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2012 NCAC Women's Soccer Players of the Week

November 5th

Emma Cooper, DePauw
(Tulsa, OK/Cascia Hall Prep)

DePauw sophomore goalie Emma Cooper allowed one goal in 180 minutes with six saves (two vs. Wittenberg and four vs. Denison) as the Tigers knocked off both first and third -seeded teams in the NCAC Tournament.

October 29th
Angela Cotherman, DePauw
(Lake Forest, Ill./Brewster Academy (N.H.))

Games Played/Started: 2/2
Goals: 3
Shots: 7
Points: 6
Game-Winners: 1

DePauw junior midfielder Angela Cotherman scored all three DePauw goals on the week, including two free kick strikes to send the Tigers into the NCAC Tournament. The free kick goals were the equalizer and the game-winning goals that moved DePauw from going home to advancing to the Conference Championship.
October ​22nd
Emma Loniewski, Allegheny
(Blauvelt, NY/Tappa Zee)

Games Played/Started: 2/2
Goals: 4
Game-Winners: 2
Shots: 7
Points: 8

Allegheny sophomore forward Emma Loniewski triggered a 2-0 week for the Gators after scoring all four of the team’s goals in home victories over Oberlin and Ohio Wesleyan. Against the Yeowomen on Wednesday, Loniewski authored the first hat trick by an Allegheny player in 12 years, scoring three consecutive goals on four shots as the Gators rallied for the win. On Saturday, Loniewski headed in the only goal of the match in the 64th minute as Allegheny bagged its fifth consecutive victory to stay in contention for an NCAC playoff berth.

October ​15th
Kayla Murphy, Wittenberg
(Dayton, OH/Stebbins)

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

Wittenberg junior forward Kayla Murphy scored the game-winning goal in a 2-0 win over Ohio Wesleyan Saturday, pushing the Tigers to 4-0-0 in the NCAC with a sharp one-touch volley off of a corner kick in the 57th minute. The Tigers have now won seven of their last eight contests.
October ​9th
Crystal Chavez, Wooster
(Longmont, CO/Alexander Dawson)

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

Wooster sophomore forward Crystal Chavez scored both of the goals, just 2:57 apart early in the second half, during Wooster’s 2-0 victory over Denison. The Scots improved to 3-0 in league play and have yet to give up a goal in NCAC play.

October ​1st
Samantha Zuponcic, Hiram
(Mantua, OH/Crestwood)

Games Played/Started: 2/2
Goals: 2   
Shots: 6    
Points: 4

Hiram sophomore forward Samantha Zuponcic  scored two goals as the Terriers knocked off Ohio Wesleyan for the first time in 14 meetings, a series that dates back to 1999. The win was not only the first over Ohio Wesleyan for Hiram but it was also the first NCAC victory of 2012  for the Terriers.

September ​24th
Becca Romaine, Kenyon
(Fishers, IN/Hamilton Southeastern)

Games Played/Started: 2/2
Goals: 5     
Shots: 21     
Game-Winners: 2     
Points: 10

Kenyon sophomore forward Becca Romaine had a huge week in guiding the Ladies to a pair of wins over Mount Saint Joseph and Earlham. She scored twice in a 3-0 win at Mount Saint Joseph and then rang up three more goals in a 4-3 win over Earlham. She netted the game-winning goal in each contest and now has nine goals on the season.
September 17th
Andrea Witte, Denison
(Utica, OH/Northridge)

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

Denison freshman forward Andrea Witte scored both goals last week as the Big Red picked up a pair of 1-0 victories over regional rival Otterbein and NCAC foe DePauw.  In the third minute against the Cardinals, Witte settled a deflection at the penalty dot and fired a shot into the upper right 90 for her first-collegiate goal.  In the conference opener at DePauw, the rookie logged another unassisted tally, this time in the 80th minute.  Witte chipped a shot over the Tiger keeper and into the back of the net.

September 10th
Sam Hoderlein, Allegheny
(Pleasant Plain, OH/Ursuline Academy)

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

Allegheny sophomore defender Sam Hoderlein was named 2012 Blue Devil Classic Most Valuable Player after anchoring a stout back line that posted three shutouts, including a 3-0 victory over previously undefeated Fredonia State. Led by Hoderlein, the Gators have kept the opposition off the board for four straight games and 411 consecutive minutes.

September 4th

Erika Kay, Wooster
(Grosse Pointe Park, MI/Grosse Pointe South) 

Games Played: 2
Goals: 2
Shots: 7
Game-Winners: 1

Wooster senior forward Erika Kay who missed about half of last season due to injury and scored only one goal, netted one in each of the first two games of 2012. Her score in the 33rd minute of the season opener held up as the lone goal in a 1-0 match-up with Marywood, and it also marked the 10th goal of her career. Then, Kay padded Wooster’s lead to 4-0 in the decisive 5-0 victory against Penn State Harrisburg.