2019 NAIA Women’s Soccer Players of the Week (September 17)

Women's Soccer - University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma

Kansas City, Mo. – Emma Rice of Science & Arts (Okla.) has been named the NAIA National Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Taylor Rogers of Baker (Kan.) 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 Sept. 9 - 15 and were selected out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.


Defensive Player of the Week

Taylor Rogers, Baker (Kan.)

So., GK, Shawnee, Kan.

  • Two shutouts on eight total shots over the week.
  • Stopped five shots through 109 minutes in 1-0 win over Jamestown (N.D.)
  • Stopped a penalty kick in the first overtime against the Jimmies to keep game tied at zero
  • Weekly Stats:
    • Eight saves
    • Two shutout victories


Offensive Player of the Week

Emma Rice, Science & Arts (Okla.)

So., F, Norman, Okla.

  • Led the Drovers to a 3-0 week, outscoring opponents 18-1.
  • Recorded a career-high four goals against Ottawa (Kan.).
  • Weekly Stats:
    • Eight goals
    • 17 points

Offensive Nominees: 
Brianna Smotherman, Reinhardt (Ga.); Ana Sofia Salas, Antelope Valley (Calif.); Morgan Farrington, Eastern Oregon; Easton Armstrong, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Mackenzie Selvius, Spring Arbor (Mich.); Cassie Soto, Hope International (Calif.); Kylee Mastromonaco, College of Saint Mary (Neb.); Judith Sainz, Central Methodist (Mo.); Joy Mertzig, Georgia Gwinnett; Hailey Rouse, Southwestern (Kan.); Marie Bathe, Cumberland (Tenn.); Lesly Macias, Texas A&M Texarkana; Haley Abel, IU Kokomo (Ind.); Janine Dennis, Bethel (Tenn.); Savannah Jackson, Johnson & Wales (Fla.); Jozlyn Vantol, Cornerstone (Mich.)

Defensive Nominees: 
Caragan Treola, Bryan (Tenn.); Renee Parado, Soka (Calif.); Ashley Wurtz, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Bethany Blackwood, Grace (Ind.); Sydney Green, Carroll (Mont.); Lacey Lehman, The Master's (Calif.); Maleah Richter, Morningside (Iowa) ; Emily Sutton, Southwestern (Kan.); Eveljn Frigotto, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Nicole Chamagua, Texas A&M Texarkana; Jenna Miller, WVU Tech; Vitoria Bonahoom, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Valeria Miranda, William Carey (Miss.); Denise Mendoza, Johnson & Wales (Fla.); Brianna Mozariwskyj, Madonna (Mich.)


2019-20 Women's Soccer Composite Award Winners (Defensive, Offensive)

Week 1 (September 11): Jessie Selby, Southern Oregon, Anya Castelli, Stephens (Mo.)

Week 2 (September 18): Taylor Rogers, Baker (Kan.), Emma Rice, Science & Arts (Okla.)

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Soccer Championship

Nov. 22-23, 2019 Opening Round – 
Campus Sites

Dec. 2 - Dec. 7, 2019
Orange Beach Sportsplex
Orange Beach, Ala.