Citadel senior forward Nicole Levermann has been named the Southern Conference women's soccer player of the week after leading the Bulldogs to a pair of important road wins at Samford and Chattanooga.
Levermann is the second Citadel player to receive the award this season with Mariana Garcia chosen following the second week of the year. It is also the second time in her career and first since 2010 that Levermann has been honored by the league office.
Levermann scored three goals in the two games last week, including two in a victory over a Samford team which entered the contest in first place in the SoCon standings. She staked The Citadel to leads of 1-0 and 2-1 in a game the Bulldogs eventually won 3-2.
In the 3-1 victory over Chattanooga, the New Braunfels, Texas, product gave The Citadel a 2-0 lead with a goal in the 31st minute. The three-goal week gives Levermann five on the season, one shy of the team lead and also one away from tying her season high of six set as a freshman in 2010 when she was named second team All-SoCon.
Including a goal against Georgia Southern on Oct. 13, Levermann has four in the past three games to help shoulder some of the scoring load after the Bulldogs lost Garcia to a knee injury earlier this season.
Levermann has scored 17 goals in her career to move into fifth place in school history. She is also fourth in The Citadel record book with 129 shots, fifth with 60 shots on goal, sixth with 38 points and tied for second with four game-winning goals.
The Bulldogs head into the homestretch of the regular season in contention for their first berth in the SoCon playoffs since 2010. The Citadel is 3-5 in league play (5-8-2 overall) and with nine points is tied for eighth with Davidson. The top eight teams qualify for the tournament which begins on Nov. 3.
The Citadel concludes conference play at home this weekend with games against Appalachian State on Friday at 3 p.m. and Western Carolina on Sunday at 2 p.m.