September 17, 2018

How the West was Won - Week 3

By Ryan Bascue

First week of conference play (unless you’re the SCIAC), every game is important. Every team is fighting for a place in the conference tournament. Each week this column hopes to highlight developments in the highly competitive West region. As the stories unfold the Division III world will learn “How the West Was Won”.

Player(s) of the Week; Week Two

The United Soccer Coaches have named SCAC’s Centenary (La.) (6-1-0 / 4-1-0) junior Kyra Montes the Women's Division III National Player of the Week. The forward becomes only the second women's soccer player in SCAC history – and the first in five seasons – to win national player of the week honors from the USC. She scored a goal and added two assists to lift the Ladies over Texas Lutheran (1-3-1 / 0-3-0), 4-3, in overtime. Montes became the fourth player in the school’s NCAA Division III era history to record a hat trick, as Centenary erased a 2-0 second half deficit to knock off Schreiner (1-3-1) in overtime on September 9. Through the first two weeks, Montes has six goals, three assists, 15 points, and 20 shots; all of which leads the SCAC. She was also named SCAC Offensive player of the week. Also, in the SCAC, claiming Defensive player of the week was Southwestern’ s (3-2-0 / 1-0-0) Mary Cardone. Cardone claimed three saves in net for the Pirates against Texas-Tyler (4-1-0 / 1-1-0) on September 7.

In the ASC, Texas-Dallas (6-0-0 / 2-0-0) Stephanie White was named Offensive player of the week. White scored three goals over the week including the equalizer against Redlands (2-2-1 / 1-0-1) and then notched a pair against Lesley (3-3-0 / 1-0-0) in the Comet’s 4-0 win over Lesley.  Defensive player of the week honors went to LeTourneau (6-1-1 / 1-1-0) senior defender Kristen Wunder who helped lead a defense...

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Ryan Bascue


Ryan Bascue is a Hardin-Simmons University graduate (Communications, 2015; MBA in Sports Management, 2017). While at HSU, he worked for the entire spectrum of HSU Athletics while playing football. After football season, he worked for the sports information department as a student assistant for three years. While a graduate assistant, Ryan, had the opportunity to refine his sports knowledge and game-day management skills with responsibility for general day to day operations that come with working for a collegiate athletic department. [see full bio]

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