2018 NAIA Women's Soccer Players of the Week (Oct. 23)

2018 NAIA Women's Soccer Players of the Week (Oct. 23)

Kansas City, Mo. – Noelle Jester of Marian (Ind.) has been named the NAIA National Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Amanda Annee of Marian (Ind.) 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 October 15-21 and were selected out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.


Defensive Player of the Week

Amanda Annee, Marian (Ind.)

Sr., D, Indianapolis, Ind.

  • Headed a shot away from an empty net to preserve the shutout over then-No. 1 Spring Arbor (Mich.)
  • Weekly Stats:
    • Led defense in a week that team allowed just one goal in two games


Offensive Player of the Week

Noelle Jester, Marian (Ind.)

Jr., F, Berlin, Germany

  • Posted game winning goal over then-No. 1 Spring Arbor (Mich.)
  • Weekly Stats:
    • One goal
    • Two assists

Offensive Nominees: Molly Klein, Columbia (Mo.) ; Megan Mccall, Truett-McConnell (Ga.) ; Daisy Rodriguez, Antelope Valley (Calif.) ; Taylor Boyer, Eastern Oregon ; Jeanine Valera, Trinity International (Ill.) ; Marielisa Hallam, Vanguard (Calif.) ; Rhiannon Castle De Ortega, Hastings (Neb.) ; Hannah Benedict, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) ; Jennifer Santos, Washington Adventist (Md.) ; Michelle Pena, Kansas Wesleyan ; Rebecca Holloway, Cumberland (Tenn.) ; Siobhan Higgins, St. Thomas (Texas) ; Kristina Wallace, Carlow (Pa.) ; Tameir Grosvenor, Texas Wesleyan ; Miagh Downey, Middle Georgia State ; Savannah Jackson, Johnson & Wales (Fla.) ; Lily Rothert, Indiana Tech

Defensive Nominees: Erin Jones, Columbia (Mo.) ; Marissa Harkins, Truett-McConnell (Ga.) ; Ally Lozano, UC Merced ; Josee Bassett, Eastern Oregon ; Rebecca Wells, Trinity International (Ill.) ; Siera Pedroza, Hope International (Calif.) ; Tristan Beaulieu, Morningside (Iowa) ; Abigail Kukuck, Clarke (Iowa) ; Lauren Ferguson, Friends (Kan.) ; Sydney Young, Life (Ga.) ; Karolyn Hasler, LSU Shreveport (La.) ; Brooke Conway, Indiana East (Ind.) ; Cristina Ramos, Science & Arts (Okla.) ; Ronja Andersson, Middle Georgia State ; Kellie Fitzpatrick, Johnson & Wales (Fla.) ; Kiley Transit, Lourdes (Ohio)


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.)

Week 6 (October 10): Bethany Blackwood, Grace (Ind.) , Maria Garcia, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)

Week 7 (October 17): Bethany Blackwood, Grace (Ind.) , Ana Paula Santos, William Carey (Miss.)

Week 8 (October 24): Amanda Annee, Marian (Ind.) , Noelle Jester, Marian (Ind.)


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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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