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Week 6: Soccer Players of the Week

81 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: John Kelley

SEC Offensive Player of the Week - Florida midfielder Lais Araujo, a senior from Salvador, Brazil, scored four goals in last week's two matches. Her three goals in an 18-minute span at Kentucky marked the Gators' quickest hat-trick in 17 seasons. The three goals capped a streak of scoring four consecutive goals for Florida. She found the back of the net for the fourth-straight game against LSU on Sunday.

SEC Defensive Player of the Week - Arkansas defender Haley VanFossen a sophomore from Broken Arrow, Okla., helped the Razorback defense limit second-ranked Texas A&M to only two shots on goal, neither in the run of play,. The two shots on goal was the lowest total for Texas A&M in a match this season. The win was Arkansas' first over the Aggies since 1993 and snapped a 25-match unbeaten streak Texas A&M had coming in. She led a back line that earned its second shutout of the season, defeating Alabama on the road, 1-0.

SEC Freshman of the Week - Mississippi State forward Zakirah McGillivary, a freshman from Brooklyn, N.Y., scored the game-winner in overtime to snap No. 13 South Carolina's 24-match SEC unbeaten streak. The goal was her fourth game-winner of the season which ties the MSU freshman record and is second in the SEC.