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Women’s Soccer Athletes of the Week: September 10, 2018

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Offensive Player of the Week

Ciera Berthiaume (Southern Maine) – Junior – Forward – Windham, Maine.
Berthiaume had a hand in five of the Huskies six goals scored in a 2-0-0 week, totaling three goals and two assists for eight points. She scored one goal and set up two others in a 3-2 win at Curry before netting two goals, including the game-winner, in a 3-0 triumph over Becker.  

Defensive Player of the Week

Ashley Acevedo (Plymouth State) – Freshman – Back – Mohegan Lake, N.Y.
Acevedo helped anchor a Plymouth State defense that recorded a third-straight shutout win to open the 2018 season. PSU blanked Roger Williams, 1-0, on Saturday in the team's only game of the week. The Panther defense was able to keep the Hawks off the scoreboard despite being outshot by a 20-13 margin; only eight of those shots were directed on goal.

Goalkeeper of the Week

Abby McCulloch (UMass Boston) – Freshman – Weymouth, Mass.
McCulloch went 2-1-0 in goal for the Beacons last week, posting a 0.67 goals against average and a .889 save percentage while totaling 16 saves. She was named to the Husson Invitational All-Tournament Team after totaling five saves in a 2-0 win over Western New England and one stop in a 2-1 tournament final win over Elms. She also notched 10 saves in a 1-0 setback against Wellesley.

Rookie of the Week

Olivia Rovalino (Eastern Connecticut) – Freshman – Back/Midfielder – Simsbury, Conn.
Rovalino played in all 180 minutes on defense to help lead the Warriors to 3-0 non-conference wins over Elms and Babson last week. She is the only Eastern player to have been on the field for all 364 minutes so far this season, heling lead a defense that has allowed just two goals through four games.