Gaucho Duo Collects Women's Soccer Weekly Awards
SHAELAN MURISON, UC SANTA BARBARA – OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Junior • F/MF • Santa Clara, Calif. • Santa Clara HS
➜ Shaelan Murison notched two game-winning goals to help push UC Santa Barbara to a 4-0-0 start to the 2018 season.
➜ The junior forward/midfielder scored goals in wins over Boise State (3-0) and Brown (1-0), extending her scoring streak to three straight matches.
➜ Murison scored in the 31st minute against the Broncos, curling a perfectly placed shot off the inside of the far post.
➜ In a defensive battle against the Bears, Murison’s goal at the 3:54 mark held up for the victory. Murison one-timed a pass from Mallory Hromatko into the upper right corner for paydirt.
➜ Murison peppered Boise State and Brown with a combined nine shots, including five on frame. She has scored four goals over the last three contests.
Others nominated: Amy Aquino (CSUN); Ashley Gonzales (Long Beach State); Hailey Rittershofer (UC Davis); Kyra Taylor (UC Riverside)
MALLORY HROMATKO, UC SANTA BARBARA – DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Senior • D • Danville, Calif. • Monte Vista HS
➜ Shifted to defender for the Gauchos, Hromatko aided two shutout efforts and contributed a game-winning assist.
➜ It is the second career honor for Hromatko, who was named Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 26, 2015.
➜ In a 1-0 win over Brown, Hromatko sent a cross from the endline to the left side of the penalty area, which found Shaelan Murison for a one-timer and the game’s only goal.
➜ Hromatko spearheaded a defensive unit that allowed just a combined 14 shots – and only seven on goal – in 180 minutes of action against Boise State and Brown.
Others nominated: Amanda Martin (CSUN); Sarah Maher (Long Beach State); Margot Ridgeway (UC Davis); Maddie Newsom (UC Irvine); Annie Bailey (UC Riverside)