By Mike DeVader, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, MO. – Julia Schojan of Fisher (Mass.) and Mackenzie Anderson of Central Baptist (Ark.) were named NAIA Women’s Soccer National Players of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Schojan and Anderson were selected for their play during the week of Oct. 13-19 and were chosen out of the conference and independent award winners.
National Offensive Player of the Week
Julia Schojan, Fisher (Mass.)
Freshman, Forward, Rochester, N.Y.
• Schojan was unstoppable last week, scoring 11 goals in four games and leading Fisher (Mass.) to a perfect 4-0 record.
• Became the second player this year to net six goals in a game, doing so in a 7-0 victory over NCAA Division III Wheelock (Mass.) on Oct. 16.
• Guided the Falcons’ offensive attack with 25 points.
• This is her first NAIA National Player of the Week honor.
National Defensive Player of the Week
Mackenzie Anderson, Central Baptist (Ark.)
Freshman, Goalkeeper, Cleburne, Texas
• Anderson blocked everything that came her way on Oct. 18, tallying 20 saves in a 1-0 overtime win over York (Neb.).
• She logged 92 minutes in the contest without allowing a goal.
• In 11 games played on the year, the Cleburne, Texas, native has three shutouts.
• This is Anderson’s first NAIA National Player of the Week honor.
For a complete list of all the national statistical leaders, click here.
For the complete NAIA Player of the Week calendar, click here.
Offensive Nominees: Jordan Mcnamara, William Woods (Mo.); Lindsey White, Reinhardt (Ga.); Kalyn Goodenough, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.); Acacia Johnson, Northwest (Wash.); Rachael Webb, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Aubrey Schierbeek, Spring Arbor (Mich.); Heidi Lorschider, Westminster (Utah); Madison Lopp, Vanguard (Calif.); Megan Kruse, Hastings (Neb.); Ashley Mauck, Baker (Kan.); Sienna Fraser, Ashford (Iowa); Emily Lupton, Houston-Victoria (Texas); Noemy Castro, Kansas Wesleyan; Lorna Mason, Midway (Ky.); Mhairi Fyfe, Campbellsville (Ky.); Sarah Mcguire, College of Saint Mary (Neb.); Molly Machometa, Viterbo (Wis.); Kimberlin Palacios, Huston-Tillotson (Texas); Jodian Morris, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Claudia Saucedo, William Carey (Miss.); Karly Palmar, Southeastern (Fla.); Julia Palushaj, Concordia (Mich.).
Defensive Nominees: Alisha Hoskins, Park (Mo.); Brooke Reed, Truett-McConnell (Ga.); Sandra Rodriguez, Marymount (Calif.); Kelsey Greene, Northwest (Wash.); Sarah Vrosh, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Megan Sullivan, Spring Arbor (Mich.); Abi Yanke, Westminster (Utah); Lauren Terry, Vanguard (Calif.); Kalynn Sortino, Briar Cliff (Iowa); Ashley Holland, Benedictine (Kan.); Paige Ciarvarro, Fisher (Mass.); Rachel Cardwell, Kansas Wesleyan; Tonya Cocanougher, Midway (Ky.); Alysen Shireman, Campbellsville (Ky.); Sam Zobott, Viterbo (Wis.); Gabriela Lopez, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Kaitlyn Whitten, Mid-America Christian (Okla.); Anna Caroline Scales, Mobile (Ala.); Helena Hanssson, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Jade Antolec, Concordia (Mich.).
2014-15 Women's Soccer Composite Award Winners (Defensive, Offensive)
Week 1 (September 9): Lexi Gochnauer, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.), Caryn Welch, Avila (Mo.)
Week 2 (September 16): Nicole Franklin, Concordia (Ore.), Inma Martinez, Missouri Valley
Week 3 (September 23): Allison Keeney, Rio Grande (Ohio), Megan Johnson, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)
Week 4 (September 30): Jazmin Alvarez, Concordia (Calif.), Natasha Coyle, The Master's (Calif.)
Week 5 (October 7): Brittany Houghton, College of Idaho, Shauna Gilpin, Cumberland (Tenn.)
Week 6 (Oct. 14): Lindsay Armstrong, Aquinas (Mich.), Samantha Yasatan, Trinity International (Ill.)
Week 7 (Oct. 21): Mackenzie Anderson, Central Baptist (Ark.) , Julia Schojan, Fisher (Mass.)