Dominican’s Lauren Gollnick claims PacWest Women’s Soccer Player of the Week award
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Dominican freshman midfielder/forward Lauren Gollnick (Meadow Vista, CA/Del Oro) has been selected the Pacific West Conference Women’s Soccer Player of the Week.
The conference announced the honor on Monday, Oct. 15, for the seventh week of games contested Oct. 8-14.
Gollnick posted a hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Fresno Pacific on Oct. 10. She finished the game with six points on the trio of goals.
Gollnick scored goals in the 16th, 38th and 61st minutes and was credited with the game-winning goal.
The PacWest Fantastic 15
Samantha Bush (Jr., 5-6, F, Gilbert, AZ/Highland) – Grand Canyon – scored two goals and totaled four points in a 2-0-0 week for the Antelopes…scored game’s final two goals in a 6-1 win over HPU on Oct. 9…goals came in the 80th and 88th minutes.
Kelly Christerson (Jr., 5-8, M, Santee, CA/West Hills) - Point Loma - scored two goals and totaled four points in a 4-0 win over Hawai‘i Hilo on Oct. 8…scored consecutive goals in the 37th and 47th minutes.
Kelly Jenks (Jr., 5-9, F, Palo Alto, CA/Palo Alto) – California Baptist – totaled six points on three goals in a 3-0-0 week for the Lancers…scored two goals, including game-winner, in 4-0 win over Chaminade on Oct. 8…put Lancers ahead 2-0 with goal in 19th minute of a 4-0 win over Art U on Oct. 13.
Tara Kracy (Fr., 5-10, D, Whittier, CA/La Habra) - Point Loma – scored game’s fourth goal in a 4-0 win over Hawai‘i Hilo on Oct. 8…scored game’s fifth goal in a 6-1 win over Chaminade on Oct. 13.
Megan McCain (Jr., 5-7, GK, Northglenn, CO/Broomfield) – BYU-Hawaii – posted a 0.67 goals against average with an .895 save percentage despite a 1-2-0 week for the Seasiders…halted 17 of 19 shots on goal over the course of 270 minutes of action…repelled all eight shots on goal in 2-0 shutout win at Dixie State on Oct. 8…stopped 4 of 5 shots on goal in tough 1-0 loss at California Baptist on Oct. 11…deflected 5 of 6 shots on goal in another 1-0 loss – this time at Azusa Pacific on Oct. 13.
Rosie Nakata (Jr., 5-4, GK, Mililani, HI/Mililani) – California Baptist – recorded a 3-0-0 record with one shutout for the Lancers during the week…required to make just two saves…produced 191:12 minutes of scoreless action…as a team, CBU has produced four consecutive shutouts covering 360 minutes…earned 4-0 win vs. Chaminade on Oct. 8…blanked BYU-Hawaii 1-0 on Oct. 11…defeated Art U 4-0 on Oct. 13.
Shannon Righetti (Sr., 5-7, M, San Jose, CA/Pioneer) – Azusa Pacific – totaled five points on two goals and an assist in a 7-0 win over Chaminade on Oct. 11.
Natalie Swift (Fr., 5-5, M, Newport Beach, CA/Newport Harbor) - Point Loma – totaled four points on a goal and two assists during a 6-1 win over Chaminade on Oct. 13…credited with game-winner at 49:58…assisted on team’s fourth and fifth goals in the second half.
Alexis Tershay (Sr., 5-3, F, Sunnyvale, CA/Fremont) – Notre Dame de Namur – totaled four points on a goal and two assists in 5-0 win over Holy Names on Oct. 13…assisted on game-winning goal at 47:45…assisted on insurance goal at 51:16…put NDNU ahead 3-0 with penalty kick goal at 69:33.
Kendra Trifonovitch (So., 5-5, M, Honolulu, HI/Punahou School) – Azusa Pacific – scored two goals and totaled four points in a 3-0-0 week for the Cougars…put APU ahead 3-0 with goal in 25th minute of a 4-0 win vs. Holy Names on Oct. 8….scored game’s fifth goal in 7-0 win over Chaminade on Oct. 11.
KaUa Wall (Sr., 5-2, F, Kealakekua, HI/Konawaena) – Hawai‘i Pacific – scored game-winning goal at 18:11 in 1-0 win at Dixie State on Oct. 11.
Heidi Witschi (Sr., 5-5, F, Visalia, CA/Central Valley Christian) - Azusa Pacific – scored two goals and totaled four points in a 2-0-0 week for the Cougars…tallied game’s fourth goal in 4-0 win over Holy Names on Oct. 8…scored game-winning goal vs. Chaminade on Oct. 11 in 7-0 win.
Bernadette Witz (Jr., 5-1, F/M, Temecula, CA/Temecula Valley) – California Baptist – amassed six points on two goals and two assists in a 3-0-0 week for the Lancers…assisted on game-winner and tallied game’s third goal in 4-0 win over Chaminade on Oct. 8…tallied an unassisted goal that would stand as the game-winner in 1-0 win over BYU-Hawaii on Oct. 11…goal came at 33:53…assisted on game’s second goal in 19th minute of a 4-0 win over Academy of Art on Oct. 13.
Emily Wood (Sr., 5-5, M, Glendora, CA/Glendora) – Azusa Pacific – scored three goals and totaled six points in a 3-0-0 week for the Cougars…tallied game-winner vs. Holy Names on Oct. 8 in 4-0 win…scored twice in the contest…goals came in the first 7:12…also scored in 7-0 blanking of Chaminade on Oct. 11.
Gabriella Zavala de Rojas (So., 5-0, F, San Diego, CA/San Diego High School of International Studies) – Grand Canyon – scored two goals and totaled four points in a 2-0-0 week for the Antelopes…both goals were game-winners…tallied goal at 55:49 to snap a 1-1 tie vs. HPU on Oct. 9…Antelopes eventually exploded for five unanswered goals in the second half for a 6-1 win…tallied game-winning goal at 6:51 in a 2-0 victory over Dominican on Oct. 13.