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2016 NCAC Women's Soccer Players of the Week

 
October 31st 
 

Gwennie Gardiner, Oberlin
(San Diego, CA/Francis Parkery) 

Games Played/Started: 2/2
Goals: 3
Assists:
Points: 7
Shots: 9
Game-Winning Goals: 1

Oberlin junior forward Gwennie Gardiner led the Yeowomen to a pair of conference wins to close out the 2016 season. In a 3-0 shutout victory against Hiram, Gardiner registered a goal and an assisted on the game-winner score. She followed that performance by scoring both goals in a 2-1 upset win over Denison. It was her third multi-goal game of the season and her fourth game-winner. Gardiner’s efforts helped the Yeowomen beat Denison for the first time since 1989 and her goals are the first Oberlin has scored against the Big Red since 2011. 

October 24th
 

Colleen Fleming, Allegheny
(Canyon Country, CA/Golden Valley)  
 

Games Played/Started: 2/2
GA: 1
GA/AVG: 0.46 
Saves: 23
Shutouts: 1
Minutes: 193:22 

Allegheny senior goalie Colleen Fleming backstopped the Gators to a pair of NCAC victories. On Wednesday night at Hiram, the converted midfielder recorded her third shutout of the season, making 11 saves. Three days later at Kenyon, Fleming recorded 12 saves, including nine between the second half and overtime, to help the Gators to a 2-1 comeback victory. On the week, Fleming played 193:22 and allowed just one goal on 24 shots, good for a .958 save percentage and a svelte 0.46 goals-against average. 

October 17th
 

Riley Riordan, DePauw
(El Dorado Hills, CA/St. Louis Park (MN)) 
 

Games Played/Started: 2/2
GA: 0
GA/AVG: 0.00 
Saves: 10
Shutouts: 2
Minutes: 195.18 

DePauw senior goalie Riley Riordan led the Tigers to a pair of, 1-0, NCAC shutout victories against Ohio Wesleyan and Wooster last week. Riordan made 10 total saves on the week, including eight that came in the second half and overtime.  Riordan has now posted three-straight shutouts and is currently riding a 374-minute shutout streak.

October 10th
 

Grace Murray, Denison
(Whitefish Bay, WI/Whitefish Bay) 
 

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

Denison junior forward Grace Murray scored her fifth goal of the season in the Big Red’s only match last week against Allegheny. She converted on her only shot of the game, and the goal served as the game winner. 

October 4th
 

Morgan Jones, Wittenberg
(Louisville, KY/Atherton)  
 

Games Played/Started: 2/0
Goals: 1
Assists: 1
Shots: 3
Points:

Wittenberg senior defender Morgan Jones led the Tigers to a pair of impressive wins last week defeating No. 18 Ohio Northern on the road before returning home to defeat Allegheny on Saturday. Against the Polar Bears, Jones scored the first goal of the game and then assisted on the game-winning goal against the Gators. On the week Jones totaled three points to bring her total to five on the season which is currently second best for the Tigers. 

September 26th
 

Shaili Kumar, DePauw
(Indianapolis, IN/Brebeuf Preparatory) 
 

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

DePauw freshman forward Shaili Kumar scored a goal and added an assist for three total points as the Tigers’ opened up NCAC play with an impressive, 4-0, victory against Oberlin last weekend. Kumar scored the second goal of the contest for DePauw and then assisted on the third goal to give the Tigers a three-goal lead at half. On the year, Kumar leads DePauw with five goals and two assists for a total of 12 points. 

September 19th
 

Jessie Thiessen, Allegheny
(Pittsburgh, PA/Fox Chapel) 
 

Games Played/Started: 2/2
Goals: 2
Assists: 1
Game-Winning Goals: 1
Shots: 10
Points: 5

Allegheny senior forward Jessie Thiessen had a hand in all three goals for the Gators in their double-overtime victory at Pitt-Bradford on Saturday. After assisting on Bella Martinez’s (Parkland, FL/St. Thomas Aquinas) first half goal, Thiessen pulled the Gators even with her first goal of the year in the 89th minute. The senior then scored the golden goal with just over five minutes left in the second overtime. In Allegheny’s 2-0 loss on Wednesday to Grove City, Thiessen led both sides with seven shots. 

September 12th
 

Jacquie Graham, Denison
(Shavertown, PA/Scranton Prep) 

Games Played/Started: 3/3
Goals: 4
Assists: 2
Game-Winning Goals: 1
Shots: 13
Points: 10 

Denison senior forward Jacquie Graham racked up 10 points in the opening half of the Big Red’s six-game homestand. In three starts, Graham scored four times and handed out two assists. Against Otterbein, the senior assisted on the game-winning goal and added an insurance tally in the 55th minute. Graham followed that up with a two-goal, one-assist performance against Carleton, which included the game winner. In the double OT draw against Salisbury, she opened the scoring with a tally in the ninth minute of action. Graham currently leads the team in goals (4) and points (10) and is riding a three-match scoring streak. 

September 6th
 

Shaili Kumar, DePauw
(Indianapolis, IN/Brebeuf Preparatory)  
 

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

DePauw freshman forward Shaili Kumar scored a pair of goals and added an assist for five total points to lead the Tigers to a perfect 2-0 start in her collegiate debut. In DePauw’s, 3-2, overtime victory against Piedmont, Kumar scored the game-winning goal and added an assist before scoring a goal in the Tigers’ 4-0 win versus John Carroll.