2018 NAIA Women's Soccer Players of the Week (Oct. 2)

2018 NAIA Women's Soccer Players of the Week (Oct. 2)

Kansas City, Mo. – Abigail Crockett of Lincoln Christian (Ill.) has been named the NAIA National Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Kirsten Thomas of Oklahoma City 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 24 – 30 and were selected out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.


Defensive Player of the Week

Kirsten Thomas, Oklahoma City

Sr., GK, Keller, Texas

  • Led the Stars to a win and a draw over two Top 25 opponents, including a 0-0 tie against No. 5-ranked John Brown (Ark.)
  • Second NAIA Defensive Player of the Week Award in 2018
  • Weekly Stats:
    • One shutout
    • 19 saves


Offensive Player of the Week

Abigail Crockett, Lincoln Christian (Ill.)

Sr., MF, Normal, Ill.

  • Averaged 3.67 goals per game in three matches
  • Weekly Stats:
    • 11 goals, six against Andrews University
    • 23 points

Offensive Nominees: Lenvix Ochieng, Park (Mo.) ; Adrien Merrilles, Reinhardt (Ga.) ; Jackie Igulu, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) ; Brianna Uhl, Trinity Christian (Ill.) ; Bethany Balcer, Spring Arbor (Mich.) ; Eme Mclaughlin, Providence (Mont.) ; Teagan Matye, Westmont (Calif.) ; Maria Deeter, Concordia (Neb.) ; Julia Amador Mejias, Missouri Valley ; Leigh Anne Bartlett, Ottawa (Kan.) ; Josie Davis, Life (Ga.) ; Alyssa Cuevas, Huston-Tillotson (Texas) ; Alexis Little, Midway (Ky.) ; Madi Caputo, Oklahoma City ; Millene Cabral, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) ; Matilda Ovenberger, Keiser (Fla.) ; Raegan Radaz, Aquinas (Mich.)

Defensive Nominees: Olivia Wolfram, Lyon (Ark.) ; Rachel Barnett, Truett-McConnell (Ga.) ; Maddy Mak, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) ; Josee Bassett, Eastern Oregon ; Amanda Roche, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) ; Malorie Henderlong, Spring Arbor (Mich.) ; Gabi Haw, Westmont (Calif.) ; Marley Farrell, Midland (Neb.) ; Olivia Berry, Benedictine (Kan.) ; Araceli Wallace Carmona, Tabor (Kan.) ; Jovana Ivanovic, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) ; Karla Veronica Ramirez-Flores, Wiley (Texas) ; Chloe Bowser, Point Park (Pa.) ; Caitlin Dumond, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) ; Kellie Fitzpatrick, Johnson & Wales (Fla.) ; Kylie Robb, Aquinas (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.)


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NAIA Women's Soccer Championship

Nov. 22-23, 2019 Opening Round – 
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Dec. 2 - Dec. 7, 2019
Orange Beach Sportsplex
Orange Beach, Ala.