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2015 NCAC Women's Soccer Players of the Week

 
November 9th
 

Kathryn Ruark, DePauw
(Oshkosh, WI/Oshkosh West) 

Games Played/Started: 2/2
Goals: 2
Points: 4
Shots: 3
Game-Winning Goals: 1

DePauw sophomore forward Kathryn Ruark led the Tigers to their second NCAC Women’s Soccer Tournament title this past week after scoring two goals in two games. In Wednesday’s semifinal contest against Wittenberg, Ruark scored the game-winning goal in double-overtime as DePauw advanced to the final with a 2-1 win. Saturday, in the tournament final versus Denison, the sophomore netted an insurance goal en route to a 2-0 victory. 

November 2nd
 

Michelle Brunswick, Wittenberg
(Middletown, OH/Madison)  

Games Played/Started: 2/2
Goals: 2
Points: 4
Shots: 3

Wittenberg junior defender Michelle Brunswick scored a goal in each of the Tigers’ wins last week as they clinched their fourth-straight and 15th overall appearance in the NCAC Tournament. Brunswick opened the scoring in the 2-1 win over Denison on Wednesday and added an insurance goal in the shutout victory against Wooster. On the week, Brunswick registered two goals for four total points to lead the Tigers.

October 26th
 

Jordyn Morris, Oberlin
(Calabasas, CA/Agoura) 

Games Played/Started: 2/2
Goals Against: 0
GAA: 0.00
Minutes: 200
Saves: 12
Shutouts: 2

Oberlin freshman goalkeeper Jordyn Morris recorded back-to-back shutouts, making eight saves in the Yeowomen’s 0-0 double overtime tie versus Kenyon before turning away four more shots in the team’s 2-0 win over Wittenberg, marking Oberlin’s first NCAC win of the season. 

October 19th
 

Gillian Blackwell, Kenyon
(Redding, CT/Joel Barlow) 

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

Kenyon sophomore forward Gillian Blackwell continued her outstanding play as the regular season draws closer to ending with a team-best five points and two goals last week. She had the game-winning assist in Kenyon’s 1-0 upset of Denison and scored both goals in the 2-0 win over Hiram. Blackwell is fourth in the league in goals (6) and second in assists (4). 

October 12th
 

Gillian Blackwell, Kenyon
(Redding, CT/Joel Barlow) 

Games Played/Started: 1/1
Goals: 1
Assists: 1
Shots: 2
Points: 3

Kenyon sophomore forward Gillian Blackwell was responsible for both Ladies’ goals against Wooster on Saturday. She assisted Kenyon’s first goal before scoring her fourth goal of the year later in the first half against the Fighting Scots. She is third on the team in goals. 

October 6th
  Carly Joliat, Wooster
(North Canton, OH/Hoover)

Games Played/Started: 2/2
Goals: 1
Assists: 1
Shots: 1
Points: 3

Wooster senior defender Carly Joliat led the Scots to a perfect 2-0 week with a pair of shutout victories. Joliat scored on a free kick to give the Scots a 2-0 first-half advantage against Marietta and she delivered a well-placed cross to Kennedy Payne (Akron, OH/Walsh Jesuit), who headed it in for a 2-0 cushion during the 68th minute against Oberlin. Joliat also continued to play a key factor in Wooster’s stout defense, as the Scots did not allow a shot during the Marietta game and just four against Oberlin. Wooster is fourth in NCAA Div. III in shutout percentage (.818) and 21st in GAA (0.36) in the latest national statistics.
September 28th
 

Bridget Brendza, DePauw
(Chesterton, IN/Chesterton)  

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

DePauw sophomore forward Bridget Brendza was outstanding in the Tigers, 5-1, NCAC opening win against Oberlin on Saturday. Brendza scored two goals, including the game-winner, and added a pair of assists for six total points in the win. Brendza now leads DePauw with three goals and five assists for 11 points on the year. 

September 21st
 

Meg Wozniak, Denison
(Kenilworth, IL/New Trier) 

Games Played/Started: 2/2
Goals: 1
Game-Winning Goals: 1
Shots: 5
Points: 3

Denison sophomore forward Meg Wozniak scored the game-winning goal in the Big Red’s 2-0 victory over previously undefeated and 10th-ranked Centre on Saturday in Danville, Kentucky. Wozniak attempted the first shot of the game for 14th-ranked Denison at 16:11. That shot resulted in her third goal of the season and gave DU a 1-0 lead. Wozniak has scored 10 goals, including three game winners, in 26 career games. The Big Red’s win snapped a string of 12-consecutive regular season victories for Centre. Denison has now won nine-straight regular season road games, and 12-consecutive regular season games dating back to last season. 

September 14th

Maggie Smith, Kenyon
(Zionsville, IN/University HS) 

Games Played/Started: 3/3
Goals: 3
Game-Winning Goals: 2
Shots: 20
Points: 6

Kenyon junior forward Maggie Smith helped guide the Ladies to a perfect 3-0 record last week by scoring three goals including a pair of game-winning marks. In the shutout victory over John Carroll, Smith got Kenyon on the board first, finding the back of the net in the 14th minute. She would follow up that performance with a two-goal effort in the Ladies’, 3-1, victory against Anderson. Smith now has four goals and eight points to lead Kenyon in both categories early in the season. 

September 8th
 

Maggie Armstrong, Denison
(Wilmette, IL/New Trier) 

Games Played/Started: 3/3
Goals: 2
Game-Winning Goals: 2
Shots: 9
Points: 4

Denison freshman forward Maggie Armstrong hscored two game-winning goals in a pair of Denison shutouts over the weekend. Against Mount Union on Saturday, Armstrong flicked a header over the goalie off an Andrea Witte corner at 1:27. Twenty four hours later, the first-year forward scored the lone goal in the 64th minute in a 1-0 victory over Hanover. Armstrong settled a failed clear and buried it into the back of the net from six yards outs.