ULM’s Grutkamp, Georgia Southern’s English named Sun Belt Soccer Players of the Week

Published 1:03 pm Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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ULM’s Mara Grutkamp and Georgia Southern’s Michaela English both came up big for their respective teams this past weekend and earned Sun Belt Women’s Soccer Player of the Week honors.

Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
Mara Grutkamp, ULM
(Fr., Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany)

Warhawks’ freshman midfielder Mara Grutkamp scored two goals in her team’s win on Sunday against conference-leader South Alabama. Her first came in the 17th minute off an assist from Taylor Henry to give ULM a 1-0 lead. In the 48th minute, she extended the lead to 3-0 on an assist from Efi Brame. Grutkamp now has four goals on the season. It was ULM’s first-ever win against South Alabama in 18 meetings, dating back to the start of the Warhawk soccer program in 1999.

Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Michaela English, Georgia Southern
(Fr., Dacula, Ga.)

Eagles’ freshman goalkeeper Michaela English made eight saves, including making a PK save, in recording her sixth shutout of the season in Friday night’s 1-0 overtime win against Texas State. She also came up with five saves in Sunday’s 1-1 double-overtime draw with Louisiana. As a true freshman, English continues to lead the Sun Belt in shutouts (6) and the nation in goalkeeper minutes played (1,495).

2021 Sun Belt Women’s Soccer Offensive Players of the Week
Week 1 – Erin Bloomfield, Troy
Week 2 – Marcela Montoya, Georgia Southern
Week 3 – Brooklynn Fugel, Georgia State
Week 4 – Courtney Marten, ULM
Week 5 – Elis Nemtsov, Georgia Southern
Week 6 – Courtney Marten, ULM
Week 7 – Elis Nemtsov, Georgia Southern
Week 8 – Mara Grutkamp, ULM

2021 Sun Belt Women’s Soccer Defensive Players of the Week
Week 1 – Megan McClure, Arkansas State
Week 2 – Hailey Hillock, ULM
Week 3 – Beth Agee, Texas State
Week 4 – Kerry Eagleston, App State
Week 5 – Bergros Asgeirsdottir, Little Rock
Week 6 – Jaidy Gutierrez Campos, South Alabama
Week 7 – Sade Heinrichs, Georgia Southern
Week 8 – Michaela English, Georgia Southern

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