LAKEPOINT, Ga. – Following a two-goal weekend, FGCU's Holly Fritz was named the ASUN Conference's Player of the Weeks, the conference office announced Tuesday.
The Cape Coral-native becomes FGCU's third representative in as many weeks to take home a weekly conference honor. Marjorie Boilesen (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Porto Seguro/West Florida) and Lindsey Patton (Jacksonville, Fla./Oakleaf HS) have also earned Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week honors, respectively.
Fritz (Cape Coral, Fla./Mariner HS/Florida State) earns the award for the first time, scoring her first two collegiate goals over the weekend. A transfer from Florida State, Fritz has been a staple for the Eagles early in the season recording a pair of assists while playing nearly every minute. Her latest performance, bagging two goals while assisting on another, helped FGCU move to 5-1 on the year.
Playing at home for the first time this season, FGCU faced a pair of conference title winners and NCAA Tournament-tested teams. First on the docket was MAC Champion and MAC East preseason favorite, Kent State. Lightning delayed the Friday night home debut for the Green and Blue but the Eagles struck first in the first half before Fritz set up FGCU's second goal.
The Eagles were awarded a free kick in the 83rd minute just inside the Kent State half of the field. Fritz's service into the box found the head of Lauren Greene (Lakeland, Fla./George Jenkins HS), who redirected it past the goalkeeper to seal the 2-0 victory.
Fritz's play in the weekend finale opposite Liberty sparked the Eagles to their fourth-straight win. Leading 1-0, Fritz made a diagonal run into the box beating the goalkeeper to the ball and heading home her first career goal.
The two-time Big South Champions mounted a comeback, tying the match in the 77th minute only for Fritz to volley home the winner in the 80th minute.
This season, Fritz has scored twice while assisting on three more goals for seven points, good for second on the team. Overall, Fritz is tied for the conference lead in assists and is tied for third in points. In addition, she sits within the top 100 nationally in assists per game (83rd, 0.5 assists per game), total assists (42nd, 3), and game-winning goals (100th, 1).
Fritz and the Eagles are scheduled to head out West to face PAC-12 foes Arizona and Arizona State in Tucson.