2019 NAIA Women’s Soccer Players of the Week (October 22)

Women's Soccer - Johnson & Wales University

Kansas City, Mo. – Savannah Jackson of Johnson & Wales (Fla.) has been named the NAIA National Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Kailee Barnhard of MidAmerica Nazarene (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 Oct. 14 – 20 and were selected out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.


Defensive Player of the Week

Kailee Barnhard, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)

So., GK, Las Vegas, Nev.

  • Finished with 10 saves and a win over No. 15 Benedictine (Kan.)
  • Weekly Stats:
    • Held Benedictine to one goal (PK)
    • Recorded a PK save


Offensive Player of the Week

Savannah Jackson, Johnson & Wales (Fla.)

Jr., F, Winter Haven, Fla.

  • Recorded a school record six goals against Florida Memorial
  • Weekly Stats:
    • Eight goals
    • Two assists

Offensive Nominees: 
Lenvix Ochieng, Park (Mo.) ; Adrien Merrilles, Reinhardt (Ga.) ; Renee Parado, Soka (Calif.) ; Morgan Farrington, Eastern Oregon ; Selah Hopkins, Trinity Christian (Ill.) ; Sydney Brown, Indiana Wesleyan ; Suzanne Mabie, The Master's (Calif.) ; Alaina Van Zalen, Dordt (Iowa) ; Judith Sainz, Central Methodist (Mo.) ; Rayssa Neres Souza, Oklahoma Wesleyan ; Naira Lopez, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Megan Goodman, Viterbo (Wis.) ; Baye Polansky, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) ; Payten Davis, Rio Grande (Ohio) ; Emma Rice, Science & Arts (Okla.) ; Janine Dennis, Bethel (Tenn.) ; Dahlia Jerovsek, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)

Defensive Nominees: 
Holly Moore, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) ; Hailee Hinthorne, Union (Ky.) ; Caroline Goodwill, Soka (Calif.) ; Amy Morikawa, Oregon Tech ; Brittny White, St. Ambrose (Iowa) ; Bethany Blackwood, Grace (Ind.) ; Lacey Lehman, The Master's (Calif.) ; Rachel Thigpen, Midland (Neb.) ; Elisa Randel, Georgia Gwinnett ; Logan Dye, York (Neb.) ; Nicole Panis, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Madison Herrera, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) ; Rachel Flory, Carlow (Pa.) ; Jennifer Starwalt, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) ; Megan White, Faulkner (Ala.) ; Maja Henriksson, Keiser (Fla.) ; Alex Thomas, 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.)

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

Week 4 (October 02): Ruby Campa, Briar Cliff (Iowa), Araceli Soto, Soka (Calif.)

Week 5 (October 09): Caitlyn Logan, John Brown (Ark.), Kristen Howell, John Brown (Ark.)

Week 6 (October 16): Sam Castaneda, Indiana Wesleyan , Lexis Garcia, Indiana Wesleyan

Week 7 (October 23): Kailee Barnhard, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.), Savannah Jackson, Johnson & Wales (Fla.)

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.