Kerns; Berner Cap Regular Season with A-Sun Weekly Awards

Monday, October 24, 2011

MACON, Ga. – ETSU’s Ramey Kerns and Belmont’s Nicole Berner played integral parts in their teams’ success this week as Kerns scored the deciding goal in 2-1 win against Mercer to give ETSU a share of the Atlantic Sun Conference regular season title for the first time in school history, while Berner held Stetson and regular season co-champion FGCU scoreless to give the Bruins an undefeated week and earn a first round home game.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Ramey Kerns, ETSU
(So. – Forward – Kings Mountain, N.C. – Exercise Science)
• First Career Player of the Week award
• Scored the game-winning goal against Mercer on Sunday
• Her goal gave the Bucs a share of a conference title for the first time in school history
• Two game-winning goals this season

OTHER NOMINEES:
• Katrina Frost (Fr., Kennesaw State) – Scored a goal and added an assist in two games over the weekend
• Olivia Elias (Sr., FGCU) – Registered game-winning goal against Lipscomb
• Spencer Laufer (Jr., Belmont) – Scored game-winning goal against FGCU, first goal scored against FGCU in Atlantic Sun play in 2011
• Kaitlyn Bassett (Fr., Jacksonville) – Scored opening goal in 2-1 victory over cross-town rival UNF, helping Jacksonville clinch a share of the A-Sun regular season championship
• Olivia Tucker (Sr., Mercer) – Netted team-leading ninth goal in regular season finale against ETSU

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Nicole Berner, Belmont
(So. – Goalkeeper – Randolph, N.J. – Business Administration)
• First Career Player of the Week award
• Allowed no goals over 130 minutes of play on the week, while stopping eight shots
• Recorded 1-0 shutout of FGCU on Sunday
• Shutout high-powered FGCU offense that came into Sunday’s game averaging 2.75 goals per game

OTHER NOMINEES:
• Grace Turner (Sr., Stetson) – Saved seven shots over two matches on the weekend

2011 Atlantic Sun Women's Soccer Player of the Weeks
Date Player of the Week (School)
Defensive Player of the Week (School)
Aug. 22 Alexis Hermosa (Stetson) Megan Dorsey (North Florida)
Aug. 29 Nadja Kolliesuah (Mercer) Stephanie Powers (FGCU)
Sept. 6 Olivia Tucker (Mercer) Sarah Sierra (Jacksonville)
Sept. 12 Meghan McGuire (Lipscomb) Nicole Calder (Kennesaw State)
Sept. 19 Danielle Hesse (Mercer) Stephanie Powers (FGCU)
Sept. 26 Gretchen Sutch (Belmont) Caitlin Gaughan (ETSU)
Oct. 3 Carolina Lencina (North Florida) Megan Dorsey (North Florida)
Oct. 10 Genna Petersen (ETSU) Ashley Ciesielczyk (FGCU)
Oct. 17 Olivia Elias (FGCU) KC Correllus (FGCU)
Oct. 24 Ramey Kerns (ETSU) Nicole Berner (Belmont)

Follow the Atlantic Sun on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.