On Friday night, Virginia star Morgan Brian put in a performance for the record books.
In just 33 minutes on the field, Brian scored a goal and setup five others, as the Cavaliers jumped all over High Point in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Her five assists tied the single game tournament mark for most helpers in one game.
Her accomplishments land her TDS Player of the Week honors after the first weekend of NCAA tournament action.
TDS Team of the Week (Nov. 10-16):
Player of the Week: M Morgan Brian, Virginia
GK Katelyn Rowland, UCLA – With yet another shutout under her belt, Rowland became the all-time NCAA leader with her 53rd clean sheet of her career. Along with the three saves she made in a 5-0 win against San Diego, Rowland picked up an assist when Taylor Smith took her long throw on a meandering run and finish.
D Elizabeth Wenger, Georgetown – Facing a rather formidable offense, Wenger managed to keep the Mountaineers at bay as the Hoyas drew 0-0 on the road, clinching advancement on penalty kicks.
D Abby Dahlkemper, UCLA – The senior center back is a tremendous force in the UCLA defense and can pop up to contribute offensively as well, as she showed by scoring the game winning goal in a 5-0 defeat of San Diego, and also providing an assist on Rosie White's goal.
D Kala Faulkner, Auburn – While opponent Florida Gulf Coast did lose its leaning scorer Tabby Tindell in the 19th minute, Faulkner played 90 minutes as the Tigers made an early goal stand up in a 1-0 victory.
M Morgan Brian, Virginia – Brian only needed 33 minutes to put in her stellar shift in the 8-0 win against High Point.
M Samantha Witteman, California – In a battle with San Diego State, the Golden Bears emerged 3-2 winners in overtime. Outshooting the Aztecs 27-13, Witteman scored and setup the game winning tally in the extra stanza.
M Raquel Rodriguez, Penn State – The Costa Rica international punctuated a strong Nittany Lion performance with a goal and an assist, as Penn State pulled away with a pair of early second half goals.
M Gabriella DeLeon, Arkansas – The freshman substitute picked the best time of the year for her first two goals of her college career, as she scored twice, including an overtime game winner as the Razorbacks erased a 2-0 deficit against Oklahoma, winning 3-2 in the extra period.
F Cara Walls, Wisconsin – Walls provided two vital early goals in the snow matchup with DePaul, and it proved to be enough for the stout Badger defense, which won 2-0.
F Chioma Ubogagu, Stanford – Trailing 2-0 at home against Cal State Fullerton, Ubogagu’s free kick tally kicked off a stunning comeback, as the Cardinal scored five unanswered goals, with Ubogagu accounting for three of them.
F Rachel Tejada, Illinois State – After helping the Redbirds to a massive, massive win, Tejada sets her sights on another upset, this time in Westwood against No. 4 seed Pepperdine.
Honorable Mention: F Janine Beckie (Texas Tech), F Murielle Tiernan (Virginia Tech), F Taylor Uhl (Stanford), F Aly Moon (Arizona State), F Emily Mosbacher (Harvard), M Kelley Monogue (Texas A&M), GK Sabrina D'Angelo (South Carolina), GK Genevieve Richard (Wisconsin)