Mountain West Announces Women's Soccer Players of the Week

Oct. 1, 2012


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San Diego State sophomore forward Hannah Keane and Wyoming senior goalkeeper Courtney Merkle have been selected Mountain West Women's Soccer Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively. This is the fourth career Mountain West weekly award for Merkle and first for Keane.

Keane recorded one goal and assisted on another as San Diego State opened Mountain West play with a 3-0 win over Nevada last Friday. The Sacramento, Calif., native helped put the Aztecs on the board with a cross to teammate Tiffany Hurst at the 4:34 mark, then pushed SDSU's lead to 2-0 with her own goal in the 28th minute.

Hailing from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, Merkle recorded 10 saves while playing all 110 minutes in goal as the Cowgirls ended UNLV's seven-match win streak with a scoreless tie in double overtime last Saturday. Merkle led a defensive effort that foiled 21 Rebel shot attempts, including four shots on goal in the second overtime period.

Mountain West 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/MF, San Diego State
Sept. 17 - Sarah Schmeda, Sr., MF, Nevada
Sept. 24 - Megan Jurado, Sr., F/MF, San Diego State
Oct. 1 - Hannah Keane, So., F, San Diego State

Mountain West 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, So., D, Air Force
Sept. 17 - Liz Nare, Jr., D, New Mexico
Sept. 24 - Liz Nare, Jr., D, New Mexico
Oct. 1 - Courtney Merkle, Sr., GK, Wyoming