Tennessee and Auburn players receive weekly SEC Soccer honors
SEC Offensive Player of the Week – Tennessee forward Jaida Thomas, a freshman from Irving, Texas, scored five goals and had an assist in wins over Gardner-Webb and at Appalachian State. Thomas scored her first career hat trick against Gardner-Webb in its 2021 spring opener. All three goals came within a 15-minute span. She had her second consecutive multi-goal performance against App State, scoring Tennessee’s first two goals of the afternoon.
SEC Defensive Player of the Week – Tennessee goalkeeper Lindsey Romig, a sophomore from Midlothian, Va., had her second-straight solo shutout in Tennessee’s 7-0 win at App State, playing all 90 minutes and making three saves on the afternoon. She made six saves in the season-opening win against Gardner-Webb.
SEC Freshman of the Week – Auburn midfielder Anna Haddock, a freshman from Bowling Green, Ky., assisted on four of Auburn’s five goals in its spring opener against Kennesaw State. Her four assists tied a school record and are the most by an Auburn player since 1999. Haddock’s performance helped Auburn record its most goals in a contest since 2018.