After working her way into the starting lineup, freshman defender/midfielder Martha Heaps has had a fantastic postseason for Concordia University. After scoring her first collegiate goal last week in the semifinal win, she added to it with the game-winning strike in the CCC championship game this week to send the Cavaliers back to the NAIA tournament to defend their title.
For games November 10-16
BEST OF THE INLAND NORTHWEST XI - MEN
G - Tanner Horton (Dalton Gardens, ID) - McPherson College :: Made a pair of saves in a 2-0 KCAC semifinal victory Thursday and helped lead them in the championship game to a 2-1 victory to advance to the NAIA tournament.
G - Cody Lang (Spokane, WA) - Seattle Pacific University :: Outshot by Northwest Nazarene 21-11 in the second round of the NCAA D-II tournament, he made seven saves in a 2-1 victory for the Falcons.
D - Brady Ulen (Post Falls, ID) - North Idaho College :: Helped lead a defensive effort in a 1-0 overtime win against Edmonds in which the keeper needed to make just one save, then scored the game-winning goal.
D - James Williamson (Coeur d'Alene, ID) - Corban University :: Helped lead the Warriors to a 2-0 shutout win against Concordia University Tuesday in the CCC semifinals and then set up the game-winning goal in a 2-1 overtime victory Saturday in the championship game.
INW MEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK :: M - Eric Espinoza - Whitworth University :: Set up the deciding goal in the Pirates' 1-0 NCAA D-III First Round victory Friday against Covenant College and then scored the second goal for some insurance in the team's second round win against Berry College. (San Jose, CA)
M - Graison Le (Coeur d'Alene, ID) - Gonzaga University :: Set up both goals in a 2-1 overtime victory against Portland in the season finale Saturday.
M - Lars Ludwigs - Gonzaga University :: After a dominant performance in regulation that produced a lot of close calls, he finally connected for the game-winning tally in overtime for the 2-1 victory against Portland Saturday. (Woellstein, Germany)
F - Fredy Razo - Northwest Nazarene University :: Helped set up the deciding goal in the the first round of the NCAA D-II tournament Thursday in a 1-0 win against Simon Fraser and then scored the equalizer in what ended up a 2-1 loss to host Seattle Pacific in the second round Saturday. (Irvine, CA)
F - Jacob Weaver (Spokane, WA) - Northwest University :: Tallied the opening goal and set up the second to lead the Eagles to a 2-0 victory over Evergreen State College in the CCC Semifinals.
BEST OF THE INLAND NORTHWEST XI - WOMEN
G - Patty Hughes (Kalispell, MT) - Northwest University :: Made seven saves as the Eagles were outshot 14-5 by reigning national champion Concordia in the CCC Final only to be handed defeat 1-0.
INW WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK :: M - Martha Heaps (Spokane, WA) - Concordia University :: Scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory in the CCC Championship at Northwest University.
M - Savannah Laursen (Boise, ID) - University of Redlands :: Set up the opening goal in a 2-1 upset win against 17th-ranked Hardin-Simmins in the first round of the NCAA D-III tournament Saturday before being knocked out in the second round, 2-0, by third-ranked Trinity University.
F - Erin Huisingh (Pasco, WA) - Concordia University :: Set up the winning tally in the CCC Championship to give the Cavaliers a 1-0 victory at Northwest University.
F - Sarah Melvin (Spokane, WA) - CC Spokane :: Set up the second goal in the Sasquatch's 3-2 NWAC semifinal loss and then went on to tally a goal and an assist in the All-Star game.
* Due to low number of games, only seven women's selections this week
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