Another week, another impressive result for the Georgetown Hoyas.
The Sunday after beating Virginia at home, Georgetown went on the road and defeated then-No. 1 West Virginia in overtime by a 1-0 score.
A large portion that the match remained scoreless for such a long time boiled down to the play of Arielle Schechtman. Not only did she make eight saves against West Virginia, Schechtman limited their chances on set pieces, coming off her line to claim a number of corner kicks throughout the came.
Schechtman’s performance, coupled with another shutout on Thursday against George Washington, secures the latest TopDrawerSoccer.com player of the Week award.
See who joined her on the Team of the Week below. Future submissions can be sent to email@example.com.
Team of the Week (Sept. 12-18)
D Kristina Schuster, NC State – The former Bayern Munich youth player continues to impress in Raleigh, and enjoyed a solid performance in the Wolfpack’s memorable 1-0 win against North Carolina. The right back was solid in her one-on-one defending, provided a reliable outlet on the ball in the face of UNC’s high pressure, and switched flanks with the same level of success in the second half.
D Kristen McNabb, Virginia – In Friday night’s Commonwealth Clash, McNabb rose to the occasion to provide a winning start for the Cavaliers. The center back scored both goals in a 2-0 win against Virginia Tech, and limited Tech to just one shot on goal in a bounce back game for UVA.
D Marina Paul, Georgetown – Along with Schechtman’s impressive effort in goal, Paul play very well in the heart of Georgetown’s defense, seeing the pitch for every minute in the wins against George Washington and West Virginia.
M Jessi Hartzler, Arkansas – The Razorback played in the midfield this week, scoring three goals in two wins, including both tallies in Arkansas’ 2-1 home win against Florida. Hartzler also accounted for the game-winning goal against Lipscomb, as she made back-to-back Teams of the Week.
M Nandi Mehta, Northwestern – Remaining perfect on the season, Mehta contributed in Northwestern’s two latest wins, a 1-0 victory against Indiana and a 2-0 win over Purdue. Mehta scored a goal and had an assist in the win over Purdue, as the Wildcats extended their record to 9-0-0.
M Abby Kastroll, Michigan – It was a successful opening weekend for the Wolverines, which hit the road for matchups with Nebraska and Iowa. Kastroll helped keep a clean sheet for 179 minutes, scoring game-winning goals in both matches for the sophomore.
F Nadia Gomes, BYU – BYU’s impressive start to the season continued last week. Gomes was a pest against Ohio State last Monday, scoring once and added an assist in a 3-0 win. She also found the back of the net in a 3-1 win defeat of Utah State.
F Kayla McCoy, Duke – The sophomore striker rose to the occasion in a tough home matchup against Boston College. McCoy scored twice, including the winning goal, as Duke edged the Eagles by a 3-2 score.
F Darian Jenkins, UCLA – Two games, two game-winning goals for the senior striker, as Jenkins secured decisive tallies in victories against Long Beach State and Pepperdine over the weekend.
F Jorian Baucom, LSU – Momentum continues to build in Baton Rouge, and LSU secured two wins over the week thanks in large part to Baucom’s goal-scoring output. The junior forward scored fives times in wins against Mississippi and Lamar.
Honorable Mention: GK Sydney Wootten (NC State), F Tabby Tindell (Florida Gulf Coast(w)), F Simone Kolander (Minnesota), F Lauren Sullivan (Creighton), F Sarah Collins (Stetson), M Sophie Cortes (UNLV)