ELMHURST, Ill. - South Dakota State's Kayla Braffet and Oakland's Kara Weber were named The Summit League's Offensive and Defensive Women's Soccer Players of the Week for their performances Sept. 20-27.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Kayla Braffet, South Dakota State
Jr., F (Carlock, Ill./Normal Community West)
Braffet earns her first career Offensive Player of the Week honor after scoring the game-winning goal against Iowa State last week. In the 56th minute, Braffet collected a corner kick from teammate Christa Nyblom in front of the net to score the game-winner. Coming into the match, the Cyclones had a 5-2-2 record and are currently tied for third place in the Big 12, while the Jackrabbits improved to 5-1-3 with the win.
Also nominated: Ashley Gann, UMKC; Brooklyn Dyce, North Dakota State; Marlen Knoph, Oakland; Missy Lazcano, Southern Utah.
Previous Winners: Sept. 20 - Sarah Lynch, OU; Sept. 13 - Whitney Brannan, ORU; Sept. 7 - Danni Healy, SDSU; Aug. 30 - Riley Bassett, SUU; Aug. 23 - Lorena Soto, ORU.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Kara Weber, Oakland
So., D (Calgary, Alberta/Bishop O'Byrne)
Weber collects Defensive Player of the Week honors, the first of her career, after leading Oakland to a 2-1 victory at Butler last week. The sophomore led the defensive effort holding Butler's leading scorer to just one shot on goal in the match. Weber also netted a corner kick from Dani Haelewyn in the 86th minute for the game-winner.
Also nominated: Jami Finnell, UMKC; Laura Wagner, North Dakota State; Elisa Stamatakis, South Dakota State; Charly Booth, Southern Utah.
Previous Winners: Sept. 20 - Erin Nayler, IPFW; Sept. 13 - Abbey Stratton, NDSU; Sept. 7 - Abbey Stratton, NDSU; Aug. 30 - Charly Booth, SUU/Abbey Stratton, NDSU; Aug. 23 - Amanda Wheeler, ORU.