Mountain West Names Women's Soccer Players of the Week
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San Diego State senior forward Megan Jurado and Air Force sophomore defender Kylie Williamson have been selected Mountain West Women's Soccer Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively. This is the first career weekly award for both Jurado and Williamson.
Jurado scored the game-winning goals in both of San Diego State's matches last week as the No. 20/21 Aztecs were named champions of the Minnesota Gold Classic after going 2-0 with victories against Minnesota and Iowa State. Just 58 seconds into overtime of Friday's meeting with the host Golden Gophers, the San Jose, Calif., native cleaned up a Haley Locker shot towards the goal, putting the ball in the net to secure the 1-0 victory. In the 82nd minute of Sunday's outing against Iowa State, Jurado took a pass from Hannah Keane on the right side of the field and drove it inside the post, lifting the Aztecs to the 2-1 victory. The senior forward has recorded the game-winning goal in three straight outings for the Aztecs, who are 7-0 for the first time in program history.
Hailing from Colorado Springs, Colo., Williamson helped lead Air Force to a weekend sweep of Robert Morris and Bryant. In Friday's 3-0 win over Robert Morris, the sophomore defender spearheaded a Falcon defense that allowed just two shots on goal. On Sunday, Williamson logged all 90 minutes of a 1-0 victory over Bryant as Air Force extended its streak of not allowing a goal to 400 minutes. The Falcons have shut out six of their seven opponents this season and are off to the best start in program history at 4-1-2.
MW Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
Aug. 20 - Leah Bratt, Jr., MF, Air Force
Aug. 27 - Haley Locker, So., F, San Diego State
Sept. 3 - Jordan Craig, Sr., F, New Mexico
Sept. 10 - Megan Jurado, Sr., F, San Diego State
MW Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Aug. 20 - Rachel Boaz, So., GK, San Diego State
Aug. 27 - Carli Johnson, Jr., MF, San Diego State
Sept. 3 - Tiffany Hurst, Sr., D/MF, San Diego State
Sept. 10 - Kylie Williamson, Sr., D, Air Force