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Downey and Andersson Earn SSAC Women's Soccer Player of the Week Awards

Downey and Andersson Earn SSAC Women's Soccer Player of the Week Awards

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Middle Georgia State swept the SSAC Women's Soccer Player of the Week awards, with Miagh Downey being named SSAC Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Ronja Andersson being named SSAC Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.

The awards are based on performance for the week of Oct. 15-21.

Miagh Downey (Middle Georgia State – FR – FWD – Colchester, England)

  • This is her first-career honor
  • The Knights went 3-0 in SSAC action to climb to fourth in the standings as Downey totaled four goals and one assist for nine points
  • The freshman scored both goals in a 2-1 win over Florida College, had an assist on the game-winner in a 2-0 win v. Dalton State and finished with two more goals v. the Eagles

Ronja Andersson (Middle Georgia State – SR – GK – Norway)

  • This is her third honor of the season
  • She was part of all three wins, making eight stops and allowing only one goal in 257 minutes of action
  • She made three stops in a double-overtime win v. Florida College and posted a five-save shutout v. Dalton State

Offensive Nominees: Janine Dennis, Bethel (Tenn.); Millene Cabral, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Ana Paula Santos, William Carey (Miss.); Andrea Lopez, Dalton State (Ga.)

Defensive Nominees: Abby Baravik, William Carey (Miss.); Rakeema Najiy, Faulkner (Ala.); Sydnee Newton, Dalton State (Ga.)

Previous Winners (Offensive, Defensive)

Week 1: Millene Cabral (Martin Methodist); Lira Mathes (Martin Methodist)
Week 2: Millene Cabral (Martin Methodist); Ronja Andersson (Middle Georgia State)
Week 3: Cheyne Bush (Mobile); Caitlin Dumond (Martin Methodist)
Week 4: Miku Sunaga (Martin Methodist); Ronja Andersson (Middle Georgia State)
Week 5: Jamie Holifield (William Carey); Caitlin Dumond (Martin Methodist)
Week 6: Millene Cabral (Martin Methodist); Caitlin Dumond (Martin Methodist)
Week 7: Shantel Thompson (William Carey); Caitlin Dumond (Martin Methodist)
Week 8: Anna Paula Santos (William Carey); Caitlin Dumond (Martin Methodist)