2019 NAIA Women’s Soccer Players of the Week (November 5)

Women's Soccer - Southeastern University
Southeastern's Uchenna Kanu set the new career record for goals scored in the NAIA

Kansas City, Mo. – Uchenna Kanu of Southeastern (Fla.) has been named the NAIA National Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Kailey Lemon of Southern Oregon 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. 28 – Nov. 3 and were selected out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.


Defensive Player of the Week

Kailey Lemon, Southern Oregon

Sr., GK, Coarsegold, Calif.

  • Third consecutive shutout
  • Weekly Stats:
    • Four saves
    • 90 minutes
    • Upset win over No. 25 Northwest (Wash.)


Offensive Player of the Week

Uchenna Kanu, Southeastern (Fla.)

Sr., F, Abia, Nigeria

  • Became all-time leading career goal scorer in NAIA with first goal
  • Weekly Stats:
    • Five goals
    • Two assists
    • Second-consecutive five goal week & Player of the Week honor

Offensive Nominees: 
Mckenzie Gourley, William Woods (Mo.) ; Sabria Marquez, Point (Ga.) ; Jackie Igulu, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) ; Sarah Buda, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) ; Sydney Brown, Indiana Wesleyan ; Lauryn Gamache, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) ; Bri Johnson, Westmont (Calif.) ; Nayeli Rodriguez, Midland (Neb.) ; Paula Inclan, Missouri Valley ; Rayssa Neres Souza, Oklahoma Wesleyan ; Micha Harris, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Brittany Scott, LSU Shreveport (La.) ; Priscilla Carvajal, Indiana East (Ind.) ; Paola Camacho, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) ; Jodi Butler, Bethel (Tenn.) ; Alexys Riksen, Cornerstone (Mich.)

Defensive Nominees: 
Michyla Handley, William Woods (Mo.) ; Martha Mormeneo, Point (Ga.) ; Ally Lozano, UC Merced ; Abby Cash, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) ; Bethany Blackwood, Grace (Ind.) ; Myranda Baca, Vanguard (Calif.) ; Rachel Thigpen, Midland (Neb.) ; Luci Brasil, Central Methodist (Mo.) ; Madison Baker, Avila (Mo.) ; Katelyn Young, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Saskia Pepel, Bellevue (Neb.) ; Kristina Contratto, Southwest (N.M.) ; Gabby Mitchum, Indiana East (Ind.) ; Bayleigh Fink, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) ; Ashlyn Wiggins, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) ; Melanie Peyton, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Kerstyn Williams, Lourdes (Ohio)


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.)

Week 9 (November 06): Kailey Lemon, Southern Oregon, Uchenna Kanu, Southeastern (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.