2013 NCAC Women's Soccer Players of the Week

November 11th
Jessie Thiessen, Allegheny
(Pittsburgh, PA/Fox Chapel)


Games Played/Started: 2/0
Goals: 3
Shots: 6 
Points: 7
Game-Winners: 7

Allegheny freshman forward Jessie Thiessen led the Gators to their first-ever NCAC Women’s Soccer Tournament title this past week after scoring three goals in two games. In Wednesday’s semifinal contest against DePauw, Thiessen scored two first-half goals as Allegheny advanced to the final with a 2-0 win. Saturday, in the tournament final versus Wittenberg, the freshman netted an insurance goal en route to a, 2-0, victory. Thiessen led all players in the tournament with six points on three goals.

November 4th
Andrea Karl, Denison
(Powell, OH/Olentangy Liberty)


Games Played/Started: 2/2
Minutes: 180:00
G/A: 0
Goals Against Avg: 0.00
Saves: 5
Shutouts: 2

Denison senior goalie Andrea Karl posted two shutouts in two starts last week. Karl needed just one save to earn a shutout at Oberlin. On Saturday against DePauw, the senior recorded her 30th career shutout after making four saves in the 2-0 win on Senior Day. In 18 starts this season, Karl boasts a 1.02 goals-against average and a .779 save percentage. She also has 67 saves and six shutouts in 1,673 minutes. The DU netminder currently leads the conference in wins (9), shutouts and minuets played.

October ​28th
Maggie Smith, Kenyon
(Zionsville, IN/University High School of Indiana)


Games Played/Started: 2/2
Goals: 2
Points: 4
Shots: 8
Game-Winners: 1

Kenyon freshman forward Maggie Smith stepped up in a big way on Wednesday to lift the Ladies to a 3-2 overtime win against Wittenberg. She scored the go-ahead goal in the 72nd minute and then booted home the game-winner 32 seconds into the second overtime.  She now has a team-high six goals on the season.

October 21st 
Jessie Thiessen, Allegheny
(Pittsburgh, PA/Fox Chapel)


Games Played/Started: 2/0
Goals: 2
Assists: 3
Points: 7
Shots: 7

Allegheny freshman forward Jessie Thiessen continued her strong rookie campaign, recording seven points in two NCAC wins for the Gators. In Tuesday’s 5-0 shutout at Oberlin, Thiessen scored a goal and added two helpers, before scoring a goal and an assist in Saturday’s 5-0 win at Ohio Wesleyan. On the season, she leads the Gators in every major offensive category, with five goals, six assists, and 16 points.

October 14th
Caroline Zadina, DePauw
(Glencoe, IL/Loyola Academy)


Games Played/Started: 2/2
Goals: 2
Shots: 6
Points: 4
Game-Winners: 1

DePauw sophomore midfielder Caroline Zadina led the Tigers to a, 4-0, victory against Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday. DePauw exploded for four goals in the second half, two of them from Zadina, including the game-winner as DePauw took over the top-spot in the North Coast Standings with the win.

To Listen to Zadina's Player of the Week Interview, click here.

October 8th
Anne Denz, Denison
(Wheaton, IL/Wheaton North)


Games Played/Started: 2/2
Goals: 1
Assists: 1
Points: 3
Game-Winners: 1

Denison freshman midfielder Anne Denz picked up a goal and an assist in Denison’s 3-1 NCAC win over Hiram on Saturday. Already ahead 1-0, Denz scored, what proved to be the game-winning goal, in the fourth minute off an assist from senior Abby Kerbaugh (Danville, KY/Boyle County). Sixty-seven seconds later, Denz returned the favor as she sent a cross to Kerbaugh that was placed under the crossbar from six yards out.


Denz is second on the team in shots (26), third in goals (2) and fourth in points (5).

September 30th
Hannah Zangara, Allegheny
(Pittsburgh, PA/Upper St. Clair)


Games Played/Started: 2/2
Goals: 2
Shots: 4
Points: 4
Game-Winners: 1

Allegheny sophomore midfielder Hannah Zangara scored both goals for the Gators in their 1-0-1 week. In Wednesday’s non-conference affair at Pitt-Bradford, her goal in the 55th minute helped the Gators to a 1-1 tie. In Saturday’s conference opener with Denison, Zangara’s goal in the 28th minute was the difference, as Allegheny held on for a 1-0 win.

To Listen to Zangara's Player of the Week Interview, click here.
September 23rd
Emma Ueland, DePauw
(Lexington, KY/Henry Clay)


Games Played/Started: 2/2
Goals: 2
Shots: 4
Points: 4
Game-Winners: 1

DePauw freshman forward Emma Ueland led the Tigers to two wins last week including the North Coast opener over Hiram. Ueland scored both goals in the Tigers, 2-1, win over the Terriers. Her strong play has helped the Tigers win four straight games.

To Listen to Ueland's Player of the Week Interview, click here.

September 16th
Kayla Murphy, Wittenberg
(Dayton, OH/Stebbins)


Games Played/Started: 2/0
Goals: 2
Shots: 5
Points: 2
Game-Winners: 2

Wittenberg senior forward Kayla Murphy led the Tigers to two wins this week in dramatic fashion. With 13 minutes remaining in a 1-1 match with Ohio Northern, Murphy shot from 15 yards out to score the game-winner just five minutes after the tying goal, and against Case Western, she buried a rebound in the back of the net in the second minute of overtime in a scoreless match for the win.

September ​​9th
Robynn McGroarty, Hiram
(Shaker Hts., OH/Shaker Heights)


Games Played/Started: 2/2
Goals: 5
Shots: 10
Points: 10
Game-Winners: 2

Hiram freshman forward Robynn McGroarty put together a monster week scoring five goals in two games, helping the Terriers get off to their best start since 2002. McGroarty posted a hat trick in the win over Medaille and added two more versus Mt. Aloysius including the game-winner in both contests.

To Listen to McGroarty's Player of the Week Interview, click here.

September 3rd

Kathleen Kalafatis, Wooster
(Shaker Hts., OH/Shaker Heights)

Games Played/Started: 2/2
Goals: 2
Shots: 5
Points: 4
Game-Winners: 1

Wooster freshman forward Kathleen Kalafatis scored the opening goal in each of her first two collegiate matches, giving the Scots a 1-0 lead in eventual 5-0 and 2-1 victories over Mount St. Joseph and Washington & Jefferson, respectively.

To Listen to Kalafatis' Player of the Week Interview, click here.