SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE RELEASES SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Aaliyah Lewis (Alabama State), Elexis Rice (Jackson State) Andrea Chacon (Alabama A&M) and Kylee Hathaway (Alabama State) were recognized for their performances during week eight of SWAC Soccer.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southwestern Athletic Conference has selected Aaliyah Lewis (Alabama State), Elexis Rice (Jackson State), Andrea Chacon (Alabama A&M) and Kylee Hathaway (Alabama State) as its SWAC Soccer Players of the Week for October 7.
Lewis was named SWAC Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this year while Rice and Chacon were awarded Co-Defender honors. Hathaway was selected the league’s top goalkeeper.
Offensive Player of the Week
FR • F • Anchorage, Alaska
Lewis tacked on two hat tricks (6 goals) for Alabama State during last week's competition. She recorded her first hat trick of the week to carry the Lady Hornets to their 8-0 victory over Talladega on Wednesday. Lewis posted an additional three goals to lead ASU to a 5-0 win over Alcorn State to pick up the Lady Hornets first division game on Friday. Lewis ranks first on the team and conference in goals (12) and points (28).
Co-Defender of the Week
FR • D • Woodland Hills, Calif.
Rice earned her second consecutive SWAC Defensive Player of the Week selection based on her performance over the weekend. With three shots-on-goal, Rice earned the first score for JSU to help the Lady Tigers record the 2-1 win over Texas Southern on Sunday. She currently leads the team in goals (3), points (8), assists (2) and shots (9).
FR • D • Bogota, Colombia
During the match against Mississippi Valley State on Friday, Chacon recorded her first goal of the season to help AAMU take a 2-1 lead over MVSU before the Devilettes responded to bring the score to a 2-2 draw. She finished the week with three shots including two on goal.
Goalkeeper of the Week
JR • GK • Pomona, Calif.
Hathaway was selected SWAC Goalkeeper of the Week for the third time this year. With three shutouts on the season, she currently holds the highest saves percentage in the conference at .798. Hathaway finished last week's competition with 14 saves, earning a 2-0 conference record on the year.