DENVER – Utah Valley's Sadie Brockbank and UT Rio Grande Valley's Maile Lunardi have been named the Western Athletic Conference Women's Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, for Oct. 1-7.
Brockbank, a freshman forward from Holladay, Utah (Olympus), became the first player in Utah Valley history to score four goals in a single match as the Wolverines earned a 6-0 shutout over Chicago State. She is just the fourth player in the nation this season to have four goals in a match. She totaled eight shots, six on goal and recorded a .500 shot percentage and .750 shots on goal percentage.
Lunardi, a redshirt freshman goalkeeper from Highland Park, Ill. (Highland Park), helped UT Rio Grande Valley to a 2-0 weekend while picking up ten saves. She recorded her first career shutout and tallied a career-high six saves in a 3-0 win against Grand Canyon. Lunardi made four saves against CSU Bakersfield for a 3-1 victory.
Other offensive nominees: California Baptist's Ari Coronado assisted a game winner and scored her first career goal in a 2-0 weekend… Sara Quevedo of Chicago State converted her second penalty kick of the season for her third goal on the year… Kansas City's Lexie Howard tallied a goal and an assist in a win over NM State… Rachel Bowler of Seattle U scored her first two career goals, one being a game winner… UT Rio Grande Valley's Emily Zapata had three goals in a two-win weekend.
Other defensive nominees: Carissa Christensen of California Baptist made three saves to lead the Lancers to two shutouts… Chicago State's Judith Sorribes recorded a season-high 17 saves against Seattle U to tie the school record for most saves in a single game… Sarah Davis of Utah Valley picked up the first shutout of the season in a 6-0 victory over Chicago State.