KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ashley Correa of Westmont (Calif.) has been named the NAIA National Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Kristen Fulbright of Northwest Christian (Ore.) has been tabbed National Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Correa and Fulbright were selected based on their performances from Oct. 15 - 21 and were chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings.
Correa, a native of Lynnwood, Wash., keyed a Westmont offense that scored 10 goals in two matches last week. The senior forward notched her first career hat trick in the Warriors 4-0 victory against then-No. 21 The Master's (Calif.) on Oct. 17. Correa continued her offensive onslaught with a two goals and an assist three days later against San Diego Christian (Calif.). For the week, Correa compiled 11 points (five goals and one assist) and 13 shots, including seven shots on goal.
Correa's 12 goals and 32 points this season currently leads the team and the Golden State Athletic Conference.
Fulbright, a freshman goalkeeper from Eugene, Ore., tallied nine saves in 101 minutes to shutout then-No. 1 and previously unbeaten Concordia (Ore.), 1-0, last Saturday. The shutout, which is her fourth of the season and set a Beacon freshman record, gave Northwest Christian its first-ever victory against the Cavaliers. In a 3-2 win against Warner Pacific (Ore.) on Oct. 19, Fulbright allowed two goals and made one save in nearly 100 minutes of action.
Fulbright owns a 1.29 goals against average and .794 save percentage in 10 matches this season.
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For the complete player of the week calendar, click here. The next NAIA National Women's Soccer Players of the Week will be announced on Oct. 30.
Offensive Nominees: Jenica Bloom, Bellevue (Neb.); Shayla Beene, Bacone (Okla.); Mishayla Bertelsen, Northwest Christian (Ore.); Kelsey Niles, Morningside (Iowa); Savannah Struck, Friends (Kan.); Steph Wisen, Viterbo (Wis.); Chelsea Fisher, Ashford (Iowa); Krizzy Menez, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Alex Shaffer, Campbellsville (Ky.); Justine Jones, Westminster (Utah); Ashley Parent, Madonna (Mich.); Jamie Palermo, William Woods (Mo.); Carianne Sobey, Grace (Ind.); Elisabeth Wahl, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Kristina Stammer, Point Park (Pa.); Chloe Mccleary-small, Montreat (N.C.); Kayla Leeser, Central Methodist (Mo.); Meghan McMahon, Oklahoma City ; Sasha Rodriguez, William Carey (Miss.); Yalu Borbolla, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Natalie Ingram, Menlo (Calif.).
Defensive Nominees: Caitlin Stier, Bellevue (Neb.); Amanda Fulton, Texas at Brownsville; Caroline Scales, Lee (Tenn.); Megan Bodiford, Kansas Wesleyan; Megan Manley, Midland (Neb.); Kathy Butt, Cornerstone (Mich.); Jerica Christensen, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Katelyn Swart, Great Falls (Mont.); Tori Capo, Carlow (Pa.); Lauren Gallant, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Danielle Wilson, William Woods (Mo.); Abigail Burns, Grace (Ind.); Katrina Holm, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Maggie Grieser, St. Catharine (Ky.); Abby Stephenson, Virginia Intermont; Jordan Harris, Rogers State (Okla.); Briana Williams, Biola (Calif.); Meredith Brick, Central Methodist (Mo.); Jennifer Loewen, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Katie Rappazzo, William Jessup (Calif.).
2012 Women's Soccer Players of the Week (Offensive; Defensive)
Week 1 (Sept. 4): Kelsey Langille, Cumberland (Tenn.); Indigo Recker, Concordia (Ore.)
Week 2 (Sept. 11): Jordan Davidson, Vanguard (Calif.); Helena Hansson, Embry-Riddle (Fla.)
Week 3 (Sept. 18): Kirsty Montignani, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Bekah Garvin, Concordia (Calif.)
Week 4 (Sept. 25): Kelsey Langille, Cumberland (Tenn.); Mallory Conrad, Bethel (Ind.)
Week 5 (Oct. 2): Karly Linton, Spring Arbor (Mich.); Katie Zenz, Grand View (Iowa)
Week 6 (Oct. 9): Mallory Rondeau, Grace (Ind.); Ilyssa Espiritu, The Master's (Calif.)
Week 7 (Oct. 16): Esther Anyanwu, Brenau (Ga.); Lauren Terry, Vanguard (Calif.)
Week 8 (Oct. 23): Ashley Correa, Westmont (Calif.); Kristen Fulbright, Northwest Christian (Ore.)