Primus, Braken-Guelke Earn First Career Honors
ATLANTA PRIMUS, CAL STATE FULLERTON – OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Junior • F • London, England • Aiea HS
• Atlanta Primus received her first career Offensive Player of the Week award after leading Cal State Fullerton to four conference points.
• The Titan forward scored her fifth and sixth goals to finish the season tied for the team lead with Nano Oronoz.
• Primus and Oronoz teamed up for a goal as the Titans played UC Irvine to a 1-1 draw. Primus started the play up the left side of the field to Oronoz, who carried the ball into the 18-yard box and found Primus all alone in the middle. She scored at the 32:12 mark for the 1-0 lead.
• Primus scored her second goal of the week in a 2-1 win at Hawai‘i, which dashed the Rainbow Wahine’s Big West Tournament aspirations. Surrounded by three defenders, Primus took a pass, calmly took a couple of dribbles, and slotted one past the UH goalkeeper to her right for a 1-0 advantage in the 25th minute.
• The win represented CSF’s first in conference play.
• For the week, Primus took six shots with three of those on frame.
Others nominated: Mackenzie George (Cal Poly); Katie Pingel (Long Beach State); Lauren Bouvia (UC Davis); Shelby Lee (UC Irvine); Lynsee Voss (UC Santa Barbara); Sarah Lau (Hawai‘i)
KRISTIE BRAKEN-GUELKE, UC DAVIS – DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Senior • D • Los Gatos, Calif. • Washington
• UC Davis senior defender Kristie Braken-Guelke tallied her first career Defensive Player of the Week award, helping the Aggies pick up four crucial points and cementing their spot in the Big West Tournament.
• After the Aggies forged a 3-3 tie against Long Beach State, Braken-Guelke and the rest of the Aggie defense stiffened in a 1-0 shutout over UC Riverside. The victory gave UC Davis the No. 4 seed in the conference tournament, marking the program’s second-ever berth and first since 2011.
• Braken-Guelke anchored a unit that surrendered just three shots on goal to the Highlanders.
• The win also represented the sixth shutout of the season for the Aggies.
Others nominated: Sophia Brown (Cal Poly); Kaylee Ramirez (Long Beach State); Alexis Mata (Hawai‘i)