Big wins require top performances across the board, not to mention a program's best player. On Friday, that’s what Florida got from senior star Gabby Seiler.
The swiss army knife seemed to be everywhere against Stanford, scoring the tying goal as Florida defeated the Pac-12 power 3-2 at home.
Seiler also grabbed a goal from the penalty spot on Sunday, as the Gators battled past Syracuse by a 2-1 score line.
Player of the Week: Gabby Seiler, Florida
Check out who joins Seiler on the latest Women’s Team of the Week.
Team of the Week (August 21-27)
GK Maddie Dobyns, Kansas – Two road games, two shutouts for Dobyns and the Jayhawk back line. The goalkeeper amassed nine saves across the two victories over Tulsa and Oregon State.
D Gabby Seiler, Florida – One of the nation’s top players was on point as the Gators held serve at home, including the significant win against Stanford.
D Vanessa Gilles, Cincinnati – The center back had an impact on both ends of the field over the weekend. She scored a brace to help her team come from behind to draw 2-2 against Pitt on Thursday, and contributed to her team’s shutout in a 1-0 victory against Miami (FL).
D Chidera Akubuilo, UNLV – The reigning Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year provided a stout presence on the UNLV back line, thwarting several attacks by Utah Valley and Southern Utah as the Rebels picked up a pair of wins against the regional rivals.
M Alexa Ben, DePaul – A fast start to the season continued for Ben over the weekend, as she scored three times in two games. Now with four goals on the season, she helped the Blue Demons bounce back from a pair of opening weekend losses to win two games.
M Marissa Sheva, Penn State – Facing a tricky matchup on the road against Arkansas, Sheva’s killer instinct in front of goal helped the Nittany Lions pick up a 4-2 win against the Razorbacks. She found the back of the net twice, including the game winner.
M Hannah Adler, Denver – In a win and a draw against Albany and UC Riverside, Adler was an offensive tour-de-force, scoring three goals. She also chipped in an assist on Denver’s first goal in the win over Albany.
F Marjorie Boilesen, Florida Gulf Coast – The Brazilian transfer from West Florida enjoyed a breakout weekend, scoring twice and chipping in two assists in wins against Valparaiso and Eastern Michigan.
F Hailie Mace, UCLA – Through four games (all wins) the UCLA attack has been near unstoppable, scoring 17 goals. Mace scored a first-half hat trick against Santa Clara on Thursday on the way to a 4-2 victory.