Mountain West Announces Women's Soccer Players of the Week

Oct. 15, 2012


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San Diego State senior forward/midfielder Megan Jurado and UNLV senior defender Caitlin Allen have been selected Mountain West Women's Soccer Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively. This is the third career Mountain West weekly award for Jurado and second for Allen.

Jurado had a hand in all five of San Diego State's goals as the Aztecs swept a pair of Mountain West road contests over the weekend. In a 2-1 victory at UNLV on Friday, the San Jose, Calif., native tallied an assist on SDSU's first goal, then scored on a penalty kick at the 54:13 mark for what proved to be the game-winning goal. On Sunday, Jurado scored the Aztecs' first two goals before assisting on a third in leading her team to the 3-1 win at Fresno State. She finished the weekend with eight points and five shots on goal.

Allen led a UNLV defensive backline that was the only unit in the MW to record a shutout of a team in the top half of the standings this weekend. In the Rebels' 2-0 win over New Mexico on Sunday, the San Diego, Calif., product helped hold the Lobos' top five scorers without a shot for the game, while limiting UNM to five shots total. UNLV's win ended a 17-match Conference unbeaten streak for New Mexico. In a narrow 2-1 loss to No. 7/13 San Diego State on Friday, the Rebels limited the Aztecs to nine shots overall, more than six under their season average, with one of SDSU's two goals coming off a penalty kick.

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
Oct. 15 - Megan Jurado, 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
Oct. 15 - Caitlin Allen, Sr., D, UNLV