Danielle Carter and Jaimie Verbal Receive MIAA Women’s Soccer Player of the Week Honors
Monday, November 11, 2013
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin midfielder Danielle Carter and Calvin defender Jaimie Verbal its Players of the Week in women’s soccer for games played through November 9.
Offensive Player of the Week
Carter, a senior from DeWitt (DeWitt HS), provided solid ball distribution while also winning balls in the midfield with a high level of consistency as she led Calvin to three consecutive wins for the week to claim both the MIAA championship and the conference tournament. She assisted on an crucial insurance goal in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Hope in the MIAA tournament championship game. Carter is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time in her career.
Defensive Player of the Week
Verbal, a sophomore from Whitmore Lake (Dexter HS), helped key a Calvin backline last week that posted three consecutive shutout victories as the Knights claimed the both the MIAA championship and the conference tournament. The Knights shut out Hope 1-0 in a showdown game for the MIAA championship, then defeated Adrian 3-0 and Hope 2-0 to win the MIAA tournament and claim the automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament. Verbal is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time in her career.