2019 NAIA Women’s Soccer Players of the Week (October 29)

Women's Soccer - Southeastern University
Southeastern (Fla.)'s Uchenna Kanu)

Kansas City, Mo. – Uchenna Kanu of Southeastern (Fla.) has been named the NAIA National Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Jovana Ivanovic of Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 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. 21 – 27 and were selected out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.

 

Defensive Player of the Week

Jovana Ivanovic, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Sr., GK, Belgrade, Serbia

  • Double overtime shutout win over No. 18 Cumberlands (Ky.)
  • Weekly Stats:
    • 13 saves (most by a Lindsey Wilson keeper this season)
    • 106 minutes

 

Offensive Player of the Week

Uchenna Kanu, Southeastern (Fla.)

Sr., F, Abia, Nigeria

  • Led Fire to three conference wins in a span of five days
  • Weekly Stats:
    • Five goals
    • Four assists
    • Game-winning header against St. Thomas (Fla.) in 107th minute



Offensive Nominees: 
Madi Dunahue, Missouri Baptist ; Rebekah Cundiff, Milligan (Tenn.) ; Maleyna Corona, Antelope Valley (Calif.) ; Sarah Mauk, Southern Oregon ; Selah Hopkins, Trinity Christian (Ill.) ; Mackenzie Selvius, Spring Arbor (Mich.) ; Kelsey Bryant, Vanguard (Calif.) ; Jocelyn Behm, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) ; Bianca Biffert, Evangel (Mo.) ; Rayssa Neres Souza, Oklahoma Wesleyan ; Thea Birgerud, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) ; Sydney King, Viterbo (Wis.) ; Cindy Parenteau, LSU Alexandria (La.) ; Regan Snyder, Midway (Ky.) ; Tameir Grosvenor, Texas Wesleyan ; Yuki Watari, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) ; Samantha Golchuk, Concordia (Mich.)


Defensive Nominees: 
Jemica Artillaga, Missouri Baptist ; Bella Cranford, Milligan (Tenn.) ; Melanie Ramirez, La Sierra (Calif.) ; Marissa Fetters, Judson (Ill.) ; Delanie Hill, Marian (Ind.) ; Maia Wetzel, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) ; Haley Magana, Vanguard (Calif.) ; Madaline Angel, College of Saint Mary (Neb.) ; Kailee Barnhard, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) ; Krysta Catone, Kansas Wesleyan ; Terrie Tchoffo, LSU Alexandria (La.) ; Carley Pyles, Asbury (Ky.) ; Christy Zwart, Texas Wesleyan ; Abigail Bush, Mobile (Ala.) ; Gabriela Labrador, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Braeleigh Mccoy, Aquinas (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.)

Week 8 (October 30): Jovana Ivanovic, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), Uchenna Kanu, Southeastern (Fla.)

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Soccer Championship

36th ANNUAL WOMEN'S SOCCER 
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 22-23, 2019 Opening Round – 
Campus Sites

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