SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A full slate of Summit League action took place this past weekend with numerous student-athletes excelling on the field and two of them won their first career weekly honors for their efforts. Denver freshman forward Samantha Feller was named The Summit League Offensive Player of the Week, while North Dakota State senior defender Hanna Norman earned the league's weekly defensive honor.
Feller had an outstanding weekend on the offensive end for Denver scoring three goals, including two game-winners, in the Pioneers victories over South Dakota and Omaha. Norman and the Bison defense helped lead North Dakota State to victories over Western Illinois and Purdue Fort Wayne, while also scoring two goals of her own.
Offensive Player of the Week
Samantha Feller, Denver
Fr. | Forward | Grand Junction, Colo.
• Scored three goals in two matches
• Put four shots on goal for a shooting percentage of .667
• Two of her goals were match winners
• She leads Denver in goals scored with five
Also nominated: Marisa Schulz, SDSU; Brittany Mueller, UND; McKenzie Edwards, ORU; Mariah Haberle, UND
Defensive Player of the Week
Hanna Norman, North Dakota State
Sr. | Defender | Hastings, Minn.
• Scored two goals in the Bison's two wins this weekend
• Netted the game-winner in overtime against Western Illinois
• Led the NDSU defense that allowed just one goal in 194 minutes of action this weekend
Also nominated: Brittany Wilson, Denver; Maggie Smither, SDSU; Olivia Swenson, UND; Ryliegh Bohnenstiehl, Oral Roberts
2018 The Summit League Players of the Week
O: Katie Moller, North Dakota
D: Ryliegh Bohnenstiehl, Oral Roberts
O: Leah Manuleleua, South Dakota State
D: Parker Rytz, South Dakota
O: Meg Halvorson, Denver
D: Olivia Swenson, North Dakota
O: Brookelyn Dew, North Dakota State
D: Allyson Hayner, Purdue Fort Wayne
D: Brittany Wilson, Denver
O: Katie Moller, North Dakota
D: Maggie Smither, South Dakota State
O: Taryn Labree, South Dakota
D: Haley Lydon, Purdue Fort Wayne
O: Samantha Feller, Denver
D: Hanna Norman, North Dakota State
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Through 36 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 115,000 at nine institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Purdue Fort Wayne (Purdue University Fort Wayne), the University of North Dakota, 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. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced 12 NCAA Champions along with over 100 Academic All-Americans, nearly 125 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.