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NCAA Sep 27, 2022

Arkansas, Vanderbilt and Alabama players take SEC weekly honors

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) has announced the SEC Soccer Players of the Week following the sixth week of Fall 2022 competition.

Offensive Player of the Week

Ava Tankersley, Arkansas
F • Jr. • Saint Peters, MO

Ava Tankersley helped Arkansas earn wins against Auburn and at No. 8 South Carolina. She assisted in the game-winner against Auburn on Thursday then netted the game-winner on the road against South Carolina on Sunday. With the assist, Tankersley co-leads the nation in assists per game (.89) and ranks second in the league in total assists (8). She played a combined 162 minutes this week and led the Hogs in points (3).

Defensive Player of the Week

Alex Wagner, Vanderbilt
D • Jr. • Atlanta, Ga.

Alex Wagner played a key role in limiting Kentucky and Missouri to a combined three shots on goal. She also scored an amazing volley Thursday against Kentucky to give Vanderbilt a 2-0 lead. She also cleared a ball off the goal line in both Thursday’s win and Sunday’s win. Her clearance on Sunday at Missouri preserved Vanderbilt’s lead and led to Alex Kerr’s last-second goal.

Freshman of the Week

Gianna Paul, Alabama
F • Fr. • Huntington Station, N.Y.

Gianna Paul had a goal and an assist in Alabama’s win against Texas A&M. She has scored four goals in her rookie campaign and has 11 points this season.

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