2012 NCAC Players of the Week

October 29th
Margaret Ellis, DePauw
(St. Louis, MO/Whitfield)

GP/GS: 1/1
Goals: 3
Shots: 7
Points: 6

DePauw senior forward Margaret Ellis rattled the cage three times in her final regular season home match on Blackstock West Field. Ellis’ three goals gave her the school record for goals scored in a career (73) and moved her into second place in goals in a season (25). These achievements are added to her previously held record for points in a career (166). The hat trick was her fifth of the season and 10th in her three seasons at DePauw.
October ​22nd

Carmen Azevedo, Oberlin
(Durham, CA/Chico)


Games played/started: 2/0
Goals Against Average: 0.00
Saves: 19
Shutouts: 1

Oberlin sophomore goalkeeper Carmen Azevedo had a career-high 18 saves in a 1-0 victory over Kenyon, which marked the first victory for the Yeowomen over the Ladies since 2006. Azevedo came in 12 minutes into the first half and shut out a Lady offense that fired off 37 shots and had 29 penalty corners.

October ​15th
Montana Knapp, Ohio Wesleyan
(San Diego, CA/Patrick Henry) 

Games played/started: 3/3
Goals: 4
Game-Winners: 2
Points: 8

Ohio Wesleyan freshman forward Montana Knapp led the Bishops last week to a pair of wins posting four goals, including two game-winners. Knapp posted her first collegiate hat trick in the 4-2 win versus Kenyon keeping OWU in the race for the NCAC Tournament. Then on Sunday in a non-conference contest against Sewanee, Knapp buried the game-winner to give OWU a 2-1 victory.
October ​9th
Kate Brondyk, Wooster
(Grand Rapids, MI/East Grand Rapids)


Games played/started:  2/2
Goals: 2
Assists: 1
Points: 5

Wooster freshman forward Kate Brondyk tied the game at Denison 1-1 with 5:56 remaining and the Scots later won 2-1, then she had the opening goal of their 4-2 victory against Wittenberg as well as an assist.
October ​1st
Nikki Sever, Wooster
(Loveland, OH/Mount Notre Dame)


Games played/started:  2/2
Goals: 1
Assists: 4
Points: 6

Wooster junior forward Nikki Sever had a hand in five of the Scots’ eight goals last week. She assisted on two as Wooster handed Kenyon its first league loss, 4-0, on Thursday, then opened Saturday’s 4-1 victory at Oberlin with an unassisted goal, followed by assists on two of the other three goals. Sever now leads the league with nine assists.

September ​24th
Maddie Breschi, Kenyon
(Carlisle, PA/Carlisle)


Games played/started:  3/3
Goals: 2
Assists: 1
Points: 5

Kenyon freshman midfielder Maddie Breschi posted a five-game scoring streak while helping the Ladies to a perfect 3-0 record last week. The fourth game of that streak she registered a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over Denison. In the fifth game of that streak, Breschi recorded the game-winning goal in a 3-1 victory over Oberlin. For the week, she had two goals, an assist, and five points.

September ​17th
Katie McMahon, Denison
(Wilmette, IL/New Trier)


Games played/started:  3/3
Goals: 6
Assists: 1
Points: 13

Denison junior forward Katie McMahon scored six of her team’s eight goals over the course of three contests this week, helping the Big Red to a 2-1 record.  McMahon tallied a hat trick in the 4-3, overtime win over Randolph-Macon on Saturday.  She also added an assist on the game-winning goal by Catie Merrick.  McMahon’s six goals came on just 13 shot attempts.
September 10th
Hilary Zdanowski, Denison
(Ann Arbor, MI/Pioneer)


Games played/started:  2/2
Goals: 2
Assists: 0
Points: 4

Denison Senior Hilary Zdanowski posted a pair of game-winning goals in Denison’s only two contests this week.  Against Wooster, her goal five minutes into overtime sent DU to a 3-2 win.  She also contributed the first goal in Denison’s 3-0 shutout of Oberlin on Saturday in Granville.  Denison has won nine-straight NCAC contests dating back to last season.

September 4th

Margaret Ellis, DePauw
(St. Louis, MO/Whitfield)

Games played/started:  2/2
Goals: 3
Assists: 0
Points: 6

DePauw senior Margaret Ellis netted three goals in the opening weekend helping guide the DU Tigers to a 1-1 record with a 5-3 win over Bridgewater and a tough one-goal loss to seventh ranked Lynchburg. Ellis is now tied for fourth all-time in career goals at DePauw with 51.