Trinity midfielder Julia Kelly has earned herself the co-defensive player of the week award in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. The award was issued by the league office on Monday following another set of strong performances from Trinity.
The Tigers managed to keep two clean sheets over the weekend, with a 1-0 win over Southwestern and a 4-0 win over Texas Lutheren. Kelly was a key part of that back-line which recorded their fourth straight clean sheet.
Through the ten perfect matches so far this season, Trinity’s women have conceded just three goals in strong defensive performances. Kelly has been a vital part of this, acting as the main pivot from defense in to attack, including scoring the first goal of the season.
As often happens in deciding which Trinity player will be given the honor, Kelly probably edged it due to her offensive play. Kelly had the only goal against Southwestern and an assist against Texas Lutheran on Sunday afternoon.
Kelly was a co-defensive player of the week as Schreiner’s goalkeeper, Jordin Toso was also given the award. Toso kept two clean sheets over the weekend managing seven saves in the two matches, including a full 110 minutes against TLU.
That sets up an interesting story line for Friday’s match as the two co-defensive players of the week take each other on in a tight match. An honorable mention for this week was an opponent of Trinity as Mary Cardone, goalkeeper at Southwestern managed 16 saves in the weekend, but the SCAC voters somehow believed Toso’s seven were more worthy of winning the award.