Mountain West Announces Women's Soccer Players of the Week

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Utah State junior forward Wesley Hamblin has earned the Mountain West Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week award, while junior goalkeeper Georgia Rowntree of Wyoming has been named the Defensive Player of the Week for matches played through Sept. 11. It is the first-career weekly honor for both Hamblin and Rowntree. 

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
WESLEY HAMBLIN, UTAH STATE
Junior, Forward, Alpine, Utah / Lone Peak HS
  • Helped lead Utah State to a 2-0 home weekend, knocking off Gonzaga, 2-1, on Friday and shutting out Sam Houston State, 8-0, on Sunday. 
  • Recorded three goals on three shots on goal and five shots total between the two matches. 
  • Tallied the game-winning golden goal in the 92nd minute to give the Aggies a 2-1 overtime victory against Gonzaga. 
  • Registered a pair of goals versus Sam Houston State, scoring on back-to-back attempts in the 18th and 21st minutes. 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
GEORGIA ROWNTREE, WYOMING
Junior, Goalkeeper, Sydney, Australia / Westfield HS
  • Tallied a season-high seven saves in Wyoming’s 1-0 double overtime victory over Utah Valley Friday in Laramie. 
  • Anchored a defensive unit which held Utah Valley scoreless for the first time this season. 
  • The shutout was her third of the season, moving her into a tie for the Conference lead. 

2016 MW Women’s Soccer Offensive Players of the Week
Aug. 22 – Michaela Morris, Fr., F, UNLV
Aug. 29 – Dakota Blazak, Sr., F, UNLV
Sept. 5 – Julia Glaser, Fr., F, Fresno State
Sept. 12 – Wesley Hamblin, Jr., F, Utah State

2016 MW Women’s Soccer Defensive Players of the Week
Aug. 22 – Chidera Akubuilo, Jr., D, UNLV
Aug. 29 – Hayley Wilson, Sr., D, UNLV
Sept. 5 – Kelsey Quintos, Sr., GK, Nevada
Sept. 12 – Georgia Rowntree, Jr., GK, Wyoming

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