Cooper Named MEC Defensive Soccer Player of the Week

Cooper Named MEC Defensive Soccer Player of the Week

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- Shepherd's Samantha Leonard is the Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Week, while West Virginia Wesleyan's Mary Cooper is the league's Defensive Player of the Week.

Leonard, a senior from Conowingo, Md., had five points in a 1-0-1 week for the Rams. She recorded a brace in Shepherd's 2-1 victory over Concord, and then added an assist as SU earned a draw against Notre Dame.

Cooper, a senior from McKeesport, Pa., helped lead a defense that posted a pair of shutouts last week. The Bobcats held their two opponents to just nine shots in the two games with only four landing on frame.

Other Top Performances
Offense: Carolyn Saulle (WVWC) had two goals in a win over Fairmont State ... Sarah Hill (CU) netted a goal against Wheeling Jesuit ... Brianna Murgi (WJU) converted a penalty in the final seconds of overtime to give the Cardinals a win over Fairmont State.
Defense: Katie Maher (CU) had 10 saves in a 1-1-0 week ... Megan Herter (WJU) made three saves and recorded the shutout against Fairmont State.

2017 Mountain East Conference Players Of The Week
Week Offensive Defensive
Sept. 4 Haelly Ramirez (WVWC) Shawna Graham (FSU)
Sept. 11 Alexis Manoa (NDC) Ashlee Schumacher (WVWC)
Sept. 18 Lytia Hart (NDC) Zoe Zyta (UC)
Sept. 25 Jackie Corrigan (NDC) Christi LaBella (SU)
Oct. 2 Samantha Leonard (SU) Mary Cooper (WVWC)