Sept. 7, 2010
STORRS, Conn. -
UConn women's soccer player Jessica Shufelt (Rochester, N.Y.) has been tabbed BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and College Soccer 360 Primetime Player of the Week after leading the Huskies (2-2-1, 0-0-0 BIG EAST) to a pair of overtime victories this past weekend with four goals. This is the first BIG EAST award of her career.
The junior forward opened the weekend with two goals, including the game winner in overtime, in a 2-1 victory over Illinois on September 3. She followed that up with another two goals, including the game winner in overtime, in a 3-2 victory over then-No. 16 Penn State on September 5. Shufelt now has five goals on the season after tallying three in all of 2009.
UConn is next in action with a home game against Yale on Thursday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Morrone Stadium.
BIG EAST Awards
Offensive Player of the Week - Jessica Shufelt, Connecticut, Jr., F
Defensive Player of the Week - Kelli Pawelko, Cincinnati, Jr., D
Goalkeeper of the Week - Nikki Weiss, Notre Dame, Sr., GK
Rookie of the Week - Kaitlin Brenn, Georgetown, Fr., M
CollegeSoccer360.com - Primetime Performers of the Week #3 (Aug. 30-Sept. 5)
* Jessica Shufelt (Connecticut ... F ... Jr. ... Rochester, N.Y.)
Katy Frierson (Auburn ... M ... Jr. ... Homewood, Ala.)
Krista Lopez (Oklahoma State ... M ... Jr. ... Carrollton, Texas)
Jennie Marshall (BYU ... F ... Jr. ... Modesto, Calif.)
Shannon McSweeney (Yale ... D ... Fr. ... Stow, Mass.)
Rachel Nuzzolese (Wake Forest ... F ... Fr. ... Melville, N.Y.)
Lauren Pagone (DePaul ... F ... Sr. ... Park Ridge, Ill.)
Kari Shane (Arizona State ... D ... Jr. ... Lake Forest, Calif.)
Tamara Strahota (Minnesota ... D ... Jr. ... Burnsville, Minn.)
Casey Volk (Cal State Fullerton ... M ... Jr. ... Davis, Calif.)
Nikki Weiss (Notre Dame ... G ... Sr. ... Redding, Conn.)
* Jessica Shufelt is Primetime Performer of the Week.
more information on the College Soccer 360 Primetime Performers visit CollegeSoccer360.com