FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- The Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) has announced its weekly awards following the first week of the 2019 women's soccer season. Salisbury sophomore forward Dakota Campbell earned CAC Offensive Player of the Week accolades, while Salisbury junior goalkeeper Emma Hill claimed CAC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Dakota Campbell - Salisbury
Salisbury sophomore forward Dakota Campbell recorded a hat trick against Lehman on Sunday with all three of her goals coming in the second half.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Emma Hill - Salisbury
Salisbury junior goalkeeper Emma Hill recorded two shutouts to help Salisbury sweep their home tournament over Methodist (4-0) and Lehman (10-0).
OFFENSE: Ally Badman (YCP), Riley Cook (CNU), Kaitlyn Steigner (SMC), Tori Wescott (SVU)
DEFENSE: Haley Eiser (CNU)
Christopher Newport's Riley Cook scored a goal in each of the first two contests for the nationally-ranked Captains, helping lead Christopher Newport to a pair of 4-0 wins to open the season. Cook scored the game-winning goal against Luther, marking her program record 19th of her career. Also assisted on the second goal of the game and played a factor into the third as she took a free kick that deflected off a Luther defender for an own goal. Moved into the top-ten all-time in CAC history with her 42nd career goal...Haley Eiser played 150 minutes of shutout soccer in two wins to start the season. Helped lead Captains to a pair of clean sheets by playing the bulk of the minutes between the pipes. ...St. Mary's Kaitlyn Steigner recorded four points from two goals to help the Seahawks start the season 1-1. The freshman defender tallied her first score of her Seahawk career when the captured the game-winning goal against McDaniel. Steigner notched her second goal of the season in a 3-1 loss to Randolph-Macon...Southern Virginia's Tori Wescott played a key role in the Knights first win of the 2019 campaign as she secured a game-winning goal late in the second half to lift the Knights over N.C. Wesleyan 2-1.