WAC Soccer Players of the Week Announced
Firtzgerald, a junior midfielder from Ponchatoula, La. (Ponchatoula HS), came off the bench to score a hat trick in Tuesday’s match against Louisiana College, leading the Lady Techsters to an 11-0 victory over the Wildcats. The three goals tie the LA Tech record for most goals in a single game with seven previous Techsters. Fitzgerald recorded five shots on goal over her two games last week. She registered 2.50 shots per match.
Rudolfsen, a freshman defender from Aarnes, Norway (Norges Kongsvinger HS), anchored the LA Tech defense to a pair of shutouts last week. Rudolfsen played every minute of a double-overtime scorless draw against Troy and helped the Lady Techsters to a shutout win over Louisiana College. She was named to the Trojan Classic All-Tournament team for her play against Troy and Jacksonville State last week.
Bitner, a junior goalkeeper from Albuquerque, N.M. (Sandia HS), recorded a shutout in a 1-0 win over Southern Utah. She played all 90 minutes in the victory and recorded seven saves. After missing the 2011 season due to injury, Bitner returned for a win and a 0.00 goals against average.
Other offensive nominees included: New Mexico State sophomore forward Layla Todd ... San Jose State freshman forward Mikaella Meibock ... Seattle U sophomore forward/Midfielder Stephanie Verdoia ... UTSA junior forward Maria Jose Rojas ... Utah State junior midfielder Kendra Pemberton.
Other defensive nominees included: New Mexico State senior defender Courtney Irwin ... Utah State sophomore defender Taryn Rose.
Other goalkeeper nominees included: Louisiana Tech freshman Corina Brown ... Seattle U freshman Brianna Smallidge ... Utah State senior Ashlyn Mulford.