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Week 10: Soccer Players of the Week

27 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: John Kelley

SEC Offensive Player of the Week - Tennessee forward Bunny Shaw, a senior from Spanish Town, Jamaica, came off the bench and scored the golden goal on a header in the 108th minute to lift UT past LSU 2-1 less than 30 hours after helping the Jamaican National Team secure its first-ever World Cup berth. Shaw assisted Tennessee's first two goals of the match in a 4-0 win at No. 5 Texas A&M. She scored her team-leading ninth goal of the season to put Tennessee ahead 3-0 in College Station. UT's triumph at Texas A&M was the first top-five road win in program history.

SEC Defensive Player of the Week - Ole Miss defender Grace Johnson, a sophomore from Centerville, Utah, helped the Rebels to secure a pair of shutouts last week - the first streak of back-to-back SEC shutouts for Ole Miss since a three-match run in 2014. The center back was a crucial force on the Rebel back line, rising high to clear numerous crosses, clearing balls out of the danger area and making countless important tackles. Held two of the SEC's top scorers from MSU to a single shot on goal.

SEC Freshman of the Week - Vanderbilt forward Haley Hopkins, a freshman from Newport Beach, Calif., posted seven shots in the game against Auburn and drew a foul in the penalty box that set up the game's first goal for the Commodores. On Sunday against Kentucky, she helped the 'Dores clinch their first conference championship with her offensive play. She assisted on the first two goals of the game and got her team-high 12th goal of the season late in the second half on a breakaway.