SLIAC Players of the Week - October 24

SLIAC Players of the Week - October 24

This week's SLIAC Players of the Week include: Jessica Diehl, from Spalding University; Osman Hussein, from Spalding University; Savannah Sells, from Greenville College; Dee Dee Sliter, from Spalding University; and Alnee Tutson, from Spalding University.


SLIAC MEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK (OFFENSIVE)
OSMAN HUSSEIN - SPALDING UNIVERSITY

Osman Hussein is the SLIAC Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week. Hussein, a freshman from Louisville, Ky., kept the score keepers busy last week; recording four goals and three assists while helping Spalding pick up two conference wins. Against Greenville Hussein sparked the Golden Eagles in a come from behind win by scoring the first of his team's seven consecutive goals. He finished the game with two goals and an assist in the 7-3 win. Hussein then added two goals and two assists in a 5-1 win over MacMurray.


SLIAC WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK (OFFENSIVE)
DEE DEE SLITER - SPALDING UNIVERSITY

Dee Dee Sliter is a back to back winner of the SLIAC Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week award. Sliter, a senior from Louisville, Ky., takes home the award this week after notching three goals in two games last week. Sliter started the week with two goals in a 4-0 win over Greenville including netting her 60th career goal on her second tally of the game. Sliter also scored the game winning goal in her team's 3-0 win over MacMurray, extending Spalding's winning streak to six. Sliter now leads the conference in scoring and ranks in the top 15 in NCAA Division III this year in goals and points per game. This is her third time this season winning the weekly award.

SLIAC WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK (DEFENSIVE)
ALNEE TUTSON - SPALDING UNIVERSITY

Alnee Tutson, a sophomore from Spalding University, is the SLIAC Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week. Tutson, from Louisville, Ky., helped Spalding extend their winning streak to six games while recording a pair of shutout wins over conference opponents last week. Tutson, who made the move to defense after the Golden Eagles lost their top defender to a season-ending injury, helped the Golden Eagle defense limit their opponents to just four shots on goal in the two games last week. She also chipped in with a goal off a penalty kick in her team's 3-0 win over MacMurray.


SLIAC VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK (OFFENSIVE)
JESSICA DIEHL - SPALDING UNIVERSITY

Jessica Diehl is this week's SLIAC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Golden Eagles to four wins on the week. Diehl, a senior middle blocker from Louisville, Ky., hit .443 on the week while reaching double figures in kills in all four matches. She had a high of 18 kills, adding six total blocks, in a 3-1 win over Webster. On the week Diehl finished with 54 kills, averaging 3.6 per set. She totaled 66 points in the four matches, averaging 4.4 per set. Diehl hit above .300 in all four matches including two matches with a .500 attack percentage. This is her second SLIAC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week award this season.

SLIAC VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK (DEFENSIVE)
SAVANNAH SELLS - GREENVILLE COLLEGE

Savannah Sells picks up her second consecutive SLIAC Defensive Player of the Week award. Sells, a senior from Highland, Ill., made an impact defensively for the Panthers despite having two of three matches go just three sets. Sells totaled 11 blocks in the three matches including a high of eight blocks in a sweep of Fontbonne. She averaged 1.10 blocks per set on the week while adding 23 kills. She also chipped in with four digs and averaged 2.9 points per set on the week.

Other Notables:

  • Daniel Barone, Westminster College (Men's Soccer) Barone scored a goal in each of his team's games last week, helping the Blue Jays go 2-0 on the week.
  • Mia Gill, Principia College (Volleyball) Gill finished with 23 digs in a win over Westminster, marking her third highest dig performance this season.
  • Elizabeth Kelley, Westminster College (Volleyball) Kelley hit .565 through three matches last week, totaling 28 kills.
  • Ashley Kistaitis, Westminster College (Volleyball) Kistaitis set a new school record with 10 service aces against Principia, finishing the week with 14.
  • Emily Knowles, Webster University (Volleyball) Knowles recorded at least three total blocks in all three of her matches on the week, averaging 0.92 blocks per set.
  • Nikki Matters, Principia College (Volleyball) Matters hit .474 on the week with 19 kills including an 11 kill, 10 dig outing in a win over Westminster.
  • Allyson Mitchell, Greenville College (Volleyball) Mitchell notched a pair of double-doubles last week inlcuding a 18 kills and 12 digs match against Illinois-Springfield.
  • Briana Pagan, Webster University (Women's Soccer) Pagan recorded the game winning goal in her team's 2-1 win over Fontbonne, securing Webster as the lone remaining undefeated team in conference play this season.
  • Paige Townsend, Westminster College (Women's Soccer) Townsend netted a pair of goals including the game winner in her team's 4-1 win over Blackburn.
  • Olivia Wall, MacMurray College (Volleyball) Wall recorded a double-double in a win over Eureka; finishing with 17 kills and 14 digs.
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