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Week 9: Soccer Players of the Week

363 days ago
SEC Staff
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SEC Offensive Player of the Week - Auburn's Kristen Dodson, a senior forward from Aurora, Ill., recorded three goals in wins over Alabama and 10th-ranked Florida last week. She turned in her sixth career brace and third of the season in the Iron Bowl of soccer. Dodson got the Auburn offense going with its first two goals at Alabama - one on a diving header and the other on a touch inside the box. The senior followed it by scoring her 10th career game-winning goal against No. 10 Florida - fourth most in program history. The win was the Tigers' third straight against Florida and fourth in the last five meetings. Dodson leads the team with eight goals and 19 points. Five of her goals have come in the last five games.

SEC Defensive Player of the Week - South Carolina's Grace Fisk, a sophomore defender from Bromley, London, England, started for Carolina against Vanderbilt and helped hold the Commodores to just three shots. Vanderbilt put just one attempt on frame. The Gamecocks have yet to allow more than three shots on goal in SEC play this season.

SEC Freshman of the Week - Auburn's Alyssa Malonson, a freshman defender from Houston, Texas, played all 90 minutes in against Alabama and 10th-ranked Florida. She assisted on the Tigers' fourth and final goal of the Iron Bowl. Malonson played a pretty chip over the top to Kristen Dodson, who converted the game-winner against Florida. A member of the Auburn back line that turned in its sixth shutout of the season and fourth in SEC play against Florida, she leads the team with six assists on the season.