ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – The South Atlantic Conference announced its AstroTurf Women's Soccer Players of the Week for matches played between Oct. 7 and Oct. 14. Lenoir-Rhyne midfielder Neve Duston was named the offensive player of the week, while Tusculum goalkeeper Danielle Breen was named defensive player of the week.
Duston, a freshman from Palm City, Fla., recorded her first career hat trick in the No. 12 Bears' 5-0 win over Newberry last week. She scored her three goals, including the game-winner, on four shots earning six points. This is Duston's first offensive player of the week award for 2019.
Breen, a senior from Sicklerville, N.J., led the Pioneers to a pair of shutout victories last week, including a 1-0 win over regionally ranked Wingate. She earned a 2-0 shutout victory against Shaw with three saves, and then made 10 saves in the win over Wingate. This is Breen's first defensive player of the week accolade this season.
2019 SAC AstroTurf Women's Soccer Players of the Week
Offensive Player of the Week
Sept. 10 – Hannah Van Eerden, Lenoir-Rhyne
Sept. 17 – Jessica Cravero, Lincoln Memorial
Sept. 24 – Aqsa Mushtaq, Lenoir-Rhyne
Oct. 1 – Sanne Martinsen, Mars Hill
Oct. 8 – Erin Cepeda, Anderson
Oct. 15 – Neve Duston, Lenoir-Rhyne
Defensive Player of the Week
Sept. 10 – Jayleen Gant, Newberry
Sept. 17 – Erica Turner, Queens
Sept. 24 – Charlotte Warner, Lenoir-Rhyne
Oct. 1 – Jasmine Rizk, Carson-Newman
Oct. 8 – Emanuely Costa, Lincoln Memorial
Oct. 15 – Danielle Breen, Tusculum
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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