Story Courtesy of Oberlin Sports Information Department
One day after earning NCAC Player of the Week honors, Oberlin senior Gwennie Gardiner (San Diego, CA/Francis Parker) was tabbed as the United Soccer Coaches National Player of the Week.
Gardiner has helped the Yeowomen get off to a perfect 6-0 start this season, scoring a nation-leading 14 goals. In a pair of wins this past week, the San Diego, California, native scored six times and had one assist in guiding Oberlin to wins over Geneva (8-0) and Marietta (4-0).
Gardiner, who enters this week of competition with 39 career goals, has 91 points in 57 matches.
She currently leads the country in points (31), points per game (5.17), and goals per game (2.33) while scoring in every contest this season. Her 14 goals lead at all levels of the NCAA as the top finishers from Division I and Division II have 13 and nine goals, respectively.
As a team, the Oberlin women rank second in the country in goals (32), total points (91), and total assists (27). The Yeowomen's 4.50 assists per game lead the country while the team's 15.17 points per contest ranks third.
Gardiner is the second Oberlin soccer player earn National Player of the Week honors this season, joining senior Timothy Williams from the men's program, who earned the praise on September 4.
Oberlin looks to extend its winning streak to seven in row when it travels to Heidelberg on Wednesday afternoon for a 4 p.m. matinee.