The opportunities are dwindling as each day passes for players hoping to push their teams into postseason contention.
Saint Joseph’s midfielder Emily Gingrich managed just that over the past week, taking the Hawks within three points of clinching the Atlantic 10 regular season title.
Gingrich opened the scoring in last Thursday’s 2-1 win against Saint Louis, which was neck-and-neck with Saint Joseph’s heading into the final week and a half of the season. She also found the back of the net twice and added an assist in Sunday’s 4-0 victory against Davidson.
Her offensive plaudits earn her TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Player of the Week honors.
Find out who joins her on the latest Team of the Week below. Future submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Team of the Week (Oct. 17-23)
GK Maryse Bard-Martel, Memphis – Thanks to a pair of road wins against SMU and Houston, Memphis extended its winning streak to five overall. Bard-Martel was sharp in goal, making six saves across the two victories, including a shutout against Houston.
D Easther Mayi Kith, West Virginia – The sophomore center back continued to thrive and extend West Virginia’s shutout streak to 11 games, as the Mountaineers added two more Big 12 wins.
D Kelli Hubly, DePaul – An immense pair of performances from the senior center back helped to anchor the Blue Demons to victories against Providence and Georgetown. Hubly was in particular impressive in the win against the Hoyas, as the DePaul back line shut down a potent Georgetown offense.
D Maddie Bauer, Stanford – The senior anchored two more shutouts in Pac-12 play, as the Cardinal picked up a pair of 2-0 home wins against Colorado and Utah. Bauer played the full 90 in both wins as her quietly excellent senior season rolled along.
D Kirsten Crowley, Florida State – Logged every minute of Florida State’s games over the past week, as the Seminoles managed to secure 1-0 wins against Duke and Louisville.
M Emily Gingrich, Saint Joseph's – Not only did Gingrich’s three goals and one assist help secure two vital wins for the Hawks, but she also wrote herself into the SJU record books. Her seven-point haul pushed her past the century mark for career points, the first player to accomplish that in program history.
M Gabbi Miranda, UCLA – Playing the final two home games of her UCLA career, Miranda contributed to a pair of wins. She notched an assist in Thursday’s 3-2 overtime win against Washington, and followed that up by scoring the winner in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat of Washington State.
M Susie Bernal, UNLV – The creative conduit for the Rebels continued to leave an impact as UNLV remained in contention for a Mountain West title. Bernal assisted on both goals over the past week, as UNLV tied Boise State and beat Utah State in overtime.
F Jamie Cheslik, Michigan State – It was a big win for Michigan State, which picked up a 3-1 home upset against Penn State on Saturday. Cheslik played the full 90 minutes, scoring two goals, including the game winner.
F Tori Pantaleo, Lehigh – Part of the effort to send Bucknell to its first defeat of 2016, Pantaleo opened the scoring in victories against Lafayette and the Bison. She also added an assist in the win against Bucknell.
F Serenity Waters, UNC Wilmington – The junior forward accounted for three of her team’s four goals last week as the Seahawks clinched a spot in the CAA tournament. Waters tallied in victories over William & Mary and Elon.