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Week 7: Soccer Players of the Week

79 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Andrew Ferguson | Tennessee Athletics

SEC Offensive Player of the Week - Ole Miss forward Madisyn Pezzino, a senior from Grand Island, N.Y., scored Ole Miss' first brace of the season, helping the Rebels complete a come-from-behind 4-3 victory against No. 14 Georgia. She scored once in each half, tying the match both times. The second goal came with just over six minutes remaining in the match. It was the second multi-goal game of Pezzino's career, the first since her Rebel debut against Louisiana in 2018. The senior's impact came from just 36 minutes of action off the bench.

SEC Defensive Player of the Week - South Carolina goalkeeper Heather Hinz, a sophomore from Laytonsville, Md., recorded a four-save shutout in the 2-0 win over Mississippi State, the second shutout of her career. She made clutch saves for the Gamecocks in the 71st minute, stopping a penalty kick and then made a second save in the sequence when a shot came on the rebound to keep the Gamecocks on top 1-0.

SEC Freshman of the Week - Tennessee forward Jaida Thomas, a freshman from Irving, Texas, scored the eventual match-winner on a header from a Claudia Dipasupil corner kick in the 70th minute at Florida. She is the outright SEC leader with three game-winning goals this fall, ranking third in the NCAA in that category.