2009 NCAC Women's Soccer Players of the Week

November 8
 

Melissa Gartner, Wittenberg
(Cincinnati, OH/St. Ursula)


Games Played: 2
Saves: 8
GA: 1
Shutout: 1

Wittenberg freshman goalkeeper Melissa Gartner made eight saves and pitched a shutout to help the Tigers to their fourth straight NCAC tournament championship. She made five saves in a 1-0 semifinal victory against Allegheny and had three saves in the championship against Earlham, including a late acrobatic stop to preserve the Tiger lead. Wittenberg took the championship, 2-1. This seaosn, Gartner has posted a 0.36 GAA and an .863 save percentage with 12 shutouts and only seven goals allowed.

November 1
 

Joy Doucette, Earlham
(Berwyn Heights, MD / Eleanor Roosevelt)


Games Played: 2
Goals: 2
Assists: 0
Points: 4

Earlham freshman forward/midfielder Joy Doucette helped the Quakers earn their first ever NCAC tournament berth with a pair of goals in the last week of the regular season. She single-handedly kept the Quakers in contention with a game-tying goal in a 1-1 double overtime game against Kenyon. She then tied a must-win game at Ohio Wesleyan 1-1 at the 70:36 mark of the second half. Earlham went on to win, 2-1.

October 25
 

Callie Thompson, Earlham
(Louisville, KY/DuPont Manual)


Games Played: 2
Goals: 2
Assists: 1
Points: 5
Game-winning Goals: 1

Earlham senior forward Callie Thompson scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Quakers to a 4-1 victory over Hiram. Her first was a penalty kick at the 20:26 mark of the first half. Her second proved to be the deciding goal of the match. She also set-up an insurance goal in the second half. The goals upped her total to four this fall.

October 18
 

Caddie Durrett, Kenyon
(Atlanta, GA/Westminster School)


Games Played: 2
Goals: 3
Assists: 0
Points: 6
Game-winning Goals: 2

Kenyon sophomore forward Caddie Durrett scored all three of the Ladies’ goals last week, including a spectacular game-winning, diving header against Wittenberg in overtime. Kenyon edged the Tigers, 2-1, and also slipped past Hiram, 1-0. Durrett scored against the Terriers with 1:14 left in the game. She now leads the Ladies with six goals this season.

October 11
 

Jen Clemmer, Denison
(Hixson, TN/Baylor School)


Games Played: 2
Goals: 3
Assists: 2
Points: 8
Game-winning Goals: 1

Denison junior forward/midfielder Jen Clemmer scored twice and added one assist in Denison’s 3-0 win over Allegheny. She also posted one goal and one assist in the Big Red’s 5-1 road win at Oberlin, helping the Big Red toa 2-0 week.

October 6
 

Sheryl Chambers, Wittenberg
(Victorville, CA/St. Joan of Arc)


Games Played: 2
Goals: 2
Assists: 0
Points: 4
Game-winning Goals: 2

Sophomore Sheryl Chambers scored both of Wittenberg’s goals in a pair of 1-0 North Coast victories. Chambers scored in the 35th minute of a decision over Ohio Wesleyan, then followed with an overtime goal with 28 seconds left to hand Wooster its first loss of 2009.

September 27
 

Stefanie Couchman, Kenyon
(Chicago, IL/Northside College Prep)


Games Played: 2
Goals: 3
Assists: 0
Points: 6
Game-winning Goals: 1

Kenyon senior Stefanie Couchman scored all three goals in the Ladies’ 3-0 defeat of Mount Union, nearly doubling her career totals entering the game. The three-goal output was one shy of the single-game school record. Kenyon (3-5-0) won twice last week with victories over Heidelberg, 2-0, and the Purple Raiders.

September 20
 

Claire Conner, Hiram
(Aurora, OH/Aurora)


Games Played: 3
Goals: 4
Assists: 2
Points: 10
Game-winning Goals: 1

Junior forward Claire Conner scored four times in Hiram’s 3-0 week. She added two assists to total 10 points as the Terriers shut out Trine, 6-0, Baldwin-Wallace, 1-0, and Franklin, 2-0. She made seven shots on goal. Conner accounted for the game’s only scoring against the Yellow Jackets.

September 13
 

Chantal Koechli, Wooster
(Greer, SC/Brighton, MI)


Games Played: 3
Goals: 1
Assists: 2
Points: 4
Game-winning Goals: 1

Senior midfielder Chantal Koechli was named tourney MVP at the Marietta Classic and totaled a goal and two assists for the week. She drilled a penalty kick during the 81st minute versus Marietta for the match’s lone goal. After helping the defense to its second-straight 1-0 shutout at Washington & Jefferson, Koechli assisted on the first two scores of the Fighting Scots’ 3-1 victory at Bethany.The first came on a corner kick and the second on a play into the box.

September 6
 

Belle Madison, Ohio Wesleyan
(Charlevoix, MI/Charlevoix)


Games Played: 2
Goals: 2
Assists: 1
Points: 5
Game-winning Goals: 1

Ohio Wesleyan sophomore midfielder Belle Madison scored a pair of goals to help the Battling Bishops to a 2-0 start. She had the game-winner in a 3-0 victory over St. John Fisher and then scored to wipe out a 1-0 deficit against Medaille. Madison set up the game-winner versus Medaille to finish the week with two goals and an assist.