South Dakota’s Willer, ORU’s Austin Notch #SummitWSOC Weekly Awards

South Dakota’s Willer, ORU’s Austin Notch #SummitWSOC Weekly Awards

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A pair of first-time recipients that kept their teams in the hunt for the #SummitWSOC Championships earned the latest Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week honors. South Dakota forward Kellee Willer earned the offensive award while Oral Roberts goalkeeper Allison Austin garnered the defensive accolade.

Willer helped the Coyotes to a 1-0-1 record last week, as she recorded her first-multi goal match of the season in a 4-2 win against Omaha. Her second goal of the match proved to be the game-winner, as the multi-goal effort was the third of her career. The Fort Collins, Colo., native added her weekly total by attempting two shots with one shot on goal in a 1-1 double-overtime draw against South Dakota State.

Austin recorded her second-career shutout while racking up seven saves in a 1-0 double-overtime win at Western Illinois. The true freshman tallied four key saves in the final 10-minutes of regulation to force overtime.

OFFENSIVE
Kellee Willer, South Dakota
Sr. | F | Fort Collins, Colo.

  • Recorded first multi-goal match of the season vs. Omaha, including the game-winning goal
  • Put three of her four shots on goal for the week
  • This is Willer's first Player of the Week accolade

Also nominated: Sydney Sharp, Denver; Brianna McGowan, Oral Roberts; Leah Manuleleua, South Dakota State

OFFENSIVE
Allison Austin, Oral Roberts
Fr. | GK | Norman, Okla.

  • Recorded second-career shutout in a 1-0 double-overtime win against Western Illinois
  • Tallied seven saves, including four key stops in the final 10 minutes of regulation to force overtime
  • Earned first career Player of the Week honor

Also nominated: Brittney Lewis, Denver; Abby Ostrem, South Dakota; Lorah Pund, Purdue Fort Wayne; Maggie Smither, South Dakota State 

Previous Players of the Week
August 26
Offense: Mariah Haberle, North Dakota State
Defense: Monica Polgar, North Dakota State
September 3
Offense: Elyse Huber, North Dakota State
Defense: Brittany Wilson, Denver
September 9
Offense: Mara Yapello, North Dakota
Defense: Catherine Klein, North Dakota
September 16
Offense: Leah Manuleleua, South Dakota State
Defense: Magie Smither, South Dakota State
September 23
Offense: Elyse Huber, North Dakota State; Alexis Mithcell, South Dakota
Defense: Rachel Preston, South Dakota State
September 30
Offense: Samatha Feller, Denver
Defense: Margaret Lavagne, Omaha
October 7
Offense: Zoe Clarke Western Illinois
Defense: Ines Palmiero, Western Illinois
October 14
Offense: Natalie Beckman, Denver
Defense: Catherine Kelin, North Dakota; Maggie Smither, South Dakota State
October 21
Offense:
 Leah Manuleleua, South Dakota State
Defense:
Maggie Smither, South Dakota State

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