By Spencer Scheve, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Yvonne Ploeg of Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) has been named the NAIA National Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Morgan Hammon of Saint Francis (Ind.) 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
Yvonne Ploeg, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
5-4, So., F, Grootegast, Netherlands.
• She scored the game winner in a 2-1 win over then-No. 12-ranked Cumberland (Tenn.) to open the week.
• Posted two goals in her first multi-goal game of the season against Pikeville (Ky.).
• Ploeg has recorded seven goals and five assists, tallying 19 points, on the season as the Lady Blue Raiders have earned a Mid-South Conference regular season title.
National Defensive Player of the Week
Morgan Hammon, Saint Francis (Ind.)
5-8, Jr., GK, Fishers, Ind.
• In one match this week, Hamons recorded nine saves against then-No. 17 Taylor (Ind.).
• Posted her third highest season-high saves in a game (9), five less than Hammons’ season high (14) against Northwestern Ohio.
• Ranks No. 30 in the NAIA in total saves (109).
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: Emma Chatterton, Park (Mo.); Ruby Hallam, Columbia (S.C.); Brooke Ybarra, Marymount (Calif.); Joceline Howard, Northwest Christian (Ore.); Isabelle Danner, Trinity International (Ill.); Mackenzie Starcevich, Saint Francis (Ind.); Hayley Gonzalez, Vanguard (Calif.); Megan Kruse, Hastings (Neb.); Hannah Benedict, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.); Caroline Jenkins, Ottawa (Kan.); Reyvin Hernandez, Bellevue (Neb.); Erica Robertson, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Georgia Clark, Asbury (Ky.); Britani Tripp, Oklahoma City; Tyler-rae Molloy, Mobile (Ala.); Uchenna Kanu, Southeastern (Fla.); Kelly Capoccia, Madonna (Mich.)
Defensive Nominees: Luisa Santillan, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Kendall Ellington, Union (Ky.); Amy Fuller, Soka (Calif.); Kayla Anderson, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Lia Unterholzner, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Haley Magana, Vanguard (Calif.); Chrissy Lind, Concordia (Neb.); Rachel Hunt, Baker (Kan.); Kate Salmonsen, Kansas Wesleyan; Amanda Howard, Campbellsville (Ky.); Lauren Sayler, Jamestown (N.D.); Shalette Alexander, Wiley (Texas); Gabby Widman, Point Park (Pa.); Kathryn Huff, John Brown (Ark.); Cecilia Duarte, Mobile (Ala.); Heidi Ruth, Southeastern (Fla.); Tailer Roscoe, Indiana Tech
2016-17 Women's Soccer Composite Award Winners (Defensive, Offensive)
Week 1 (September 07): Abby Baravik, William Carey (Miss.) , Amanda Blixt, Keiser (Fla.)
Week 2 (September 14): Ebba Blomqvist, Keiser (Fla.) , Aubrey Schierbeek, Spring Arbor (Mich.)
Week 3 (September 21): Ashley Timmons, Spring Arbor (Mich.) , Tia Sanford, Indiana Wesleyan
Week 4 (September 28): Madison Donihoo, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) , Kindsay Miller-riney, Midway (Ky.)
Week 5 (October 05): Abby Schue, Grace (Ind.) , Emily Key, Park (Mo.)
Week 6 (October 12): Christina Rodriguez, Biola (Calif.) , Kristen Howell, John Brown (Ark.)
Week 7 (October 19): Regan Troff, Davenport (Mich.) , Katie Reid, Martin Methodist (Tenn.)
Week 8 (October 26): Rachel Hardin, Dalton State (Ga.) , Bethany Balcer, Spring Arbor (Mich.)
Week 9 (November 02): Morgan Hammon, Saint Francis (Ind.) , Yvonne Ploeg, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)