ELMHURST, Ill. – Denver forward Jessie Dancy and South Dakota State forward Nicole Hatcher were named The Summit League Offensive Players of the Week, while Oral Roberts goalkeeper Ryliegh Bohnenstiehl and Omaha goalkeeper Haley Johnson notched the Defensive honors.
Dancy netted three goals in the league's opening weekend, bringing her season goal total to a league-leading nine. Hatcher scored two goals and added two assists in two games this weekend, bringing her career assist total to 20.
Both Bohnenstiehl and Johnson kept clean sheets in victories over Western Illinois and Fort Wayne, respectively.
OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
JESSIE DANCY, DENVER
Sr. // F // Park City, Utah
- Earned her second career Player of the Week honor and second of the season
- Scored three goals on the weekend over league foes South Dakota State and North Dakota State
- Leads league in goals (nine), points (19) and shots (30)
- Only the fourth Denver player to score at least nine goals in the first 13 matches
NICOLE HATCHER, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Sr. // F // Sioux Falls, S.D.
- Earned her fourth career Player of the Week honor and second of the season
- Scored the equalizer at Denver and assisted on the game-winner to lead team to an overtime victory over the Pioneers
- Netted a goal against Bellevue, now having scored in five consecutive games
- Moves into a tie for 10th on The Summit League career assists record list (20) and is one assist shy of the program record
Also nominated: Jordan Langebartels, Oral Roberts; Lydia Holtmann, Omaha
Previous recipients: Aug. 21 – Jessie Dancy, Denver; Aug. 28 – Hannah Adler, Denver; Sept. 5 – Taryn LaBree, South Dakota and Leah Manuleleua, South Dakota State; Sept. 11 – Abby Meader, Omaha; Sept. 18 – Nicole Hatcher, South Dakota State; Sept. 25 – Rachael Baker, Oral Roberts
DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
RYLIEGH BOHNENSTIEHL, ORAL ROBERTS
Jr. // GK // Corinth, Texas
- Earned her third career Player of the Week accolade and second consecutive of the 2017 season
- Recorded four saves and did not allow a goal in 90 minutes of action against Western Illinois
- Ranks fifth with .771 save percentage and fourth with 1.53 goals against average in the league
HALEY JOHNSON, OMAHA
Sr. // GK // Bountiful, Utah
- Earned her first career Player of the Week accolade
- Stopped five shots and notched the first clean sheet of her Omaha career in a 1-0 win over Fort Wayne
- Has allowed the fewest goals in the league (five), has the lowest goals against average (0.94), and holds the highest save percentage (.844)
- Helped team secure first road league win since 2014 and only the second Summit League road shutout in program history
Also nominated: Hannah Bricker, Denver; Monica Polgar, North Dakota State; Jennifer Currie, Western Illinois
Previous recipients: Aug. 21 – Brittany Wilson, Denver; Aug. 28 – Brittney Lewis, Denver; Sept. 5 – Coral Suarez, South Dakota; Sept. 11 – Jessica Bollinger, Omaha; Sept. 18 – Monica Polgar, North Dakota State; Sept. 25 – Ryliegh Bohnenstiehl, Oral Roberts
ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 100,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University with the University of North Dakota becoming an official member on July 1, 2018. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced nine NCAA Champions along with over 90 Academic All-Americans, nearly 100 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.