Through the first month of the season, the Texas Longhorns have emerged as one of the stories of 2017.
The Big 12 side has now rattled off 10 straight wins to start the season, and on Sunday, bagged their biggest win yet, defeating West Virginia by a 1-0 score in Austin.
At the heart of the success has been the team’s back line, which hasn’t conceded a goal in the last three games. As a team, Texas has conceded just four goals this season. Defender Atu Mshana, who played every minute in the wins over Iowa State and the Mountaineers, earns Player of the Week honors as a result.
Mshana played every minute of her freshman campaign, and through the first 10 games of this season, hasn’t stepped off the field.
Check out the full list of honorees below.
Team of the Week (September 18-24)
D Caroline Bado, Auburn – The redshirt senior defender helped Auburn to its fourth shutout of the season, blanking Kentucky 3-0 on Sunday. She also helped slow down Khadija Shaw, one of the SEC’s top scorers, in a 1-1 draw against Tennessee.
D Amelia Clower, Charlotte – Continuing to roll in 2017, the 49ers have now rattled off six straight wins. Clower played both at the back and in midfield in the latest victory, a 3-0 defeat of Florida International, nabbing a couple of assists in the process.
M Dorian Bailey, North Carolina – Now with three straight game-winning goals in a row, Bailey found the back of the net in wins over Clemson and Virginia.
M Mikela Waldman, Brown – Another Ivy League program enjoying a solid start to the 2017 season, Waldman scored the winner and setup another goal in a 2-1 victory Sacred Heart. She also played 82 minutes, helping her side keep a shutout in a 1-0 win to open up league play against Dartmouth.
F Nadia Gomes, BYU – BYU’s leading scorer found the back of the net three times in wins against Kansas and Utah Valley. She scored twice, including a penalty kick, in a 3-2 victory over the Jayhawks, and followed that up with the winner in a 3-0 victory over UVU.
F Kayla Adamek, UCF – The hard-working forward scored twice, including the game winner, in a 4-0 win against East Carolina. She also played 109 minutes in a 0-0 draw with Cincinnati earlier in the week.
Honorable Mention: F Deanne Rose (Florida), D Meaghan Nally (Georgetown), F Alex Thomas (LSU), GK Christiana Ogunsami (Drexel), F Deyna Castellanos (Florida State), D Karli Royer (Cincinnati), F Skylar Fleak (Bowling Green), F Cienna Arrieta (Texas A&M)