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Week 17: Soccer Players of the Week

27 days ago
Photo: Chris Parent | LSU Athletics

SEC Offensive Player of the Week - Auburn midfielder Mallory Mooney, a freshman from Broomfield, Colo., recorded a hat trick in a span of 11:35 to become Auburn's first player to score a hat trick since 2016. Her first goal came in the 71st minute and broke a 1-1 tie, proving to be the second game-winner of her career. The freshman midfielder scored her next two goals 1:12 apart to put the game out of reach in the late stages and complete the hat trick. The hat trick was the 13th in program history and the first by an Auburn freshman since 2011.

SEC Defensive Player of the Week - Missouri goalkeeper Bella Alessio, a sophomore from Chicago, Ill., earned her second shutout of the season with her performance against Kansas. The rival Jayhawks were able to test her a few times, but she stood her ground with five saves in the match.

SEC Freshman of the Week - Auburn goalkeeper Maddie Prohaska, a freshman from West Chester, Ohio, finished her freshman season by helping lead the Tigers to a 4-1 win over Virginia Tech. She made six of her seven saves in the second half, allowing Auburn's offense to score four unanswered goals to claim the victory.