Wacker, Hutto Pick Up A-Sun Women's Soccer Awards

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

MACON, Ga. – FGCU's Shannen Wacker and Kennesaw State's Melissa Hutto picked up their first career Atlantic Sun Women's Soccer Weekly Awards, announced Monday by the league office. Wacker netted the game-winning goal vs. FIU, while Hutto guided the Owls to a 1-0 win at Arkansas with six saves.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Shannen Wacker, FGCU
(F – So. – Parker, Colo. – Science)

  • First Career Atlantic Sun Player of Week
  • Scored game-winner to defeat FIU on Friday
  • Her goal in the 63rd minute was her second of the season
  • The goal moved FGCU to 3-1-1 on the season
  • Marked the third game-winner of her career

OTHER NOMINEES:

  • Leah Wood (MF, Lipscomb) - Netted game-winning goal in 1-0 win vs. Austin Peay
  • Lauren Gassie (MF, Mercer) - Tallied game-winner in 6-0 shutout of Alabama A&M

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Melissa Hutto, Kennesaw State
(GK – Sr. – Pensacola, Fla. – Exercise & Health Science)

  • First Career Atlantic Sun Player of the Week
  • Made six saves in a 1-0 win at SEC foe, Arkansas
  • Added four saves in contest against No. 21 Tennessee
  • Posted a .833 save percentage on the week
  • Win vs. the Razorbacks was program's second-ever vs. SEC opponent

OTHER NOMINEES:

  • Erin Zerio (GK, Lipscomb) - Totaled 10 saves including six in 1-0 shutout win vs. Austin Peay
  • Brittany Brown (GK, FGCU) - Earned win in 1-0 shutout vs. Florida International; made three saves
  • Alexandra Lee (D, Jacksonville) - Helped Dolphins to 0-0 tie vs. Georgia Southern; held opponents to six shots on goal
2012 Atlantic Sun Women's Soccer Weekly Awards
Date Player of the Week (School)
Defensive Player of the Week (School)
Aug. 20 Danielle Gray (Kennesaw State) Sierra Campbell (ETSU)
Aug. 27 Ramey Kerns (ETSU) Rachel Beninati (UNF)
Sept. 4 Shannen Wacker (FGCU) Melissa Hutto (Kennesaw State)

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