DENVER – Utah Valley's Alexis Peterson and Seattle U's Ariana Romero have been named the Western Athletic Conference Women's Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, for Oct. 8-14.
Peterson, a redshirt senior forward from Bountiful, Utah (Bountiful), finished the week with two goals and four points. She netted two goals in a 3-0 shutout against CSU Bakersfield. Peterson recorded three shots in a loss to California Baptist. On the week, she totaled five shots with four being on goal and earned an .800 shots-on-goal percentage.
Romero, a freshman goalkeeper from Hercules, Calif. (Hercules), tallied two shutouts over the weekend. The first came in a dominating 4-0 win over NM State. Romero grabbed two saves against the Aggies. On Sunday, she posted a career-high ten saves in 110 minutes of play. Romero helped Seattle U to a scoreless double-overtime tie against UT Rio Grande Valley. On the season, Romero has three shutouts and a 1.07 goals-against average.
Other offensive nominees: California Baptist's Ari Coronado scored her second goal of the season to earn a 1-0 victory over Utah Valley. Sara Quevedo of Chicago State recorded a goal against NM State to move her to second on the school's career and single-season scoring lists… Lexie Howard of Kansas City finished a two-win weekend with two goals and an assist... NM State's Audriana Chavez scored twice in a 2-1 win over Chicago State.
Other defensive nominees: Carissa Christensen of California Baptist finished the week with 17 saves and a .944 save percentage… Chicago State's Judith Sorribes snagged 22 saves and an .815 saves percentage… Abby Small of Kansas City guided the Roos to a two-shutout weekend with wins over California Baptist and Grand Canyon... Kinga Szemik of UT Rio Grande Valley made five saves against Seattle U for her first shutout of the season… Utah Valley's Sarah Davis secured a 3-0 shutout against CSU Bakersfield.