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2017 NAIA Women's Soccer Players of the Week No. 6 (Oct. 10)

October 10, 2017
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By Chad Waller, NAIA Director of Athletics Communications & Media

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jody LeMaster of Cumberlands (Ky.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Amanda Valentine of Vanguard (Calif.) has been named the NAIA National Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. LeMaster and Valentine were selected based on their performances from Oct. 2 – 8, and were chosen out of a pool of conference, independent and unaffiliated group winners.

Offensive Player of the Week
Jody LeMaster, Cumberlands (Ky.)
Jr., MF, Stuart, Fla.

  • Notched her second hat trick of the year in 4-0 win against Pikeville (Ky.) on Oct. 3.
    • Weekly Stats:
      • Five goals and 12 points
      • Her five goals came on seven shots-on-goal (.714%)
      • Leads team in season points (26), goals (12) and game-winning goals (3)

Defensive Player of the Week
Amanda Valentine, Vanguard (Calif.)
Jr., GK, Livermore, Calif.

  • Notched two road wins in the net against top 10 opponents
    • Weekly Stats:
      • Blanked No. 6 Westmont (Calif.) on the road with two saves on Oct. 7
      • Three total saves in 180 minutes on the week
      • Has led defense to five shutouts in the last six matches

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Offensive Nominees: Haylee Eastridge, Missouri Baptist; Emiley Saddler, Tennessee Wesleyan; Marissa Gonzalez, La Sierra (Calif.); Taylor Boyer, Eastern Oregon; Morgan Wahlen, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Aubrey Schierbeek, Spring Arbor (Mich.); Amanda Nebozuk, Menlo (Calif.); Elli Mcmeekin, College of Saint Mary (Neb.); Leah Miller, Culver-Stockton (Mo.); Caroline Jenkins, Ottawa (Kan.); Sarah Hamlin, Presentation (S.D.); Samantha Sharpnack-isom, Texas A&M Texarkana; Emily Hubbuch, Asbury (Ky.); Allie Gordon, Science & Arts (Okla.); Savanah Carter, William Carey (Miss.); Konya Plummer, Southeastern (Fla.); Nicolette Vultaggio, Madonna (Mich.).

Defensive Nominees: Camila Chaves, Harris-Stowe State (Mo.); Els van Hooijdonk, Tennessee Wesleyan; Sydney Marin, Soka (Calif.); Cydni Cottrell, Eastern Oregon; Ashley Smialek, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Catherine Schmidt, Marian (Ind.); Naomi Schimmel, Northwestern (Iowa); Kehley Bitzas, Culver-Stockton (Mo.); Sophie Hoare, Georgia Gwinnett; Cassandra Martinez, York (Neb.); Ashley Kambeitz, Cumberland (Tenn.); Emma Pinkerton, St. Thomas (Texas); Jenna Jones, Rio Grande (Ohio); Morgan Wilson, Science & Arts (Okla.); Caroline Ladaga, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Chelsie Randolph, Johnson & Wales (Fla.); Emily Burkman, Siena Heights (Mich.).

2017 Women’s Soccer Composite Award Winners (Defensive, Offensive)

Week 1 (Sept. 5): Romane Salvador, University of Northwestern Ohio; Millene Cabral, Martin Methodist (Tenn.)
Week 2 (Sept. 12): Sarah Klunder, Spring Arbor (Mich.); Sienna Nealon, John Brown (Ark.)
Week 3 (Sept. 19): Caitlin Dumond, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Katie Reid, Martin Methodist (Tenn.)
Week 4 (Sept. 26): Mikayla Johnson, Cornerstone (Mich.); Ebba Gustafsson, Keiser (Fla.)
Week 5 (Oct. 3): Ashley Kambeitz, Cumberland (Tenn.); Evdokia Popadinova, University of Northwestern Ohio
Week 6 (Oct. 10): Amanda Valentine, Vanguard (Calif.); Jody LeMaster, Cumberlands (Ky.)