Kerns' Trio of Goals, Brown's Two Victories Earn A-Sun Honors

Monday, September 24, 2012

MACON, Ga. – ETSU's Ramey Kerns and FGCU's Brittany Brown claimed the Atlantic Sun Women's Soccer Player of the Week honors, announced Monday by the league office.

Kerns becomes the first women's soccer student-athlete since Kennesaw State's Caitlin Dingle in 2007 to win three A-Sun Player of the Week awards in the same season, while Brown was awarded her second Defensive Player honor of her freshman season.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Ramey Kerns, ETSU
(F – Jr. – King Mountain, N.C. – Exercise Science)

  • Fourth Career Atlantic Sun Player of Week; third this season
  • Opened conference play with two goals in 3-1 win vs. Stetson
  • Added a goal on a penalty kick in 2-1 loss vs. FGCU
  • Leads the A-Sun with 12 goals and 27 points
  • Her 12 goals are the most in the A-Sun since 2007

OTHER NOMINEES:

  • Marie Weckhurst (D, Jacksonville) - Totaled five points for the Dolphins in two road wins
  • Shannen Wacker (F, FGCU) - Had two goals in 2-1 victory at ETSU; leads Eagles in scoring
  • Mara Keomanivane (MF, Stetson) - Scored one of two goals in 2-0 win vs. USC Upstate
  • Kelsey Zwergel (MF, Northern Kentucky) - Netted goals in first two A-Sun contests; her first two goals of the year
  • Michelle Larrinaga (F, North Florida) - Found the back of the net in wins at Lipscomb and Northern Kentucky

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Brittany Brown, FGCU
(GK – Fr. – Rochester, N.Y.)

  • Second Career Atlantic Sun Player of the Week; second of the season
  • Made eight saves in total to earn two wins on the weekend
  • Picked up shutout at USC Upstate on three saves; her third shutout of the season
  • Added 2-1 win at ETSU, while making five saves

OTHER NOMINEES:

  • Emilee Engelhaupt (MF/D, ETSU) - Assisted on goal in 3-1 win vs. Stetson; her first of the season
  • Victoria Trocoli (GK, Stetson) - Earned first career shutout with Stetson in 2-0 win vs. USC Upstate
  • Stephanie Glass (GK, Northern Kentucky) - Amassed 18 saves in first two A-Sun matches
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 (North Florida)
Sept. 4 Shannen Wacker (FGCU) Melissa Hutto (Kennesaw State)
Sep. 10 Ramey Kerns (ETSU) Brittany Brown (FGCU)
Sept. 17 Casey Barrett (Mercer) Hannah Allerton (Jacksonville)
Sep. 24 Ramey Kerns (ETSU) Brittany Brown (FGCU)

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