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Elin Hansson and SA Phillips
Elin Hansson (L) and SA Phillips (R) win the two South Atlantic Conference Women's Soccer Weekly awards.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Sweeps SAC Weekly Awards

Elin Hansson and S.A. Phillips swept the South Atlantic Conference Women’s Soccer Player of the Week Honors for the last week of the regular season the league office announced this morning. The Bears captured their 8th regular season SAC title with the 4-1 win over No. 12 Catawba this past Wednesday.

Phillips won the defensive player of the week as the senior goalkeeper only allowed one goal to the high-power offense of Catawba while making two saves in the victory. Hansson took home the offensive player of the week as the freshman scored the first goal of the game and than assist on the game-winning goal by Kara Gavaghan. This is Hansson’s third SAC offensive player of the week honor this year including back to back weeks to finish the regular season.

The Bears will return to action in the semifinals of the SAC tournament this Friday evening against Limestone. Kick-off is schedule at 5:00 PM from American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte.