Thursday, September 29, 2016

College Polls and Awards 9.29.16

Here is a quick look at the rankings for the teams in the northwest-based leagues around the nation and awards handed out in those leagues to INWsn area players.


DI -- The Washington State women received votes again in this week's poll.

DII -- Simon Fraser of the GNAC is ranked number four (up two from last week) in the men's poll while the Western Washington women remain number seven.

DIII -- In the women's poll, Pacific Lutheran is representing the NWC at number 17 (down one from last week).

NAIA -- Corban moved down three spots in the poll to number 14 and Rocky Mountain came in up a spot at number 24 in the men's poll while Carroll College received votes on the women's side again.

JC -- CC Spokane came in at number 15 in the women's Top 20 poll again with Peninsula down a spot at 19. No NWAC teams were represented in the men's poll, though Peninsula received votes. ## In the elite eight NWAC poll released every two weeks, Spokane moved into the top eight at number 3 and Walla Walla dropped four spots to number 7 in representing the East Division. On the women's side, Spokane is still ranked number 1. North Idaho jumped into the top eight at number 5 while Walla Walla dropped two spots to number 7.

AWARDS #####

Big Sky Conference (DI)... 
With a pair of victories over Idaho State and Idaho to finish alone atop the table after the opening weekend of play, Eastern Washington's Chloe Williams was honored as the Offensive Player of the Week and Mallory Taylor received the matching Defensive Player of the Week award. Taylor led the defense in a 3-0 shutout of Idaho State Friday and a 2-1 overtime victory against fellow league favorite Idaho Sunday. Williams scored what held as the winner just 49 seconds into the ISU match, and on Sunday converted the winning penalty after she was tripped up driving into the box.

Mountain West Conference (DI)...  
Raimee Sherle (Meridian, ID) was named the Offensive Player of the Week for leading Boise State to a pair of victories to open the conference campaign, scoring the game-winners in both a 1-0 win over Wyoming and a 2-1 overtime win against Colorado State.

Great Northwest Athletic Conference (DII)... 
Guillaume Kremer was honored as the Defensive Player of the Week after helping lead MSU-Billings to two wins and a draw on the week. He scored a goal in a 6-0 non-league win against Mary and set up the opening goal in a 3-0 win at Northwest Nazarene. He also tallied an assist in a 3-3 draw at Concordia.

Northwest Conference (DIII)... 
Whitworth's Leah Corra was honored as the Offensive Player of the Week after scoring once each in a 2-1 victory against Whitman and a 2-0 win against Willamette. Teammate Sienna Tanner (Shadow WFT) was named the Defensive Player of the Week for eight saves against Whitman and another seven in the shutout against Willamette.

Whitman goalkeeper Owen Davis-Bower was recognized as the Defensive Player of the Week for guiding the Missionaries to a upset win over Pacific Lutheran and a big 1-1 draw at Puget Sound.

Cascade Collegiate Conference (NAIA)... 
Rocky Mountain's Nolan Sherwood was named Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Bears with two goals and two assists in a 5-1 win at Multnomah and tallying three more goals and an assist in an 8-0 victory at Walla Walla.

Jamie Carter led the Carroll women to a pair of shutouts, making seven saves in a scoreless draw against Eastern Oregon and one save in a 2-0 victory against Warner Pacific.

Northwest Athletic Conference (JC)... 
Spokane's Breno Rocha was honored as the NWAC Men's Player of the Week after scoring all three goals last week in a 2-0 road victory against local rival North Idaho and a 1-0 win at Treasure Valley.