Sept. 21, 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - New Mexico Sophomore Jennifer Williams has picked up her third Mountain West Conference Player of the Week award and her third in four weeks as announced by the conference office today. Williams scored the game-winner that guided the Lobos to their first win in program history over Texas in Austin. Williams netted her seventh goal and fifth gamewinner of the season.
"It's such an amazing feeling," said Williams. "It's great to be one of the first people to do something here at UNM. It wasn't me alone. I scored the goals but it was the whole team that had to stand behind the ball and prevent Texas from scoring. It was a very intense match. We were able to overcome all adversity and to get this award off of that game is an amazing feeling."
The announcement marks the first time in UNM history that one player has has received the award three times in a season. The Lobos have had four players of the week honors this season.
Williams was able to redirect a ball from senior Jess Quador to the back post for the gamewinner. Williams is now in a tie for second place all-time at UNM for gamewinners in a season with five. It was also the sixth time in her career that Williams has netted the gamewinner and puts her in a tie for third place all-time at UNM for career gamewinners.
The Lobos will host Northern Colorado Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Northern Arizona Friday at 7 p.m. For more information visit www.GoLobos.com.