Mountain West Announces Women's Soccer Players of the Week
Oct. 8, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Fresno State junior midfielder/forward Morgan Castain and San Diego State senior forward/midfielder Sarah Halverson have been selected Mountain West Women's Soccer Co-Offensive Players of the Week, while Fresno State sophomore goalkeeper Katie DeVault and UNLV junior goalkeeper Kylie Wassell share MW Defensive Player of the Week honors. This is the third career MW weekly award for Wassell, second for Halverson, and first for both Castain and DeVault.
Castain accounted for both goals as Fresno State earned its first Mountain West road victory with a 2-0 win at Wyoming last Saturday. The Castro Valley, Calif., native scored on her only two shot attempts, netting a goal in each half. She notched her first goal from 30 yards out in the 35th minute, while her second score came off of a rebound from the Wyoming goalkeeper at the 58:30 mark of the second half.
Halverson came off the bench to tally back-to-back game-winning goals in San Diego State's road victories at Boise State and Portland last week. On Friday, the Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., native capitalized on a deflected ball in the 73rd minute and scored the lone goal of the contest for a 1-0 Mountain West win against the Broncos. On Sunday, Halverson took a corner kick from teammate Megan Jurado and fired it into the lower left corner at the 74:22 mark to lift the Aztecs to the 3-2 victory over the Pilots.
DeVault recorded her second solo shutout of the season in the Bulldogs' 2-0 road victory over Wyoming. The Orange, Calif., product made nine saves while pushing her streak of shutout minutes to 173:40 over the last two games.
Wassell recorded seven saves while helping UNLV hand Air Force its first home loss of the season last Friday. The Las Vegas, Nev., native earned her third consecutive shutout and extended her streak of shutout minutes to 301 in the 1-0 victory over the Falcons.
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
Oct. 8 - Morgan Castain, Jr., MF/F, Fresno State; Sarah Halverson, Sr., F/MF, 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
Oct. 8 - Katie DeVault, So., GK, Fresno State; Kylie Wassell, Jr., GK, UNLV