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2018 NAIA Women's Soccer Players of the Week (Oct. 16)

Women's Soccer - Grace College

Kansas City, Mo. – Ana Paula Santos of William Carey (Miss.) has been named the NAIA National Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Bethany Blackwood of Grace (Ind.) has been named the NAIA National Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. The two student-athletes were nominated for their performances during the week of October 8-14 and were selected out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.

 

Defensive Player of the Week

Bethany Blackwood, Grace (Ind.)

Fr., GK, Napoleon, Ohio

  • Leads the NAIA with 12 shutouts
  • Weekly Stats:
    • Two shutouts
    • 13 saves

 

Offensive Player of the Week

Ana Paula Santos, William Carey (Miss.)

So., MF, Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • Scored a goal in a 2-0 win over then-No. 4 Martin Methodist (Tenn.)
  • Weekly Stats:
    • Four goals
    • Hat trick vs. Bethel (Tenn.)

Offensive Nominees: Isabel Sullivan, Park (Mo.) ; Adrien Merrilles, Reinhardt (Ga.) ; Emily Atkinson, Marymount California ; Taylor Boyer, Eastern Oregon ; Jessica Owen, Trinity Christian (Ill.) ; Bethany Balcer, Spring Arbor (Mich.) ; Bri Johnson, Westmont (Calif.) ; Maria Deeter, Concordia (Neb.) ; Julia Amador Mejias, Missouri Valley ; Caitlin Berry, Georgia Gwinnett ; Amber Jimenez, York (Neb.) ; Kajsa Conradsen, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) ; Alexa Noyola, St. Thomas (Texas) ; Payten Davis, Rio Grande (Ohio) ; Jastin Redman, John Brown (Ark.) ; Uchenna Kanu, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Hannah Crum, Aquinas (Mich.)

Defensive Nominees: Jemica Artillaga, Missouri Baptist ; Eva Bower, Milligan (Tenn.) ; Adri Jackson, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) ; Chelsey Nicol, Eastern Oregon ; Kara Jones, Roosevelt (Ill.) ; Gabi Haw, Westmont (Calif.) ; Rachel Thigpen, Midland (Neb.) ; Kehley Bitzas, Culver-Stockton (Mo.) ; Krysta Catone, Kansas Wesleyan ; Christie Funk, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Mikaela Gilbert, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) ; Amanda Nicholson, Indiana East (Ind.) ; Makena Wood, Science & Arts (Okla.) ; Caitlin Dumond, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) ; Holly Eddins, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Olivia Kitz, Madonna (Mich.)

 

2018-19 Women's Soccer Composite Award Winners (Defensive, Offensive)

Week 1 (September 05): Sarah Carpenter, Hastings (Neb.) , Millene Cabral, Martin Methodist (Tenn.)

Week 2 (September 12): Caitlyn Logan, John Brown (Ark.) , Sienna Nealon, John Brown (Ark.)

Week 3 (September 19): Kirsten Thomas, Oklahoma City , Matilda Ovenberger, Keiser (Fla.)

Week 4 (September 26): Caitlin Dumond, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) , Uchenna Kanu, Southeastern (Fla.)

Week 5 (October 03): Kirsten Thomas, Oklahoma City , Abigail Crockett, Lincoln Christian (Ill.)

Week 6 (October 10): Bethany Blackwood, Grace (Ind.) , Maria Garcia, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)

Week 7 (October 17): Bethany Blackwood, Grace (Ind.) , Ana Paula Santos, William Carey (Miss.)

 

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NAIA Women's Soccer Championship
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