Alison Wood Named MWC Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Air Force junior defenseman Alison Wood and BYU freshman forward Jessica Aquino have been named Mountain West Conference Women's Soccer Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, respectively.
Wood, a Houston, Texas, native, started both games at defense for the Falcons last week. She helped hold Providence and Central Michigan to just 13 shots, and only four on goal, in the two shutout wins. Wood held both Providence and Central Michigan's leading scorers to just one shot apiece.
Aquino, from Riverside, Calif., helped BYU secure a 5-1 win over Weber State by scoring twice in the first half and once in the second to pick up her first collegiate hat trick. The three goals were also the first of her collegiate career. Aquino also sealed the Cougars' 5-0 victory against Utah State by netting the final goal of the night. She has only taken six shots on the season, four of which resulted in goals.
Mountain West Conference Offensive/Defensive Players of the Week
Date Offensive Defensive
Aug. 29 Jen Mello, Fr., F, San Diego State Ashley Mason, Jr., GK, Utah
Sept. 6 Jessica Aquino, Fr., F, BYU Alison Wood, Jr., D, Air Force