, Sherril, N.Y. (Vernon Verona Sherril
Led the Cardinals in the opening weekend of competition with two goals, including an insurance goal in the 2-0 win over Appalachian State. Kavanaugh has a .625 shot on goal percentage in two competitions.
Gabby Goldach, Miami
Junior, Columbus, Ohio (Bexley)
Goldach played an important role in all three games over the weekend, scoring a goal in each of them. She gave Miami a 1-0 lead in the opener when she put in a goal on a corner play against Wake Forest. Her goal against Radford proved to be the eventual game-winner. She finished off the weekend by scoring the RedHawks third goal of the game against Longwood. Goldach had eight shots total in the three games, six on goal.
Luli Gomez Teruel, Ohio
Senior, Salta, Argentina (Instituto San Alfonso)
Gomez Teruel led the Bobcats with two goals and five shots (all on goal) in two games in Boston this weekend. The Salta, Argentina, native notched two shots on goal in the season opener at No. 16 Boston University Saturday, then posted a team-high two goals on three shots vs. Delaware on Sunday.
Holly Scherer, Missouri State, Forward
Sophomore, Belmont, Ontario (East Elgin Secondary)
Holly Scherer had a strong first weekend for Missouri State, as the sophomore notched four shots and a goal in two games against UC Davis and Pacific. Scherer’s goal against Pacific proved to be the game-winner. The forward alertly scored on a putback after a missed shot attempt deflected back to her. A 2012 All-MAC second team pick, Scherer is tied for the team lead in goals and points.
Jenna McHale, Kent State, Forward
Junior, Willow Street, Pa. (Lampeter-Stasburg)
McHale is the early team-leader with three points after the opening weekend of play. She scored the first goal in the team’s first win of the season against Appalachian State, finding the back of the net off a corner in the opening half.
Simone Lazar, Central Michigan, Back
Senior, Etibicoke, Ontario (Michael Power/St. Joseph's)
Central Michigan senior back and two-time first-team All-MAC selection Simone Lazar displayed why she is one of the elite defensive players in the conference over the weekend. Lazar played every single minute on the back line of the Chippewas’ season-opening 2-0 shutout over Robert Morris, helping anchor the defense while sophomore goalkeeper Sadie Reynolds made her first career start. The senior helped CMU keep Saint Louis off the board for 70 minutes Sunday before the Billikens scored a goal in stoppage time on a penalty corner. The CMU defense faced just 11 shots over the weekend and yielded just three penalty corners.
Susanne Felder, Kent State, M
Sophomore, Berlin, Germany (Gustav-Heineman)
Felder provided a great defensive presence, starting both games after limited playing time last season.