How the West was Won - Week 10
By Ryan Bascue
The final regional rankings before the conference tournaments came out earlier this past week just in time for the championships this past weekend. Prior to the conference tournaments, Hardin-Simmons (16-1-1, 10-0-1) stayed at number one in the West region. At the number two spot was Texas Dallas (16-2-1, 9-1-1) followed by Trinity (Texas) (16-1-1, 13-0) then Puget Sound (13-5-2, 12-2-2) in the fourth spot then Cal Lutheran (10-3-5, 8-2-4) and finally at the sixth spot in the region, Pacific Lutheran (13-3-4, 12-2-2). These will definitely change after the conference tournaments this past weekend as all but the NWC have a conference championship tournament, but more on all that later.
Player(s) of the Week; Week
In the ASC, Offensive Player of the Week honors went to Texas Dallas's Keely Fillmann had two goals in the regular season finale against LeTourneau (11-6-2, 7-4) and she also notched an assist against East Texas Baptist (8-8-1, 5-6) Defensive Player of the Week was shared this week by Hardin-Simmon's goalkeeper Caitlin Christiansen who had two shutouts against Mary Hardin-Baylor (12-5-2, 9-2) and McMurry (Texas) (6-12-1, 3-7-1) and Texas-Tyler's ( 11-2-1) keeper, Maya Dossing who also boasted two shutouts against the likes of Louisiana College (2-13-1, 1-9-1) and Belhaven (2-14-2, 1-9-1)
In the NWC, Offensive Player of the Week went to Gabbie Berg of Puget Sound. Berg had two goals against Willamette (12-4-4, 8-4-4). Defensive Player of the Week went to Natalie Robinson. The senior goalkeeper allowed one goal and...[read more]