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TDS Women’s Team of the Week: Sept. 15-21

Article Written by TopDrawerSoccer
Published: September 23, 2014

Jannelle Flaws looks like a forward making up for lost time. 

The Illinois striker missed the 2010 and 2012 seasons due to injury before scoring 23 times as a junior in 2013. Her rampant goal scoring is showing no signs of slowing this season, as the senior unleashed a five-goal barrage on Big Ten opponents Indiana and Purdue to earn TDS Player of the Week honors.

Previous Teams of the Week: Aug. 26 | Sept. 2 | Sept. 9 | Sept. 16

TDS Player of the Week: Jannelle Flaws, Illinois 

TDS Team of the Week

GK Lindsey Luke, Utah – In their final weekend before Pac-12 play begins, Luke organized the Utes defense, securing a pair of shutouts in two games while making ten saves.

jannelle flaws illinois soccerJannelle Flaws

D Stephanie Amack, Stanford – The shutout streak lives on for the Cardinal, which hasn’t conceded a goal in nine games in 2014. Amack played all but 13 minutes over the past two wins, and chipped in a goal and an assist in a 3-0 win against Santa Clara.

D Erica Skroski, Rutgers – The Scarlet Knights are in uncharted territory at the start of their Big Ten schedule, but thanks to Skroski and the rest of the back line notched two wins over the weekend, blanking Michigan State and Michigan 1-0. 

D Sophie Howard, UCF – The center back played the full 90 in both of UCF’s wins over the past week against Mississippi and Long Beach State, helping the Knights pick up a pair of quality non-conference wins. 

M Sam Mewis, UCLA – Continuing to emerge as a goal-scoring threat and enjoy a breakout season (if that’s possible for a UCLA star), Mewis scored twice and assisted in two games over the weekend, including the lone goal in a 1-0 win against Texas on Friday night.

M Shea Groom, Texas A&M – Groom led the way in Texas A&M’s successful opening weekend in SEC play, scoring a hat trick and accounting for all three goals in a 3-0 win against Tennessee.

M Kelsey Dinges, Miami (OH) – The senior midfielder was in rampant goal-scoring form over the weekend, scoring three times for the Redhawks, including both game-winners over Marshall and Illinois State.

M Joanna Boyles, North Carolina – The sophomore midfielder continues to steadily improve in Chapel Hill. She scored the equalizing goal on a sumptuous free kick that sent UNC’s game against the Irish to overtime, before notching an assist on the Kat Nigro’s game-winning strike in overtime. 

F Jannelle Flaws, Illinois – Her five goals over the weekend not only led the Illini to a pair of wins, they boosted her goal total to 11 on the season through 10 games, the same rampant pace she was on last season. Two of her goals came on deadly accurate free kicks.

F Makenzy Doniak, Virginia – The Cavalier speedster scored twice and setup two more goals as the ACC side won a pair of games last week, including a 3-1 win against Miami (FL) on Saturday.

F Elise Krieghoff, Cal Poly – While the Cal Poly offense couldn’t crack the tough Stanford back line, her five goal burst in a 6-1 win over Fresno State lands Krieghoff on the Team of the Week.

Honorable Mention: F Berglind Thorvaldsdottir (Florida State), F Marion Crowder (Georgia), F Frannie Crouse (Penn State), M Sarah Killion (UCLA), M Morgan Andrews (Notre Dame), F Samantha Cordum (William & Mary), F Janine Beckie (Texas Tech), F Abby Reed (DePaul), M Jessy Brown (UMBC), M Tyler Allen (Arkansas)

Photo credit: University of Illinois Athletics

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