ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota State's Diana Potterveld and Oakland's Shannon Coley were named The Summit League's Women's Soccer Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week for their performances Oct. 22-28.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Diana Potterveld, South Dakota State
Fr. // F // Fort Collins, Colo.
Potterveld collects her first career Offensive Player of the Week award after recording a hat trick in the 6-1 win at Omaha on Friday. The freshman scored her first goal in the fourth minute and recorded the eventual match-winner in the 18th minute off a through ball from teammate Christa Nyblom. She added her third tally in the 51st minute of the match to become the first Jackrabbit player to register a hat trick since 2004. Potterveld ended the week with six points on three goals with four shots. She is the first SDSU player to have three-straight match-winning scores.
Also nominated: Danielle Bishop, Fort Wayne; Grace Perkowitz, IUPUI; Taylor Bare, Kansas City; Jenna Miller, North Dakota State; Brianne Horne, Oakland; Chrissy Campbell, Western Illinois.
Previous honorees: 8/20 – Kyla Kellermann, OU; 8/27 – Miranda Graham, WIU; 9/4 – Taylor Bare, UMKC/Meghan Reynolds, OU; 9/10 – Sydney Hoareau, IPFW; 9/17 – Abigail Haelewyn, OU; 9/24 – Hannah Chadick, UMKC; 10/1 – Jordyn Wallenborn, NDSU; 10/8 – Hannah Wampler, UNO; 10/15 – Kyla Kellermann, OU/Sarah Todd, UMKC; 10/22 – Anisha Kinnarath, NDSU.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Shannon Coley, Oakland
Sr. // GK // Auburn Hills, Mich.
Coley earns her third Defensive Player of the Week honor this season and fourth of her career after posting back-to-back 1-0 shutouts and helping Oakland clinch the regular season title and No. 1 seed in the upcoming Summit League Tournament. The senior made three saves in the win over IUPUI on Friday, and had 10 stops vs. Western Illinois to clinch the regular season title. She now has 13 shutouts in her career, ranking eighth in league history. For the week, Coley made 13 saves and had a perfect 1.000 save percentage and 0.00 GAA.
Also nominated: Sam Pavlika, Fort Wayne; Giselle Guzman, IUPUI; Nina Tzianos, Kansas City; Sierra Bonham, North Dakota State; Dani Patterson, South Dakota State; Laura Atkinson, Western Illinois.
Previous honorees: 8/20 – Jami Finnell, UMKC; 8/27 – Jami Finnell, UMKC; 9/4 – Laura Atkinson, WIU/Giselle Guzman, IUPUI; 9/10 – Shannon Coley, OU; 9/17 – Sam Pavlika, IPFW/Shannon Coley, OU; 9/24 – Sam Pavlika, IPFW; 10/1 – Laura Atkinson, WIU; 10/8 – Laura Atkinson, WIU; 10/15 – Nina Tzianos, UMKC; 10/22 – Dani Patterson, SDSU.
ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
Entering its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 144,000 at nine universities, four of which are located in top 58 U.S. metro populations (Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City and Omaha). Member institutions include: Fort Wayne (Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), Kansas City (University of Missouri-Kansas City), Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), North Dakota State University, Oakland University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced 54 All-Americans, 37 Academic All-America selections and seven NCAA Championships. For more information about the league and its history, visit www.thesummitleague.org to "See The Summit" or follow on Twitter @thesummitleague.