November 12, 2012
WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BC’s Kristen Mewis
Boston College senior forward Kristen Mewis has been named the New England Soccer News Women’s College Player of the Week for the week ending November 11. It is the third time this season she has received the weekly award.
Mewis had a goal and an assist to lead the Eagles to a 2-0 victory over Hofstra Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in front of 458 fans at the Newton Soccer Field.
After having a breakaway shot turned away by Hofstra goalkeeper Emily Morphitis in the second minute, Mewis set up Stephanie McCaffrey’s tenth goal of the season in the 13th.
“There was a lot of space for Steph (McCaffrey), who is pretty much the fastest girl on our team. There was some open space for her because the defense was kind of up a little bit. I just tipped the ball over the top a bit and she just ran onto to it and chipped it over the goalie. It was really skillful of her, it was awesome,’’ said Mewis of McCaffrey’s game-winning goal.
Mewis added her 14th goal of the season when she was a recipient of a nice ball from midfielder Gibby Wagner. The Eagles co-captain sprung free from a Hofstra defender down the sideline and place a beautiful cross in the box. A Pride defender attempted to head the ball out of the box but it landed at Mewis’ feet. She made a move to her right and placed the ball on her left foot and ripped a shot into the far corner for a 2-0 BC lead with under 10 minutes to play.
“The second goal was just as important as the first,’’ said Foley. “If you look at our season in critical moments of games, when games have been tight, it’s Kristie Mewis who answers the call and top players, best players in the country know how to take care of business. To me that one just sealed off the game and it certainly was an important one.’’
New England Soccer News Women's College Player of the Week
Week ending August 19: Jennifer Skogerboe, UConn Huskies
Week ending August 26: McKenzie Meehan, Boston College Eagles
Week ending September 2: Stephanie McCaffrey, Boston College Eagles
Week ending September 9: Danielle Schulmann, UConn Huskies
Week ending September 16: Kristen Mewis, Boston College Eagles
Week ending September 23: Stephanie McCaffrey, Boston College Eagles
Week ending September 30: Madison Clemens, Boston University Terriers
Week ending October 7: Kerry Glynn, Vermont Catamounts
Week ending October 14: Kristen Mewis, Boston College Eagles
Week ending October 21: Stephanie McCaffrey, Boston College Eagles
Week ending October 28: Tasha Wilkins, Dartmouth Big Green
Week ending November 4: Marina Moschitto, Dartmouth Big Green
Week ending November 11: Kristen Mewis, Boston College Eagles