2020-21 Women's Soccer Players of the Week

Women's Soccer - Tennessee Wesleyan
Tennessee Wesleyan's Chloe Rootes

Student-athletes were nominated for their performances and were selected out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.


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Week 8 (November 10, 2020)

Offensive Player of the Week: Chloe Rootes, Tennessee Wesleyan

 

Women's Soccer - Chloe Rootes, Tennessee Wesleyan Scored five goals in two games, including four against Bluefield (Va.). Also notched her fourth game winner against Montreat (N.C.) in a 2-1 victory.

 

Offensive Nominees: Alexis Larimore, Grace (Ind.) ; Flor Suarez, Briar Cliff (Iowa) ; Anika Kallash, Central Methodist (Mo.) ; Tania Mocholi, Oklahoma Wesleyan ; Yuki Watari, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) ; Marilia Lages, Bellevue (Neb.) ; Joanne Nakirya, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) ; Maddie Manzke, Warner (Fla.) ; Dani Blagojevic, Indiana Tech

 

 

Defensive Player of the Week: Madison Baker, Avila (Mo.)

 

Women's Soccer - Madison Baker - Avila University Recorded a 1-0 shutout win over Tabor (Kan.) preserved the clean sheet with six of her eight saves in the first half in windy conditions.

 

 

Defensive Nominees: Caragan Treola, Bryan (Tenn.) ; Bethany Blackwood, Grace (Ind.) ; Megan Siqueiros, Briar Cliff (Iowa) ; Marina Barneda Massaguer, Missouri Valley ; Megan Knox, Oakland City (Ind.) ; Jessica Shumer, Science & Arts (Okla.) ; Amanda Ewald, Keiser (Fla.)


 

Week 7 (November 3, 2020)

Offensive Player of the Week: Lauren Marshall, Spring Arbor (Mich.)

 

Lauren Marshall - Women's Soccer Netted five goals, including four against Bethel (Ind.) and an insurance goal in a 2-0 win over Marian (Ind.)

 

Offensive Nominees: Madi Dunahue, Missouri Baptist ; Zoie Steinkamp, St. Andrews (N.C.) ; Flor Suarez, Briar Cliff (Iowa) ; Anika Kallash, Central Methodist (Mo.) ; Hailey Rouse, Southwestern (Kan.) ; Alexandra Collighan, Life (Ga.) ; Emma Weber, Viterbo (Wis.) ; Keely Hoopingarner, IU Kokomo (Ind.) ; Kyleigh Cano, SAGU (Texas) ; Emily Darnell, Dalton State (Ga.) ; Emily Dalton, Ave Maria (Fla.) ; Jenny Dear, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)

 

 

Defensive Player of the Week: Becca Mindling, Spring Arbor (Mich.)

 

Becca Mindling - Women's Soccer Led the back line to post two shutouts, including one against one of the top offenses in the nation in Marian (Ind.). Additionally, Mindling recorded one goal on the week.

 

 

Defensive Nominees: Zoe Frenier, Montreat (N.C.) ; Ruby Campa, Briar Cliff (Iowa) ; Laura Riesenbeck, Central Methodist (Mo.) ; Amaris Sigler, Avila (Mo.) ; Emily Hounsell, Life (Ga.) ; Sarah Underwood, Midway (Ky.) ; Brooke Alvarez, Dalton State (Ga.) ; Maddie Samuelson, Ave Maria (Fla.) ; Christina Wynn, Indiana Tech


 

Week 6 (October 27, 2020)

Offensive Player of the Week: Jennifer Luna, Southeastern (Fla.)

 

Women's Soccer - Jennifer Luna - Southeastern University Recorded the game-winner in overtime against Keiser (Fla.), ending the Seahawks' 28-game winning streak.

 

Offensive Nominees: Jewel Morelan, Columbia (Mo.) ; Chloe Rootes, Tennessee Wesleyan ; Morgan Orme, Taylor (Ind.) ; Claire Struble, Jamestown (N.D.) ; Sandra Jakobsen, Central Methodist (Mo.) ; Kayla Deaver, Kansas Wesleyan ; Daniela Cianchini, Life (Ga.) ; Sydney Boyd, Waldorf (Iowa) ; Elizabeth Sparks, Asbury (Ky.) ; Emma Rice, Science & Arts (Okla.) ; Ava Van Doren, Dalton State (Ga.) ; Jessica Koje, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)

 

 

Defensive Player of the Week: Holly Eddins, Southeastern (Fla.)

 

Women's Soccer - Holly Eddins - Southeastern University Stopped nine shots in 105 minutes and allowed just one goal to the defending national champion Keiser (Fla.) in a 2-1 overtime victory.

