Sept. 10, 2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - New Mexico junior Hannah Hand has been named Mountain West Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, while BYU senior goalkeeper Erika Woodbury and San Diego State freshman goalkeeper Aubree Southwick have been named the Co-Defensive Players of the Week.
Hand, a native of Los Angeles, Calif., scored two goals and recorded an assist in leading the Lobos to back-to-back wins. She earned the assist to teammate Anna Neu Friday night for the game-winner and scored the second goal against Long Island to secure the win. Hand responded with her second goal of the weekend against Utah Valley State in the 66th minute. The forward lined a free kick into the net from 25 yards out. Hand and the Lobos are now 3-1 overall and have a three-match winning streak heading into the weekend.
Woodbury, a Murrieta, Calif., native, has not allowed a goal all season. She started both games this weekend and played the entire 208 minutes while shutting out No. 18 Colorado and Kansas. She recorded nine saves last week in two games that both went to overtime. Woodbury also recorded her 200th career save this week vs. Colorado. Her career-saves total is now 202, which is 43 more saves than the next player on BYU's career list.
Southwick, hailing from Danville, Calif., started both games for the Aztecs in the net and did not allow a goal all weekend. She made 11 saves over the two games, including 10 vs. Nebraska. Southwick has not allowed a goal in her last 286 minutes in net, spanning three games. So far this season Southwick has recorded two shutouts, compared to San Diego State's total of four last season.