SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – North Dakota State's Elyse Huber and Denver's Brittany Wilson were both key figures in keeping their respective teams undefeated through two weeks of the women's college soccer season and they were honored with Summit League weekly accolades for their efforts.
Huber, a Nebraska grad transfer, tallied the first three goals of her NDSU career to garner the offensive award while Wilson kept DU unscored upon through its first four contests with back-to-back shutouts to earn the third defensive honor of her career.
NDSU won the TD Bank Classic Championship thanks in large part to Huber, who accounted for the game-winning goals in victories over Vermont and New Hampshire. She scored twice against the Catamounts in the 3-0 victory to open the tournament, then scored the decisive goal in the 86th-minute in a 1-0 victory over the host Wildcats.
Wilson started her week with a shutout of No. 24/11 Texas as the Pioneers defeated a ranked opponent for the first time since 2013. She capped the 2-0 week for Denver by making four saves in a 1-0 victory against Kent State.
The shutout was the 21st of her career and ninth in her last 10 starts dating back to last season. The Pioneers and Bison are 3-0-1 to start the 2019 campaign.
Elyse Huber, North Dakota State
Sr. | F | Sioux City, Iowa
- Scored first three goals of NDSU career en route to earning TD Bank Classic MVP honors
- Tallied both game-winning goals over the weekend, leading NDSU to TD Bank Classic title
- This is the first Summit League weekly honor for Huber
Also nominated: Mimi Eiden, North Dakota; Hannah Adler, Denver; Carolina Gomes, Western Illinois; Hannah Kroger, Purdue Fort Wayne; Jordan Centineo, South Dakota.
Brittany Wilson, Denver
Sr. | GK | Littleton, Colo.
- Four season-opening shutouts bring career total to 21 in that category
- Recorded a shutout in nine of last 10 matches dating back to 2018
- This is the third weekly honor for Polgar's career
Also nominated: Monica Polgar, North Dakota State; Catherine Klein, North Dakota; Ines Palmiero Herrera, Western Illinois; Lorah Pund, Purdue Fort Wayne.