 

 

Defensive Nominees: Hanna Harrison, Missouri Baptist ; Natalie Feaster, Tennessee Wesleyan ; Hannah Dempsey, Taylor (Ind.) ; Danielle Dubovy, Doane (Neb.) ; Laura Riesenbeck, Central Methodist (Mo.) ; Rachel Sanders, Southwestern (Kan.) ; Hollie Johnston, Life (Ga.) ; Ella Serlin, Point Park (Pa.) ; Hannah Tillison, Southwestern Christian (Okla.) ; Brooke Alvarez, Dalton State (Ga.) ; Rebecca Almandoz, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)


 

Week 5 (October 20, 2020)

Offensive Player of the Week: Madison Marshall, Spring Arbor (Mich.)

 

Women's Soccer - Spring Arbor University Scored three goals in two games, including the game winner against Indiana Wesleyan.

 

Offensive Nominees: Madi Dunahue, Missouri Baptist ; Brianna Smotherman, Reinhardt (Ga.) ; Alyssa Weidler, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) ; Rachel Beffa, Benedictine (Kan.) ; Daniela Ortiz, Oklahoma Wesleyan ; Sarah Slingluff, Life (Ga.) ; Autumn Petersen, Waldorf (Iowa) ; Trinity Hassey, Rio Grande (Ohio) ; Kyleigh Gibson, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) ; Camila Pescatore, William Carey (Miss.) ; Alicia Drott, Keiser (Fla.) ; Samantha Golchuk, Concordia (Mich.)

 

 

Defensive Player of the Week: Hailee Hinthorne, Union (Ky.)

 

Women's Soccer - Union College Kentucky Stopped 13 of 14 shots against Brenau (Ga.) and came out of the net after a minute against St. Andrews (N.C.) to play in the field and score a goal.

 

 

Defensive Nominees: Abigail Meyer, Columbia (Mo.) ; Samantha Tracey, Spring Arbor (Mich.) ; Allee Downing, Concordia (Neb.) ; Vanessa Silva, Baker (Kan.) ; Shelby Brown, Avila (Mo.) ; Aylin Lopez, Life (Ga.) ; Kylee Bobak, Point Park (Pa.) ; Iris Nevarez, Wayland Baptist (Texas) ; Sabrina Lang, William Carey (Miss.) ; Mariah Ruckdeschel, USC Beaufort (S.C.) ; Rebecca Almandoz, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)

 


Week 4 (October 13, 2020)

Offensive Player of the Week: Erin Oleksak, Marian (Ind.)

 

Scored two goals and added an assist in a 5-0 win over Grace (Ind.)

 

Offensive Nominees: Delfina Zolesio Fernandez Bl, Columbia (Mo.) ; Poppy Smith, Milligan (Tenn.) ; Mariana Ocegueda, Briar Cliff (Iowa) ; Lenvix Ochieng, Park (Mo.) ; Marjolen Nekesa, Oklahoma Wesleyan ; Zoe Hagan, Life (Ga.) ; Sydney Boyd, Waldorf (Iowa) ; Brynn Bradley, Midway (Ky.) ; Liz Lozano, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) ; Beata Chako, Brewton-Parker (Ga.) ; Aisha Solorzano, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Laura Helder, Cornerstone (Mich.)

 

 

Defensive Player of the Week: Abbey Schmidt, Evangel (Mo.)

 

Two shutout wins and 12 total saves on the week in two games played.

 

 

Defensive Nominees: Hanna Harrison, Missouri Baptist ; Micah King, Montreat (N.C.) ; Samantha Tracey, Spring Arbor (Mich.) ; Alexandra Homan, Morningside (Iowa) ; Ruth Khasoha, Oklahoma Wesleyan ; Serenity Tumpkin, Life (Ga.) ; Jamie Steele, Asbury (Ky.) ; Taylor Sorrell, Science & Arts (Okla.) ; Sophia Lamar, Brewton-Parker (Ga.) ; Holly Eddins, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Rebecca Almandoz, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)

 


Week 3 (October 6, 2020)

Offensive Player of the Week: Mackenzie Selvius, Spring Arbor (Mich.)

 

Scored five goals against Saint Francis (Ind.) in Spring Arbor's 5-0 win over the Cougars.

 

Offensive Nominees: Bayleigh Williams, Central Baptist (Ark.) ; Ellie Cachiaras, Milligan (Tenn.) ; Ariana Rodriguez, Briar Cliff (Iowa) ; Paulina Carles, Benedictine (Kan.) ; Krysta Catone, Kansas Wesleyan ; Bruna Cola Bielski, Bellevue (Neb.) ; Brynn Bradley, Midway (Ky.) ; Bianca Roman, Wayland Baptist (Texas) ; Aisha Solorzano, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Samantha Golchuk, Concordia (Mich.)

 

 

Defensive Player of the Week: Eliana Van Hulzen, Dordt (Iowa)

 

Recorded a pair of 2-0 shutouts on the week and led her team to two victories.

