GLIAC -- The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) has announced its weekly awards after the third week of the 2019 women's soccer season. Parkside junior forward Delaney Benich earned GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week accolades, while Grand Valley State junior goalkeeper Jessica Radice claimed GLIAC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Delaney Benich - Parkside
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jessica Radice - Grand Valley State
Junior goalkeeper Jessica Radice posted her third shutout of the season on Saturday, holding one of the top-scoring offenses in Division II off the scoresheet. She was instrumental in communication with the backline for both possession and defending crosses and set pieces, helping orchestrate a defensive effort that allowed just three shots on goal; all of which were saved by Radice. She made a critical stop in a one-on-one matchup in the 87’ to prevent No. 13 Columbus State from scoring the equalizer and allowing No. 4 GVSU to hold on for a 1-0 road win.
OFFENSE: Kennedy Bearden (GVSU), Kassidy Embrey (NU), Pia Nagel (FSU), Deijah Swihart (AU), Delaney Benich (UWP)
DEFENSE: Andrea Everett (NU), Grace Kraft (FSU), Zo Schultz (SVSU), Adrianna Bratel (UWP)