INDIANAPOLIS -- Detroit junior forward Sara Zawacki (Dearborn, Mich.) is the Horizon League Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, while Green Bay junior goalkeeper Nastacia Behle (St. Paul, Mo.) and Valparaiso sophomore goalkeeper Sydney Galvey-Daley (Chicago, Ill.) have been named Co-Defensive Players of the Week for the week of Oct. 20-26.
Zawacki scored Detroit’s lone two goals in its win over Oakland last week to claim Offensive Player of the Week honors. With the Titans trailing 1-0 in the 80th minute against the Golden Grizzlies, Zawacki found a rebound in the box and fired into the leftside of the goal to tie the match at one. After a scoreless first overtime, the Titan junior struck again this time receiving a pass from Jennifer Borawski, dribbling to the left side of the box and beating the Oakland goalkeeper into the right side of the goal.
The win clinched the number two seed in the Horizon League Tournament for the Titans. Detroit (8-6-1, 5-2) returns to the field Tuesday in a non-conference match versus Northern Kentucky before closing the regular season with a home match versus Milwaukee.
Behle earned Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors after logging two clean shuts in a perfect 2-0-0 week for Green Bay. The two wins for the Phoenix last week clinched a spot in the six-team Horizon League tournament for Green Bay. She recorded four saves overall as Green Bay knocked off UIC and Youngstown State.
Galvey-Daley earned her second Defensive Player of the Week selection after matching Behle with two shutouts last week. On Saturday, she made one save as the Crusaders defeated Detroit, 1-0, to clinch the outright Horizon League regular season title. Her lone save came in the 88th minute in the match on a scramble in the box. In seven Horizon League contests this season, Galvey-Daley has allowed just two goals.
Valparaiso (11-1-4, 7-0) and Green Bay (10-5-2, 4-3) close the regular season on Friday as the Crusaders visit the Phoenix.
Top Offensive Performers for the Week:
Bryce Hueber, Wright State (Fr., F) - Scored a goal and assisted on another in WSU’s 2-0 win over UIC on Saturday.
Abby Kenyon, Valparaiso (Sr., M) – Assisted on game-winning goal in Valpo’s 1-0 win over Detroit to clinch HL regular season title. Entered match in 69th minute and assisted on game-winning goal :50 seconds later.
Alice Palmer, Oakland (So., F) – Scored both goals in Oakland’s 2-1 win over Cleveland State.
Kaila Sargema, Cleveland State (So., F) – Scored her fourth goal of the season in game at Oakland on Saturday.
Brittany Tenis, Youngstown State (Sr., M) – Led Penguins to 1-1 week and scored both of YSU’s goals. She scored the game-winning goal in 2-1 win over CSU with 2:29 left in regulation.
Top Defensive Performers for the Week:
Alison Holland, Oakland (Fr., GK) - Recorded six saves last week for the Golden Grizzlies as they went 1-1.
Halle Pyle, Wright State (Jr., GK) – Registered a shutout, making two saves in 2-0 win over UIC.
Women’s Soccer Offensive Players of the Week:
Aug. 18: Heidi Hartmann, Green Bay
Aug. 25: Hannah Kernen, Green Bay
Sept. 1: Chloe Fadenholz, Cleveland State
Sept. 8: Alyssa Riley, Detroit
Sept. 15: Heidi Hartmann, Green Bay
Sept. 22: Chelsey Haney, Youngstown State
Sept. 29: Kelly Lewers, Milwaukee
Oct. 6: Allie Sieradzki, Cleveland State
Oct. 13: Alyssa Riley, Detroit
Oct. 20: Sara Zawacki, Detroit
Women’s Soccer Defensive Players of the Week:
Aug. 18: Sydney Galvez-Daley, Valparaiso
Aug. 25: Macey Riese, Youngstown State
Sept. 1: Jackie Podolsky, Youngstown State
Sept. 8: Sarah Wood, Cleveland State
Sept. 15: Stephanie Bukovec, Oakland
Sept. 22: Shelby Oelschlager, Valparaiso
Sept. 29: Marina Manzo, Detroit
Oct. 6: Grace Rogers, Valparaiso/Sarah Wood, Cleveland State
Oct. 13: Marina Manzo, Detroit
Oct. 20: Nastacia Behle, Green Bay/Sydney Galvez-Daley, Valparaiso