CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BigSouthSports.com) - Longwood midfielder Kelsey Pardue has been tabbed the Big South Women's Soccer Attacking Player of the Week, while Liberty goalkeeper Karen Blocker was named the Big South Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for games played Sept. 17-23, the League announced today.
Pardue, a junior from Henrico, Va., put in three goals and registered two assists to lead the Lancers to a 2-0 record in Big South play last week. Against UNC Asheville on Sept. 20, Pardue was in on every goal in the 4-0 win with two scores and two assists, including the game-winning goal. Two days later against Presbyterian College, she scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Lancers the 2-1 win. Her strike came in the 105th minute as she got through the middle defense and placed the ball in the right upper corner of the net. The honor marks her first Big South Attacking Player of the Week nod this season.
Blocker, a redshirt senior from Bowie, Md., recorded six saves and a 0.50 GAA in 180:00 minutes in goal for the Lady Flames. She got her week started with a pair of saves in Liberty's 5-1 win over Presbyterian College on Sept. 20. Against UNC Asheville on Sept. 22, Blocker turned away four Bulldog attacks as Liberty downed UNC Asheville, 2-0. The award 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 6: Rebecca Hollstegge (Charleston Southern), Shelby Hooe (Gardner-Webb), Jenny Butler (High Point), Jaime Bouffard (Liberty), Julie Ruh'e (Radford) and Grace Radler (Winthrop).
Also nominated for Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for Week 6: Ivy Cocklereece (High Point), Che' Brown (Radford) and Amelia Henderson (Winthrop).
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
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