ELMHURST, Ill. – Oral Roberts midfielder Rachael Baker was tabbed The Summit League Offensive Player of the Week, while teammate goalkeeper Ryliegh Bohnenstiehl earned the Defensive Player of the Week honor. Baker scored the game-winning goal against UTRGV on Friday. Bohnenstiehl came in during the match after the starting goalie suffered an injury to play the final 62 minutes and record two saves.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
RACHAEL BAKER, ORAL ROBERTS
Fr. // M // Omaha, Neb.
- Earned her first career Player of the Week honor
- Scored the game-winning goal Friday, leading team to 2-1 win over UTRGV
- Has two goals on the season with four points
Also nominated: Bianca Romay, Western Illinois; Brookelyn Dew, North Dakota State
Previous recipients: Aug. 21 – Jessie Dancy, Denver; Aug. 28 – Hannah Adler, Denver; Sept. 5 – Taryn LaBree, South Dakota and Leah Manuleleua, South Dakota State; Sept. 11 – Abby Meader, Omaha; Sept. 18 – Nicole Hatcher, South Dakota State
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
RYLIEGH BOHNENSTIEHL, ORAL ROBERTS
Jr. // GK // Corinth, Texas
- Earned her second career Player of the Week accolade and first of the 2017 season
- Recorded two saves and did not allow a goal in 62 minutes of action
- Ranks fifth with .750 save percentage and 1.78 goals against average in the league
Also nominated: Monica Polgar, North Dakota State; Erin Bunker, Omaha
Previous recipients: Aug. 21 – Brittany Wilson, Denver; Aug. 28 – Brittney Lewis, Denver; Sept. 5 – Coral Suarez, South Dakota; Sept. 11 – Jessica Bollinger, Omaha; Sept. 18 – Monica Polgar, North Dakota State
ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 100,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University with the University of North Dakota becoming an official member on July 1, 2018. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced nine NCAA Champions along with over 90 Academic All-Americans, nearly 100 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.