INDIANAPOLIS (8/21/2017) -- Following her three-goal performance over the weekend, University of Detroit Mercy women's soccer freshman forward Rachel Russo was named the Horizon League Player of the Week on Monday.
She helped the Titans record a road win at Fort Wayne by tallying a hat trick in the second half of Detroit Mercy's 3-0 victory. The three goals came on just three shots, including two goals in the opening two minutes of the second half.
Russo is the first Titan freshman to win the conference's Offensive Player of the Week award since the HL went to an offensive and defensive weekly award format in 2012.
In terms of offense, she is the first Titan true freshman offensive player to win a player of the week since Gwen Kilfoy in 1998 and just the third joining Kilfoy and Cindy Fix (1993).
The Titans will return to action on Wednesday, Aug. 23, when the red, white and blue host Lawrence Tech. Game time is set for 3 p.m.