BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Western Washington University junior forward Karli White has been named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, announced Monday by the conference office.
White (North Bend, WA/Mount Si/Seattle U.) helped lead the No. 1-ranked and defending national champion Vikings to a 2-0 week with wins over Colorado State-Pueblo (1-0) and Western Oregon (7-0). The transfer from Seattle U. scored a pair of goals, and assisted on two more, for a 6-point effort in the GNAC and home-opening victory vs. Western Oregon.
For the season, White ranks second in the conference with 12 points (4 goals, 4 assists), trailing only teammate Gabriela Pelogi (Federal Way, WA), who has 15 points in WWU’s first five games. The 2-goal, 2-assist effort vs. WOU was her second multi-point game of the season, also recording a 2-goal, 2-assist game at Holy Names. Among NCAA Division II leaders, White is 18th in the nation in points and tied for 38th in goals scored.
The player of the week honor is the first for White as a Viking, adding to the Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week award she won for Oct. 10-16, 2016.
WWU has had at least one player represented in each of the GNAC Player of the Week award selections. Pelogi (offense) and sophomore Annaliese Laurila (Portland, OR/Grant) swept the awards for Aug. 28-Sept. 3 before senior goalkeeper Ashley Homer (Puyallup, WA) earned defensive honors for Sept. 4-10.
The Vikings are ranked No. 1 in the United Soccer Coaches DII poll and are undefeated at 5-0-0 this season. WWU carries a 29-game winning streak (4th-longest in NCAA Division II history) and 30-game undefeated streak (8th-longest in NCAA II history) into this week’s action against Simon Fraser at Harrington Field on Thursday (7 pm) and at Saint Martin’s on Saturday in Lacey (1 pm).
Thursday’s GNAC contest vs. SFU will be the second game of a WWU soccer doubleheader, with the men’s squad hosting Saint Martin’s at 4 pm at Harrington Field.
Follow all of WWU’s games during the season via webcast and live stats at WWUVikings.com/Live.
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