ECLIPSE SELECT ALUMNI: LE BEAU EARNS SEC WEEKLY AWARDS IN WEEK 3
WEEK 3: Eclipse Alumni are starting to find their mid-season form in the third week of the season.
OAK BROOK (Sept. 4, 2018) – Eclipse Select Soccer Club alumni have found their stride making significant impacts within their respective programs on the collegiate soccer scene. Alumni have been scoring goals, freshmen have been making their debuts, and veterans have been awarded weekly honors. Here is a rundown of week three successes from the club’s alumni.
SEC Defensive Player of the Week
Auburn redshirt senior Sarah Le Beau (Crystal Lake, Ill.) played an instrumental role in a pair of shutout performances on the road last week against Cal State Fullerton and Long Beach State. The tiger netminder earned Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week due to her stellar play, her fourth of her career.
Le Beau turned in back-to-back shutouts for the first time this season and totaled nine saves in the two matches. After blanking Cal State Fullerton Friday night, the Crystal Lake native handed the Beach its first home loss and home shutout of the season. Le Beau made six saves in the match, including one from point-blank range on the potential equalizer in the first half.
A Goal Pairs Well with an Assist
Penn State sophomore midfielder Kerry Abello (Batavia, Ill.) recorded three points in their non-conference battle with James Madison. Abello assisted the opening goal in the 26th minute and then doubled the Nittany Lion advantage by finding the back of the net shortly after halftime. It is the second time this season the sophomore recorded three points in a single game.
Career First Goal
Miami (Fla.) sophomore defender Morgan Asmussen (Lake Bluff, Ill.) scored her first career goal with the Hurricanes against UT Rio Grande Valley. In the 41st minute, Asmussen took advantage of a bit of chaos in the back. The ball found it’s way to the defender who then finessed the ball into the back of the net and opened the scoring. “Morgan did well. She’s come in and given us a little bit of a burst of energy and her quickness has been helpful,” coach Sarah Barnes said. “So, obviously it was great to see her score her first [collegiate] goal.”
Goals, Goals, and more Goals
North Carolina junior forward Zoe Redei (Highland Park, Ill.) scored a brace in the span of eight minutes versus Marquette. They marked Redei’s first goals of the season and matched her goal total for the 2017 season. Virginia junior Alissa Gorzak (Naperville, Ill.) recorded her second goal of the year in the 42nd minute against Hofstra. Ole Miss sophomore Channing Foster (Murray, Ky) added two more goals to her total last week with one against South Alabama and a penalty kick goal versus Troy. UIC junior forward Tamae Douglas (Chicago, Ill.) found the net on the road in a matchup with Toledo.
Three more freshmen made their debuts for their respective collegiate program last week. Penn State defender Caitlin Haislip (Munster, Ind.) came on in the 57th minute against James Madison and preserved the shutout. UIC goalkeeper Haley Leanna (Grayslake, Ill.) took the field after halftime of the game versus Illinois State and made threes. Ohio State midfielder Brynn Miller (St. Charles, Ill.) came on to play Portland for 21 minutes.