USA South WOMEN'S SOCCER Weekly Honors
Women's Soccer Player of the Week
Brooke Bukas, Salem - The Tobaccoville, North Carolina senior forward tallied two goals and one assist in a 3-0 week for the Spirits versus USA South competition. In a 1-0 victory over Methodist, Bukas was scoreless with one shot on goal. In a 3-0 victory over Greensboro, Bukas assisted on the team's second goal of the match before scoring one of her own in the 81st minute. Finally, in a 3-0 win over William Peace, Bukas notched the first, and thus the eventual game-winning, goal of the match in the tenth minute. Also Nominated: Ella Burkhart, N.C. Wesleyan; Devin D'Agostin, Greensboro; Tori Gillett, Piedmont; Christine Harris, Averett; Madilyn Hord, Berea; Kirstie King, Meredith; Shannon Reagan, Maryville.
Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Alyssa Denkovich, Salem - The Greencastle, Pennsylvania sophomore defender helped anchor a backline which did not allow a goal in a 3-0 week for the Spirits last week versus USA South competition. Additionally, in a 1-0 win over Methodist and a 3-0 victory over Greensboro, Denkovich assisted on each of the game-winning goals. Also Nominated: Victoria Burkhart, N.C. Wesleyan; Kirsten Clancy, Averett; Jaisa Loch, Meredith; Miranda Lukas, Maryville; Jazmin Penado, Piedmont.
Women's Soccer Rookie of the Week
Fetlework Blitch, Wesleyan - The Wesley Chapel, Florida freshman forward tallied two goals in a 1-0-1 week for the Wolves versus USA South competition. In a 1-1, double-overtime, tie with Huntingdon, Blitch scored the team's lone goal of the match. In a 4-1 victory over Berea, Blitch opened the scoring in the 15th minute with a goal. Also Nominated: Callie Adams, Salem; Abbie Anderson, Maryville; Kyra Duble, Covenant; Madilyn Hord, Berea; Cassie Kirk, Piedmont; Emily Meador, Averett; Kelsey Russell, Meredith; Jessika Schutte, William Peace.
PLEASE NOTE: At least half of the teams in a sport must have competed within the previous week for honors to be awarded.