2019 NAIA Women’s Soccer Players of the Week (September 24)

Women's Soccer - Westmont College

Kansas City, Mo. – Rayssa Neres Souza of Oklahoma Wesleyan has been named the NAIA National Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Gabi Haw of Westmont (Calif.) 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. 16 - 22 and were selected out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.


Defensive Player of the Week

Gabi Haw, Westmont (Calif.)

Jr., GK, Costa Mesa, Calif.

  • Recorded a five-save shutout over No. 1 William Carey (Miss.)
  • Allowed just one goal in two games, which was scored on a penalty kick.
  • Weekly Stats:
    • Seven saves
    • Shutout against No. 1 William Carey, which was its first loss
    • Has five total shutouts on the year


Offensive Player of the Week

Rayssa Neres Souza, Oklahoma Wesleyan

So., F, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Recorded a career-high seven goals against Southwestern Christian (Okla.)
  • Set season high for goals and points in a game in the NAIA this season against Southwestern Christian
  • Weekly Stats:
    • 13 goals
    • 29 points

Offensive Nominees: 
Sarah Garcia, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) ; Adrien Merrilles, Reinhardt (Ga.) ; Kristen Osuna, Antelope Valley (Calif.) ; Callie Wright, Northwest (Wash.) ; Johana Camargo, Robert Morris (Ill.) ; Jj Aalbue, Grace (Ind.) ; Bri Johnson, Westmont (Calif.) ; Flor Suarez, Briar Cliff (Iowa) ; Savannah Moxley, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) ; Eilidh Mchattie, Shawnee State (Ohio) ; Karen Jacobs, LSU Alexandria (La.) ; Brynn Bradley, Midway (Ky.) ; Tameir Grosvenor, Texas Wesleyan ; Yuki Watari, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) ; Savannah Jackson, Johnson & Wales (Fla.) ; Laura Silverman, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)

Defensive Nominees: 
Camila Chaves, Harris-Stowe State (Mo.) ; Lauren Bergevine, Truett-McConnell (Ga.) ; Anekha Birdi, Antelope Valley (Calif.) ; Jessie Selby, Southern Oregon ; Marissa Fetters, Judson (Ill.) ; Sam Castaneda, Indiana Wesleyan ; Ruby Campa, Briar Cliff (Iowa) ; Kehley Bitzas, Culver-Stockton (Mo.) ; Joy Mertzig, Georgia Gwinnett ; Ashtyn Brown, Bethel (Kan.) ; Michaela Hawthorn, Cumberland (Tenn.) ; Delmy Perez, LSU Alexandria (La.) ; Gabby Mitchum, Indiana East (Ind.) ; Sarah Palmer, SAGU (Texas) ; Mattie Dollar, Dalton State (Ga.) ; Nina Haeberlin, Keiser (Fla.) ; Dahlia Jerovsek, Lawrence Tech (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.)

Week 3 (September 25): Gabi Haw, Westmont (Calif.), Rayssa Neres Souza, Oklahoma Wesleyan

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.