GLIAC -- The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) has announced its weekly awards following the eighth week of the 2019 women's soccer season. Ashland senior forward Deijah Swihart earned GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week accolades, while Grand Valley State junior defender Sydney O’Donnel claimed GLIAC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Deijah Swihart - Ashland
Swihart scored three goals and had an assist as the Eagles went 2-0 on a trip to the Upper Peninsula to extend their winning streak to nine. She scored twice, including the opening goal in Ashland's 4-1 win over Michigan Tech on Friday. Swihart then assisted on AU's first goal against Northern Michigan on Sunday before adding her third goal of the week early in the second half. She now has eight goals on the season and 32 in her career.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Sydney O’Donnel - Grand Valley State
OFFENSE: Juliana Paoletti (NU), Riko Sagara (GVSU), Jesse Jacobusse (MTU), Marissa Woods (DU), Shonali Pierce (PNW), Sakura Bals (SVSU), Pia Nagel (FSU)
DEFENSE: Andrea Everett (NU), Bri Rogers (FSU), Cassandra Bosworth (DU), Molly Vanderhoff (SVSU), Hannah Lee (AU)