SEC SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Hannah Wilkinson, Tennessee
F • 5-11 • Sr. • Whangarei, New Zealand
Wilkinson had the match winners against both No. 17 UCF and James Madison. At No. 21 UCF on Friday, she headed in the match-winner in the 81st minute off an assist from Cheyenne Spade to lift Tennessee to a 2-1 road win. Wilkinson’s two goals against James Madison set a new career high, marking the first multi-goal game of her collegiate career.
Julie Eckel, Tennessee
GK • 5-6 • Jr. • Cordova, Tenn.
Eckel played 180 outstanding minutes in goal for Tennessee this week and went 2-0-0. She notched six saves against UCF and stood her ground on numerous one-on-one attempts, holding her ground so Tennessee could come back with a pair of second-half scores to win the game. On Sunday, Eckel recorded her first shutout of the season and the 18th of her illustrious Tennessee career. Her 18 shutouts ranks third in Tennessee history.
Zoe Swift, Kentucky
F • 5-5 • Naperville, Ill.
Swift started both games of the weekend and scored 10 combined points in the two matches. The freshman tallied the first hat trick in UK Soccer since 2006 when Guliana Lopez scored three against EKU seven years ago. On Sunday Swift scored the game-winning goal in the 57th minute, giving UK the weekend sweep for the first time all year. Swift also assisted on a goal in Friday’s and Sunday’s matches, for two additional points on the weekend.
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