 

 

Defensive Nominees: Jayme Selph, Central Baptist (Ark.) ; Caroline Johnson, Reinhardt (Ga.) ; Lilly Jakuszewski, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) ; Olivia Berry, Benedictine (Kan.) ; Tiffany Wainscott, Tabor (Kan.) ; Jenna Miller, WVU Tech ; Iris Nevarez, Wayland Baptist (Texas) ; Leonie Weide, St. Thomas (Fla.) ; Madissen Kruit, Cornerstone (Mich.)

 


Week 2 (September 29, 2020)

Offensive Player of the Week: Liz Lozano, Mid America Christian (Okla.)

 

Tied a program record with five goals in a win over Texas A&M Texarkana. Finished with 12 points overall in the match.

 

Offensive Nominees: Delfina Zolesio Fernandez Bl, Columbia (Mo.) ; Sydney League, Truett-McConnell (Ga.) ; Erin Oleksak, Marian (Ind.) ; Jacqueline Gilbert, Hastings (Neb.) ; Paula Inclan, Missouri Valley ; Breanna Bembenek, York (Neb.) ; Paige Alford, Shawnee State (Ohio) ; Ceira Goin, Rio Grande (Ohio) ; Emily Darnell, Dalton State (Ga.) ; Hedda Ejnarsson, Keiser (Fla.) ; Taryn Ryan, Rochester (Mich.)

 

 

Defensive Player of the Week: Mikayla Smith, Lincoln Christian (Ill.)

Tied an NAIA record with 37 saves in a 2-2 draw with Oakland City (Ind.). Totaled 50 saves on the week.

 

Defensive Nominees: Ondrea Montgomery, Harris-Stowe State (Mo.) ; Hailee Hinthorne, Union (Ky.) ; Noelle Rolfsen, Marian (Ind.) ; Grace Soenksen, Concordia (Neb.) ; Vanessa Hernandez Castillo, Missouri Valley ; Alexa Moreno, York (Neb.) ; Alex Raudier, Shawnee State (Ohio) ; Morgen Nutter, Rio Grande (Ohio) ; Brooklyn Fink, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) ; Mattie Dollar, Dalton State (Ga.) ; Maddie Samuelson, Ave Maria (Fla.) ; Lily Rothert, Indiana Tech

 


Week 1 (September 22, 2020)

Offensive Player of the Week: Bianca Biffert, Evangel (Mo.)

Scored eight goals and assisted on two in a pair of wins for Evangel (Mo.) over Williams Baptist (Ark.) and Mount Mercy (Iowa)

 

Offensive Nominees: Jewel Morelan, Columbia (Mo.) ; Rebekah Reinhard, CIU (S.C.) ; Chloe Ulmer, Marian (Ind.) ; Alyssa Weidler, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) ; Marjolen Nekesa, Oklahoma Wesleyan ; Marilia Lages, Bellevue (Neb.) ; Lorna Campos, Rio Grande (Ohio) ; Emma Rice, Science & Arts (Okla.) ; Michaela Nicholson, Florida College ; Naira Lopez, Southeastern (Fla.) 

 

Defensive Player of the Week: Hope Stacker, Indiana Wesleyan 

Recorded first career shutout in win over Spring Arbor (Mich.). Allowed just one goal and recorded 18 saves.

  

Defensive Nominees: Bailey Bosler, Health Sciences and Pharmacy (Mo.) ; Micah King, Montreat (N.C.) ; Alex Nowka, Jamestown (N.D.) ; Ashley Rehagen, Benedictine (Kan.) ; Jordan Wells, Bethany (Kan.) ; Jenna Miller, WVU Tech ; Taylor Sorrell, Science & Arts (Okla.) ; Victoria Fullagar, Florida College ; Holly Eddins, Southeastern (Fla.)

 


 

 2020-21 Composite Winners (Defensive, Offensive)

Week 1 (September 22): Hope Stacker, Indiana Wesleyan , Bianca Biffert, Evangel (Mo.)
Week 2 (September 29): Mikayla Smith, Lincoln Christian (Ill.) , Liz Lozano, Mid-America Christian (Okla.)
Week 3 (October 06): Elianna Van Hulzen, Dordt (Iowa) , Mackenzie Selvius, Spring Arbor (Mich.)
Week 4 (October 13): Abbey Schmidt, Evangel (Mo.) , Erin Oleksak, Marian (Ind.)
Week 5 (October 20): Hailee Hinthorne, Union (Ky.) , Madison Marshall, Spring Arbor (Mich.)
Week 6 (October 27): Holly Eddins, Southeastern (Fla.) , Jennifer Luna, Southeastern (Fla.)
Week 7 (November 03): Becca Mindling, Spring Arbor (Mich.) , Lauren Marshall, Spring Arbor (Mich.)
Week 8 (November 10): Madison Baker, Avila (Mo.) , Chloe Rootes, Tennessee Wesleyan

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Soccer Championship

37th ANNUAL WOMEN'S SOCCER 
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP


  April 15-17, 2021
Opening Round – Campus Sites

  April 27 - May 3, 2021
Foley Sports Tourism Championship Field
Foley, Ala.