USA South Athletes of the Week - Sept. 11, 2017
Women's Soccer Player of the Week
Jordan Lanier, Salem - The Asheboro, North Carolina senior forward tallied four goals in a 2-0 week for the Spirits. In a 5-0 victory over Agnes Scott, Lanier scored a hat-trick with three goals, all in the first half. In a 3-1 win over Eastern Mennonite, Lanier scored the game-tying goal in the 48th minute. Also Nominated: T'era Brown, Averett; Addy Cronan, Covenant; Madison Karch, Greensboro; Kirstie King, Meredith; Mac Pearson, Huntingdon; Bailey Sipos, Maryville; Sarah Weber, Piedmont.
Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Rachel Lemay, Covenant - The Apopka, Florida junior goalkeeper posted two shutouts as the Scots were 2-0 last week. In 186 minutes in net, Lemay stopped all 11 shots she faced. In a 4-0 win over Belhaven, Lemay made five stops while in a 1-0, overtime, victory over Transylvania, she collected six saves. Also Nominated: Kelly Allen, Maryville; Bailee Brown, Averett; Alyssa Denkovich, Salem; Kylie Kersh, Huntingdon; Jaisa Loch, Meredith; Miranda McNalley, Piedmont; Carleigh Roach, Greensboro.
Women's Soccer Rookie of the Week
Angela Niles, Greensboro - The Key West, Florida freshman forward scored three goals as the Pride were 2-0 last week. In a 10-0 win over Notre Dame (Md.), Niles scored two goals. In a 3-0 victory over Keystone, Niles tallied the first, and eventual game-winning, goal of the match in the 67th minute. Also Nominated: Erin Cooke, Meredith; Cassie Kirk, Piedmont; Mac Pearson, Huntingdon; Bailey Sipos, Maryville.
PLEASE NOTE: At least half of the teams in a sport must have competed within the previous week for honors to be awarded.