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Rush’s Evans Named Player of the Week
Pair of game-winning goals earn striker weekly honor

W-League News Release

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. – The W-League announced its Team of the Week for Week 2 of the 2012 season today, honoring Colorado Rush forward Danica Evans as Player of the Week. Evans, in her second season with the Rush, scored both game-winning goals as Colorado opened the 2012 season with a pair of 1-0 victories in British Columbia.

A member of the U.S. U17 Women’s National Team, Evans scored both of her team’s goals as the Rush moved to the top of the Western Conference standings with 1-0 victories at the Vancouver Whitecaps and Victoria Highlanders. Evans is joined on the Team of the Week by Rush defender Samantha Harder, who anchored the Colorado defense that has yet to concede a goal.

London Gryphons goalkeeper Rebecca Singer was named to the team after her seven-save performance helped preserve a scoreless draw at Hamilton FC, while Hamilton defender Alexandra Craig led the defense that limited London to only two shots on goal in the same match. Rounding out the defense is Fredericksburg’s Sandra Matute, who was dominant in the back and scored on a set piece in a 3-1 victory against Northern Virginia.

The Team of the Week midfield is led by Samantha Huecker of the Charlotte Eagles, who scored the game-winner vs. FC Jax, and she is joined by Pali’s Servet Uzunlar and Taylor Parker of the Central SC Cobras. Joining Evans in the front line are former W-League Rookie of the Year Rashidah Sherman, Mikaela Howell, who scored both goals in D.C. United Women’s 2-0 win against Virginia Beach, and Fredericksburg’s Missy Wycinsky, who was dominant in her team’s victory against Northern Virginia.
 

Pos
Player 
Team
Highlights
GK
Rebecca Singer
London
Faced 14 shots, made 7 saves for SO in scoreless draw at Hamilton
D
Sandra Matute
Fredericksburg
Dominating D, scored on set piece in 3-1 win vs. Majestics
D
Samantha Harder
Colorado Rush
Led Rush D in pair of road shutouts
D
Alexandra Craig
Hamilton
Led D that limited London to 2 shots 0-0 draw
MF
Servet Uzunlar
Pali
Controlled midfield, 5 shots in 2-0 victory at Santa Clarita
MF
Samantha Huecker
Charlotte
Outstanding play in central mid; scored GWG vs. FC Jax
MF
Taylor Parker
Central SC
Tallied GTG vs. FC jax
F
Mikaela Howell
D.C. United
Scored both in D.C.’s 2-0 win vs. Virginia Beach
F
Danica Evans
Colorado Rush
17-year-old scored both GWGs as the Rush swept BC road trip
F
Missy Wycinsky
Fredericksburg
Dominated up top as FASA earned 3-1 win vs. Majestics
F
Rashidah Sherman
New York
Former Rookie of the Year scored in draw with Wildcats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention Atlanta – Ashley Baker; Central SC – Ashley Swinehart; Charlotte – Leah Fortune; Colorado Rush – Brittany Bock; FC Jax – Ally Lee; London – Emily Tustin; Long Island – Brooke DeRosa, Grace Hawkins, Kaila Sciascia; NJ Wildcats – Catherine Chukuka, Lauren Smedley, Andrea Lopez; NY Magic – Caitlin Hoffer; Pali – Anna Picarelli, Ann Tangorra; Santa Clarita – Taylor Ramirez, Cynthia Jacobo; Toronto – Cloe Lacasse; Vancouver – Gurveen Clair; Virginia Beach – Jamie Clarke, Jessica Kalonji;

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