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NCAA Oct 18, 2022

Texas A&M forward Maile Hayes highlights SEC awards for 2nd straight week

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) announced its Players of the Week following the completion of Week 9 of the 2022 NCAA soccer season.

Offensive Player of the Week

Maile Hayes, Texas A&M
F • So. • Spring, Texas

With the Aggies trailing 1-0 at the intermission, Hayes exploded in the second half for two goals and one assist to lead the Maroon & White to the victory. Hayes knotted the match in the 48th minute and in the second consecutive game the Spring, Texas native scored the game-winning goal with less than 4 minutes remaining, this time with just 2:55 remaining. Hayes assisted on the icing on the cake as Carissa Boeckmann scored in the final minute to put the match away.

Defensive Player of the Week

McKinley Crone, Alabama
GK • GS • Maitland, Fla.

McKinley Crone recorded her 14th win this season and 32nd win in an Alabama uniform in a 2-1 victory over seventh-ranked Arkansas. Crone holds the record for single-season and career wins by an Alabama goalkeeper. She has shut out six teams this season and has allowed just two goals in the last three games.

Freshman of the Week

Jordan Brown, Georgia
GK • Fr. • Las Vegas, Nev.

Jordan Brown helped Georgia return to the win column with a shutout victory over Missouri in her collegiate debut. In her first start for Georgia, the Las Vegas native tallied two saves in a full 90 minutes of play, including a stop in the 86th minute that helped ensure the clean sheet. Brown became the first Georgia freshman goalkeeper to post a shutout in her first career start since Michelle Betos against Georgia State in 2006.

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