By Scott Barker, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Samantha Silva of Middle Georgia State has been named the NAIA National Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Bailey Stengler of Wayland Baptist (Texas) has been named the NAIA National Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the National office announced Tuesday.
National Offensive Player of the Week
Samantha Silva, Middle Georgia State
So., F, Eatonton, Ga.
• Recorded four goals and two assists on the week.
• Her three goals, two assists and eight points against Brewton-Parker (Ga.) on Oct. 29th were career highs.
• Helped the Knights to a 2-0 week.
• This is her second career National Player of the Week award and her second this season.
National Defensive Player of the Week
Bailey Stengler, Wayland Baptist (Texas)
Jr., G, St. Charles, Ill.
• Logged 14 saves in two wins on the week.
• Owns a 6-2-2 record in goal this season.
• Recorded a season-high 11 saves in a 1-0 win over then-No. 23 Oklahoma City on Oct. 28.
• This is her first career National Player of the Week.
For the complete list of all statistical leaders, click here.
For the complete player of the week calendar, click here.
Offensive Nominees: Emily Key, Park (Mo.) ; Allie Hale, Reinhardt (Ga.) ; Andrea Faerber, Marymount (Calif.) ; Crystal Schuder, Eastern Oregon ; Samantha Yasatan, Trinity International (Ill.) ; Lizzie Rittenhouse, Indiana Wesleyan ; Kelsey Steck, Westmont (Calif.) ; Taylor Geis, Hastings (Neb.) ; Hannah Trandahl, Benedictine (Kan.) ; Caroline Jenkins, Ottawa (Kan.) ; Mia Wiersema, Asbury (Ky.) ; Kindsay Miller-Riney, St. Catharine (Ky.) ; Betsy Fischenich, Bellevue (Neb.) ; Kalli Vollmer, LSU Alexandria ; Jodian Morris, Wayland Baptist (Texas) ; Amyah Banks, St. Thomas (Fla.) ; Megan Perry, Indiana Tech
Defensive Nominees: Alexandra Lair, Missouri Baptist ; Kendall Ellington, Union (Ky.) ; Jasmine Cervantes, Marymount (Calif.) ; Sheyenne Brusven, Corban (Ore.) ; Mckenzie Chappell, Trinity International (Ill.) ; Melissa Sturgill, Marian (Ind.) ; Marina Rodriguez, Biola (Calif.) ; Anna Stewart, Hastings (Neb.) ; Miranda Hunzeker, Graceland (Iowa) ; Annie Kessler, Ottawa (Kan.) ; Brooke Perkins, Asbury (Ky.) ; Amanda Howard, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Kate Petersen, Bellevue (Neb.) ; Maggie Miller, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) ; Abby Baravik, William Carey (Miss.) ; Sarrah Granda, St. Thomas (Fla.) ; Tara Gessler, Davenport (Mich.)
2015-16 Women's Soccer Composite Award Winners (Defensive, Offensive)
Week 1 (September 09): Blaire Schmalenberg, Madonna (Mich.) , Betsy Hetrick, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)
Week 2 (September 16): Brittany Lang, William Carey (Miss.) , Jamie Holifield, William Carey (Miss.)
Week 3 (September 23): Tori Ditter, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) , Samantha Silva, Middle Georgia State
Week 4 (September 30): Samantha Wooster, Houston-Victoria (Texas) , Yvonne Ploeg, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Week 5 (October 07): Jovana Canales, Bethany (Kan.) , Jamie Holifield, William Carey (Miss.)
Week 6 (October 14): Niccole McGuire, Morningside (Iowa) , Laerke Michaelsen, SCAD Savannah (Ga.)
Week 7 (October 21): Anesa Curic, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) , Julia Schojan, Fisher (Mass.)
Week 8 (October 28): Lauren Engelkes, Taylor (Ind.) , Mariana Sanches, St. Thomas (Texas)
Week 9 (November 04): Bailey Stengler, Wayland Baptist (Texas) , Samantha Silva, Middle Georgia State