Soccers Brittany Padilla Named UNCP Athlete Of The Week
PEMBROKE – After pacing the UNCP women's
soccer team to its sixth- and seventh-consecutive victories on the
season last week, both of which came in Peach Belt Conference play,
Padilla has been named this week's UNCP Athlete of the Week,
athletic department officials announced Monday.
Padilla, a Jacksonville native, scored three goals in two starts for the Lady Braves this week, while also netting the game-winning scores in wins at USC Aiken and Georgia Southwestern. A key member of the Lady Brave defense, the sophomore scored the eventual game-winner on a 67th-minute penalty kick against the Pacers, and then scored the first and last goals in a 4-0 win over the Hurricanes in Americus, Ga., on Saturday. Padilla amassed just three shots on the week, but scored on each strike she took.
Padilla has played in 23 games in her still-young career in Pembroke, including 14 starts. Her five goals this season currently ranks second on the squad behind preseason all-PBC selection Anna Svensson. Both Padilla and Svensson have notched a team-best four game-winning goals as well.
|2010-11 UNCP Athletes Of The Week|
|October 11||Brittany Padilla
|October 4||Pardon Ndhlovu||Cross Country||Click Here|
|September 27||Katja Dammann||Golf||Click Here
|September 20||Annette Sem||Cross Country||Click Here
|September 13||Morris McLaughlin||Football||Click Here
|September 6||Anna Svensson||Soccer||Click Here