Webster's Woodward, Howard, Kersting Three-Peat as Players of the Week
St. Louis, Mo. - The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) has announced the Athletes of the Week for the week of October 22-28.
MEN'S SOCCER - OFFENSIVE
Greenville College's Sean McQuillan, a senior from Glascow, Scotland (St. Thomas Aquinas), has been named the Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for the week of October 22-28.
McQuillan had two goals in two games played last week. He scored the lone, game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory versus MacMurray College that was crucial in securing a spot for the Panthers in the SLIAC Tournament. McQuillan also scored one goal as Greenville battled first place Webster University to a 2-2 draw in double overtime.
MEN'S SOCCER - DEFENSIVE
Webster University's Brian Woodward, a sophomore from Eureka, Mo., has been named the Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for the week of October 22-28. This marks the third time this season that he has received the honor.
Woodward, a goalkeeper, posted a 1-0-1 record last week in SLIAC play to help the Gorloks claim the 2012 SLIAC Regular Season Championship outright. He tallied two saves and the shutout in a 2-0 victory over Fontbonne University. The shutout was his sixth of the season. Woodward also had five saves in a 2-2 draw through double overtime against Greenville College.
WOMEN'S SOCCER - OFFENSIVE
Westminster College's Eileen Koppy, a freshman from St. Louis, Mo. (Lindbergh), has been named the Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for the week of October 22-28.
Koppy, a midfielder, recorded two goals and one assist for a total of five points last week. She had one assist in a 4-0 shutout versus Eureka College. Koppy then scored two goals as the Blue Jays defeated Blackburn College 6-0 to end the season.
WOMEN'S SOCCER - DEFENSIVE
Fontbonne University's Kaniz Abbas, a senior from Festus, Mo., has been named the Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for the week of October 22-28.
Abbas, a goalkeeper, posted two shutouts last week en route to helping the Griffins to a share of the 2012 SLIAC Regular Season Championship for the first time in school history. Abbas had seven saves and played 93:00 minutes in goal as Fontbonne handed Webster University their lone conference loss of the season, 1-0. Abbas also helped the Griffins to a 3-0 victory versus MacMurray College.
VOLLEYBALL - OFFENSIVE
Webster University's Jenny Howard, a sophomore from Florissant, Mo. (Duchesne), has been named the Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week for the week of October 22-28. This marks the third time this season that she has earned the honor.
Howard, an outside hitter, recorded 59 kills and a .344 attack percentage in six matches played last week. She also added 61 kills, nine blocks and five service aces for the week. Howard had eight and five kills respectively as the Gorloks swept Fontbonne University and Eureka College 3-0 in conference play. She also had a .366 attack percentage combined in the two matches.
Webster also played at the Illinois Wesleyan Tournament last week, where they went 4-0. She had 38 kills and a .287 attack percentage for the tournament, with a high of 15 kills in a 3-1 victory versus Central College (Iowa).
VOLLEYBALL - DEFENSIVE
Webster University's Sam Kersting, a sophomore from St. Louis, Mo. (Lindbergh), has been named the Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week for the week of October 22-28.
Kersting, a middle hitter, tallied 29 total blocks last week, while also recording 60 kills and a .433 attack percentage. She had two solo blocks and two block assists in a 3-0 victory versus Fontbonne University and added six block assists in a 3-0 sweep over Eureka College. Kersting had four solo blocks and 16 block assists at the Illinois Wesleyan Tournament and was named to the All-Tournament team for her efforts. Her best outing was two solo blocks and six block assists for a total of eight blocks, along with 12 kills, in a 3-1 win against Central College (Iowa).