ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – The South Atlantic Conference announced its AstroTurf Women's Soccer Players of the Week for matches played between Sept. 5 and Sept. 10. Lenoir-Rhyne forward Hannah Van Eerden was named the offensive player of the week, while Newberry goalkeeper Jayleen Gant was named defensive player of the week.
Van Eerden, a senior from Stokesdale, N.C., led the Bears to 2-0 record to being the 2019 season with wins over Lees-McRae (6-1) and USC Aiken (8-0). She found the back of the net four times in the two games, while also recording an assist for nine total points. She scored a goal and had an assist versus Lees-McRae, while recording a hat trick against USC Aiken. This is Van Eerden's first offensive player of the week honor this season.
Gant, a junior from Poway, Calif., helped guide the Wolves to a pair of wins to open the 2019 season. She made nine saves in two matches, including making two saves in a 3-0 win over Spring Hill and seven saves in a 4-2 win over Auburn Montgomery. This is Gant's first defensive player of the week accolade of the year.
2019 SAC AstroTurf Women's Soccer Players of the Week
Offensive Player of the Week
Sept. 10 – Hannah Van Eerden, Lenoir-Rhyne
Defensive Player of the Week
Sept. 10 – Jayleen Gant, Newberry
AstroTurf is an official corporate partner of the South Atlantic Conference and title sponsor of the Conference's Player of the Week awards program.
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