Mountain West Announces Women's Soccer Players of the Week

Oct. 29, 2012


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San Diego State sophomore forward/midfielder Kelsey Booth and Boise State senior goalkeeper Megan Blanchard have been selected Mountain West Women's Soccer Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively. This is the first career Mountain West weekly award for both individuals.

Booth tallied the game-winner at the 47:54 mark of the match against second-place New Mexico, leading San Diego State to a 1-0 victory and perfect 7-0 record in MW play. The Concord, Calif., product took a pass from Megan Jurado and fired a shot from 18 yards out for what proved to be the game's lone goal. The score was one of two shots taken by the sophomore.

Making her first appearance of the 2012 season, redshirt senior Megan Blanchard received the start in goal in Boise State's 1-0 victory over Nevada last Friday. The Wolf Pack attempted 14 shots, including eight corner kicks, in the contest. Blanchard made four saves, including a tip save over the crossbar in the 52nd minute, to earn her first career shutout and win. The match marked just the seventh outing of the Fresno, Calif., native's four-year career as a Bronco.

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
Oct. 22 - Rachel Montoya, Sr., MF, New Mexico; Tiffany Hurst, Sr., D/MF, San Diego State
Oct. 29 - Kelsey Booth, So., 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
Oct. 22 - Dana Moreno, Sr., GK, Nevada
Oct. 29 - Megan Blanchard, Sr., GK, Boise State