Each week INWsoccernews will release lists of the week’s best performances for men’s and women’s soccer in the region, recognizing players at schools in the region or those from the area that play elsewhere in the nation.
For games September 15-21
BEST OF THE INLAND NORTHWEST XI - WOMEN
G - Sasha Holt (Boise, ID) - Walla Walla CC :: Made six saves for the shutout and got the assist on the final goal in a 3-0 win at Clackamas Friday.
G - Abi Yanke (Boise, ID) - Westminster College :: Recorded a pair of shutout wins, making three saves in a 6-0 win at Marygrove College Friday and five stops in a 1-0 win against Grace College Saturday.
M - Kristyn Bohlander (Kennewick, WA) - Carroll College :: Scored both goals in a 2-1 victory over Great Falls Saturday.
M - Laura Seymour (Spokane Valley, WA) - Northwest Nazarene :: Set up the opening goal and scored the final tally in a 4-2 win over Dominican Monday. She also provided the assist on the winner in a 3-1 victory at Saint Martin’s Thursday.
M - Salome Yates (Yakima, WA) - Yakima Valley CC :: Scored the opener in a 2-1 victory at Pierce Wednesday and set up two goals in the 3-3 draw at Southwest Oregon CC Saturday.
INW WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK :: F - Lexi Fesenbek - Northwest Nazarene :: After the visitors evened it, she set up three consecutive goals in a 4-2 victory over Dominican Monday. Notched another assist on opener and then scored winner in 3-1 win at Saint Martin’s Thursday. She also delivered the ball for the opener in a 1-1 draw at Western Oregon Saturday. (Olympia, WA)
F - Savannah Hoekstra (Liberty Lake, WA) - Eastern Washington :: Scored a pair of goals in the 2-0 victory against Colorado State Sunday in Montana.
F - Jaimee Hulst (Helena, MT) - North Idaho College :: Scored all three goals in a 3-0 victory at Southwest Oregon Friday and had an assist in the 1-1 draw at Clark College Saturday.
F - Emma Onstad-Hawes - Whitman College :: Set up the deciding goal in a victory over Willamette Saturday and set up the first goal in a 2-2 draw against Lewis & Clark Sunday. (Seattle, WA)
F - Alex Rivera (Boise, ID) - Treasure Valley CC :: Two goals in a 3-1 win at Chemeketa Friday and a goal and two assists in the 3-0 win at Pierce.
BEST OF THE INLAND NORTHWEST XI - MEN
G - Cody Lang (Spokane, WA) - Seattle Pacific University :: Only needed one save in a 1-0 Seattle Pacific victory over visiting Cal State East Bay Monday and made three more stops in another shutout, 2-0, at Saint Martin's Saturday. It was the fourth clean sheet of the year for the keeper, who has allowed just one goal in five games.
G - Jose Pena - University Great Falls :: Assist in 8-1 victory over Walla Walla University Wednesday with one save in a first half shutout appearance, and another in a 1-0 victory at Westminster along with two saves for the shutout Saturday. Also made one save in a 1-0 overtime win at McPherson College Sunday. (Santiago, Chile)
M - Jakob Granlund - Gonzaga University :: Scored the opening two goals in a 4-2 victory against UNLV Saturday. (Ikast, Denmark)
INW MEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK :: M - Alec Johnson (Coeur d’Alene, ID) - North Idaho College :: Tallied a goal and an assist in the 3-0 victory against Edmonds Tuesday. On the road, he set up a first-minute goal in a 2-1 win at Southwest Oregon Friday and scored on a long free kick in a 2-2 draw at Clark College Saturday.
F - Conner Bevans - Gonzaga University :: Set up the second goal, and after UNLV tied it up set up the go-ahead goal and scored the insurance tally. (La Habra Heights, CA)
F - Christoffer Bisbo - University of Great Falls :: Scored two of the first three goals in 8-1 win over Walla Walla University Wednesday. (Silkeborg, Denmark)
F - Joseph Bolin (Payette, ID) - College of Idaho :: Scored twice and hit the woodwork twice in a 3-2 loss to Evergreen State College Tuesday. He added two more goals in a 7-2 romp Saturday against Oregon Tech.
F - Isaac Bostrom (Helena, MT) - Carroll College :: Scored the opener and then tallied three more later in the game for an 11-0 win against Walla Walla University Thursday.
F - Sam Engle - Whitworth University :: Scored the go-ahead goal in a 1-1 draw against Linfield Saturday and set up the winner in a 1-0 victory against Willamette Sunday. (Eugene, OR)
F - Arturo Valle - Carroll College :: Four goals in an 11-0 victory over Walla Walla University, providing four of the first five. (Porta Vallarta, Mexico)
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