2017 NCAC Women's Soccer Players of the Week

 
October 30th
 

Krenare Rakoci, Wooster
(Hoffman Estates, IL/Hoffman Estates) 

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

Sophomore forward Krenare Rakoci led the Fighting Scots to a must win NCAC victory against Allegheny last Tuesday, scoring both goals to help blank the Gators, 2-0. The victory secured three crucial points to help Wooster seal its first NCAC Tournament bid since 2012.     

October 23rd
 

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

Games Played/Started: 2/2
Goals: 2
Game-Winning Goals: 1
Points: 4
Shots: 5
Shots on Goal: 3

Senior midfielder Gillian Blackwell scored a goal in both of Kenyon’s games this past week. She scored the Ladies’ second goal in a 3-0 win Wednesday at Ohio Wesleyan and then scored the game-winner Saturday at home to celebrate a 1-0 Senior Day win against DePauw. The goals were Blackwell’s first two of the season and the ninth and tenth of her Kenyon career.    

October 16th
 

Shannon McGuinn, Allegheny
(Blasdell, NY/Nardin Academy) 

Games Played/Started: 2/2
Goals: 2
Assists: 1
Points: 5
Shots: 7
Shots on Goal: 2

Allegheny freshman forward Shannon McGuinn (Warminster, PA/William Tennent) recorded five points in two NCAC wins for the Gators. In Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Hiram, McGuinn scored two goals, before she assisted on Sarah Donohue’s overtime game-winner in Saturday’s 4-3 victory over DePauw. The Gators have now won four of their last six matches and sit just one point behind the top spot in the NCAC standings with two weeks left in the regular season.  After the two games, McGuinn now leads the Gators in both goals (7) and points (15).    

October 9th
 

Ally Green, Hiram
(Stow, OH/Munroe Falls) 

Games Played/Started: 1/1
Saves: 14
Minutes: 90:00
GAA: 0.00
Shutouts: 1
Save %: 1.000

Hiram sophomore goalie Ally Green lifted the Terriers to a shutout victory over Oberlin on Saturday, despite being outshot, 26-13. Green made a career-high 14 saves, which included saves on a pair of breakaways in the final 20 minutes following the Terriers’ go-ahead goal. Oberlin came into the contest averaging 3.6 goals and over 10 total points per game. The shutout marked the second of the season for the sophomore.  

October 3rd
 

Hannah Wilson, Wittenberg
(Pickerington, OH/North) 

Games Played/Started: 2/2
Saves: 5 
Minutes: 200:00
GAA: 0.00
Shutouts: 2
Save %: 1.000

Wittenberg senior goalie Hannah Wilson helped the Tigers to a 1-0-1 mark last week including an NCAC shutout victory against Oberlin to capture their first league win of the year. Wilson recorded her second shutout of the week in the Tigers’ scoreless draw with non-conference opponent Transylvania last Wednesday. In 200 minutes last week, Wilson posted a perfect 0.00 goals against average, making five saves and posting two shutouts. 

September 25th
 

Campbell Fee, Kenyon
(Pelhman, NY/Pelham Memorial)

Games Played/Started: 2/2
Goals: 2 
Points: 4
Game-Winning Goals: 2
Shots: 7
Shots on Goal: 3

Kenyon senior defender Campbell Fee scored her first two career goals last week and they both turned out to be the game-winners for the Ladies against John Carroll and Wittenberg. Additionally, the standout defender helped the Kenyon post three-straight shutouts.  

September 18th

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

Games Played/Started: 2/2
Goals: 6 
Assists: 1
Game-Winning Goals: 2
Points: 13
Shots: 11

Oberlin senior forward Gwennie Gardiner ran her NCAC-leading goal total to 14, scoring six times in a pair of shutout wins by the Yeowomen last week. Gardiner scored a career-high four goals within the first 22:30 in an 8-0 win over Geneva on Wednesday. She would follow with two more goals and an assist in a 4-0 win over Marietta. Gardiner has now scored multiple goals in five of the six matches this season.  

September 11th
 

Maddy Ireton, Wooster
(Dublin, OH/Jerome) 

Games Played/Started: 2/2
Minutes: 200
Goals Against: 1
Goals Against Avg: 0.45
Saves: 16
Save %: .941
Shutouts: 1

Wooster junior goalie Maddy Ireton helped the Scots to a 1-0-1 mark last week and are now undefeated through four contests for the first time since 2013. In Wooster’s, 2-1, victory against Washington & Jefferson, Ireton recorded a career-high 11 saves that included a clutch penalty kick save in the 75th minute to preserve the win. On the week, Ireton allowed just one goal in 200 minutes of action, collected 16 saves and posted her first shutout of the season in a double-overtime scoreless tie against John Carroll. 

September 5th
 

Brittany Mendez, Oberlin
(Washington, DC/Maret School)

Games Played/Started: 2/0
Goals: 4
Assists: 1
Points: 9
Shots: 10
Shots on Goal: 5

Oberlin freshman forward Brittany Mendez  led the Yeowomen in her first two collegiate games. She recorded her first career hat trick against Bluffton as she tallied three goals and one assist off the bench. In the season opener against Pitt.-Bradford, Mendez netted her first career goal. On the week, Mendez finished with four goals and one assist for nine total points and helped lead the Yeowoman to its first 2-0 start since 2008.