2018 NAIA Women's Soccer Players of the Week (Sept 25)

2018 NAIA Women's Soccer Players of the Week (Sept 25)

Kansas City, Mo. – Uchenna Kanu of Southeastern (Fla.) has been named the NAIA National Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Caitlin Dumond of Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 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 September 17 – 23 and were selected out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.


Defensive Player of the Week

Caitlin Dumond, Martin Methodist (Tenn.)

Jr., GK, Harker Heights, Texas

  • Recorded the win against then-No. 15 Georgia Gwinnett on the road.
  • Weekly Stats:
    • One shutout
    • 10 saves


Offensive Player of the Week

Uchenna Kanu, Southeastern (Fla.)

Jr., F, Abia, Nigeria

  • Has a goal in every game this season and leads the NAIA in goals scored with 24
  • Weekly Stats:
    • Five goals, four against Johnson & Wales (Fla.)
    • Three assists

Offensive Nominees: Shelby Scanlan, William Woods (Mo.) ; Ruby Hallam, Columbia (S.C.) ; Natalia Gilbert, Soka (Calif.) ; Taylor Boyer, Eastern Oregon ; Selah Hopkins, Trinity Christian (Ill.) ; Matea Knispel, Huntington (Ind.) ; Veronica Cruz, Arizona Christian ; Nayeli Rodriguez, Midland (Neb.) ; Emily Ambuul, Benedictine (Kan.) ; Alison Mosdale, Fisher (Mass.) ; Marjolen Nekesa, Oklahoma Wesleyan ; Sabria Glasgow, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Dawson Brinkley, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) ; Brooke Lezotte, Ohio Christian ; Meghan Whitty, Southwestern Christian (Okla.) ; Jamie Holifield, William Carey (Miss.) ; Iris Rabot, University of Northwestern Ohio

Defensive Nominees: Kate Marshall, Columbia (Mo.) ; Caroline Johnson, Reinhardt (Ga.) ; Melanie Ramirez, La Sierra (Calif.) ; Molly McLaughlin, St. Ambrose (Iowa) ; Megan Williams, Taylor (Ind.) ; McKenna Payne, Carroll (Mont.) ; Paula Lara-ruiz, Menlo (Calif.) ; Harlee Zancanelli, Midland (Neb.) ; Ashley Rehagen, Benedictine (Kan.) ; Ruby-Anne Fines, Tabor (Kan.) ; Christie Funk, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Cecilie Mortensen, LSU Alexandria (La.) ; Jenna Miller, WVU Tech ; Kirsten Thomas, Oklahoma City ; Nina Haeberlin, Keiser (Fla.) ; Maria Lulgjuraj, Concordia (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.)


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NAIA Women's Soccer Championship

Nov. 22-23, 2019 Opening Round – 
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Dec. 2 - Dec. 7, 2019
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