CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BigSouthSports.com) - High Point midfielder Becca Hemby has been tabbed the Big South Women's Soccer Attacking Player of the Week, while Coastal Carolina defender Cami Skladany was named the Big South Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for games played Sept. 24-30, the League announced today.
Hemby, a junior from Frederick, Md., notched two goals and two assists to lead the Panthers to a 1-0-1 record last week. Against Winthrop on Sept. 27, Hemby was in on all three goals as she put in two scores and dished out one assist in the 3-3 tie with Conference co-leader Winthrop. Two days later against Gardner-Webb, Hemby assisted on a Janay Whitaker score in the seventh minute to push the Panthers to the 2-1 win. The honor is Hemby's first Big South Attacking Player of the Week honor this season.
Skladany, a senior from Westerville, Ohio, anchored a Coastal defense that recorded back-to-back shutouts against Liberty and Longwood. The Chants held Liberty to just two shots, neither one on goal, and surrendured only five shots on goal to Longwood. Skladany marked Lancers' leading scorer Kelsey Pardue much of the game, limiting her to three shots. The honor is her first Big South Defensive Player of the Week plaudit this season.
Also nominated for Women's Soccer Attacking Player of the Week for Week 7: Ashley Clark (Campbell), Toni Lashley (Charleston Southern), Ashley Day (Coastal Carolina), Tori Lopez (Presbyterian College), Mary Wiley (Radford), Courtney Mason (VMI) and Krystyna Freda (Winthrop).
Also nominated for Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for Week 7: Cissy Nitz (Campbell), Sydney Fotenot (Presbyterian College) and Che' Brown (Radford).
Big South Women's Soccer Attacking Player of the Week
Aug. 21 - Ashley Clark, Campbell
Aug. 28 - Lindsey Ottavio, Longwood
Sept. 4 - Lauren Stell, Liberty
Sept. 11 - Kacey Kelley, Coastal Carolina
Sept. 14 - Jaime Bouffard, Liberty
Sept. 25 - Kelsey Pardue, Longwood
Oct. 2 - Becca Hemby, High Point
Big South Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Aug. 21 - Taylor Brown, Campbell
Aug. 28 - Ryann Torrero, Campbell
Sept. 4 - Sydney Golden, Radford
Sept. 11 - Kyra Byron, Longwood
Sept. 14 - Amelia Henderson, Winthrop
Sept. 25 - Karen Blocker, Liberty
Oct. 2 - Cami Skladany, Coastal Carolina