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Henderson and Leroux share final TDS Weekly Award

Published: November 16, 2009
Melissa Henderson and Sydney Leroux share the Women’s Player of the Week award while Tulsa’s Austin Neil won the men’s version of the award.

Leroux (UCLA) and Henderson (Notre Dame) each bagged 6 goals for their teams as both the Bruins and the Fighting Irish enjoyed lopsided wins in the opening two rounds of the NCAA Women’s Tournament. The TDS Player of the Week award has never been shared before, but in the spirit of last week’s dual award for National Player of the Season for Stanford duo Christen Press and Kelley O’Hara, it seemed the logical move given the prolific scoring feats this weekend for both Henderson and Leroux.

On the men’s side, Neil scored 3 times in 2 matches as the Golden Hurricane won the Conference USA Tournament. Neil has scored 11 goals on the season.

college soccer player from tulsa neil austinTulsa's Austin Neil (Photo courtesy of Tulsa Athletics)
Click here for the final regular season Men’s Tournament 48, a running attempt to project the postseason NCAA Tournament field.

With the women’s tournament underway, the Tournament 64 becomes a reflection of the results in the NCAA Women’s Tournament, updated round by round.

The Women’s Team of the Week is listed below, but don't forget to read about the TDS Women’s College Team of the Season and All-Rookie Teams too. Men’s Team of the Week, November 16, 2009

Diego Restrepo, Virginia - Goalkeeper made key penalty saves in the semifinal win vs. Wake Forest, and recorded shutouts vs. Maryland and NC State as the Cavaliers won the ACC Tournament.

Carlos Aguilar, UC Irvine - Scored 3 goals and added 2 assists as the Anteaters won the Big West Tournament.

Sam Scales, Ohio State - Had a goal and an assist in the semifinal and added an assist on the winner in the final as the Buckeyes captured the Big Ten Tournament crown.

Miguel Casajuana, Winthrop - MVP of the Big South Conference Tournament.

Griffin Gilstrap, Stetson - Scored twice in the Atlantic Sun Tournament final.

Michael Roach, St. Louis(m) - Scored in both the semifinal and final as the Billikens won the Atlantic 10 tournament.

Austin Neil, Tulsa - Scored 3 goals in 2 matches as the Golden Hurricane won the Conference USA tournament.

Tennant McVea, Loyola (MD) - MVP of the Metro Atlantic Conference Tournament.

Darlington Nagbe, Akron - Scored the winner in both the semifinal and final of the MAC Tournament.

Danny Mwanga, Oregon State - Scored twice in the Beavers’ 3-2 win over Washington.

Wilson Hood, Wofford - Scored three times in a pair of Southern Conference Tournament victories as the Terriers claimed the title.

Player of the Week: Austin Neil, Tulsa Women’s Team of the Week, November 16, 2009

Michele Dalton, Wisconsin - Goalkeeper recorded a shutout win Sunday and a pair of diving saves in a PK shootout victory Friday as the Badgers advanced to the 3rd round.

women's college soccer player melissa hendersonNotre Dame's Melissa Henderson (Photo courtesy of Notre Dame Athletics)
Kelley O’Hara, Stanford - O’Hara recorded 4 assists as the Cardinal advanced to the 3rd round with a pair of 2-0 wins.

Sinead Farrelly, Virginia - Scored a goal and added 2 assists in the Cavaliers 6-2 win over Penn State.

Rachel Givan, North Carolina - Went 180 minutes in the back line as the Tar Heels recorded a pair of shutout victories.

Casey Luckhurst, Wake Forest - Scored 3 goals in a pair of wins for the Demon Deacons.

Marika Gray, Virginia Tech - Scored 3 goals in a pair of wins for the Hokies.

Sydney Leroux, UCLA - Scored 4 times in the opening round win over Boise State and twice against San Diego State.

Melissa Henderson, Notre Dame - Scored 6 goals in 2 matches as the Fighting Irish advanced to the 3rd round.

Jessica Price, Florida State - Scored 3 times in 2 matches as the Seminoles advanced to the round of 16.

Amy Caldwell, Boston College - Scored a game-winning goal vs. Harvard and assisted the gamewinner against Connecticut as the Eagles advanced to the 3rd round.

Kayla Grimsley, South Carolina - Scored a pair of goals in the Gamecocks’ opening-round win over Davidson.

Co-Players of the Week: Sydney Leroux, UCLA & Melissa Henderson, Notre Dame
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