2004 Women's Soccer Players of the Week

November 8, 2004
Sarah Ginsburg, Williams
(Sophomore, Goalkeeper - Dallas, Texas)
Ginsburg made six saves in 110 minutes, then stopped three penalty kicks and scored a goal in the Ephs’ 3-1 shootout victory over Middlebury in the NESCAC championship game. In the semifinals, Ginsburg made seven saves in 90 minutes as Williams defeated Bowdoin, 1-0.

November 1, 2004
Paige Diamond, Connecticut College
(Senior, Goalkeeper - Longmeadow, Mass.)
Connecticut College senior goalie Paige Diamond went 2-0 in net this week. Sunday afternoon, Diamond led the Camels to a 1-0 upset victory over #2 seed Amherst in a NESCAC first round contest, ending the Jeffs nine game unbeaten streak. Diamond had 12 saves in the game, and made eight stops in the second half. Diamond had four saves in a 4-1 victory at Johnson and Wales Tuesday night.

October 25, 2004
Brenna Shields, Trinity
(Senior, Goalkeeper - Cutchogue, N.Y.)
Trinity goalkeeper Brenna Shields had 11 saves in a 1-0 win at Bowdoin, which kept Trinity's post-season hopes alive. Earlier in the week, the senior made 15 saves in a 1-0 loss to Bates. The games only score came with 12 minutes to play on a ball which, as Trinity player attempted to clear, ricocheted off a Bates player and into the net.

October 18, 2004
Els Van Woert, Middlebury
(Senior, Goalkeeper - Shelburne, Vt.)
Els Van Woert, who leads the conference in save percentage and goals against average, had another great game in net for Middlebury as the Panthers earned a 1-0 shutout at Williams and remained unbeaten on the year. The senior made 10 saves on the afternoon en route to her fourth shutout of the season.

October 11, 2004
Laura Williamson, Colby
(Sophomore, Forward - Manchester, Conn.)
Colby's Laura Williamson had three goals and two game-winning scores in NESCAC wins over Williams and Wesleyan. Williamson, the 2003 NESCAC Rookie of the Year, scored with 1:48 left in the game in a 1-0 win against Williams. She also had the first two goals of the game in a 4-0 victory over Wesleyan.

October 4, 2004
Piper Crowell, Amherst
(Sophomore, Goalkeeper - San Rafael, Calif.)
Amherst sophomore goalie Piper Crowell turned in 20 saves in a 1-1-1 week for 11th-ranked Amherst, turning away four shots and earning a combined shutout in Saturday's 4-0 win at Bowdoin, and registering her first shutout of the year with 10 saves in Sunday's scoreless tie against visiting Bates. Crowell, who also made six saves in a 1-0 defeat at 2nd-ranked Wheaton, allowed just one goal in 245 minutes in the net this week.

September 27, 2004
Nicole Mauger, Trinity
(Senior, Midfielder - E. Bridgewater, Mass.)
Trinity's Nicole Mauger had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win against Colby and added another goal and two assists in a 4-3 win against Coast Guard. Mauger’s assist on the game-winning goal with 12 minutes remaining against Coast Guard helped push the Bantams to 4-1 on the year.

September 20, 2004
Brittany Cronin, Middlebury
(Senior, Midfielder - Aurora, Colo.)
Brittany Cronin scored five goals and assisted on another as Middlebury enjoyed a 2-0 week. The senior scored three times while adding an assist in a win over Norwich, before scoring twice in a 3-0 NESCAC win over Tufts.

Rachel Talentino, Trinity
(Freshman, Forward - Wayland, Mass.)
Rachel Talentino scored both of Trinity's goals in the second half at Wesleyan, including the game-tying score with 1:40 left in the game to help the Bantams rally from a 2-0 halftime deficit. She also assisted on the game-winner 6:27 into overtime. Her five points for the day were the first of her collegiate career.

September 13, 2004
Adrienne Showler, Amherst
(Senior, Midfielder - Ottawa, Ontario)
Amherst senior midfielder Adrienne Showler netted a pair of goals, including the game-winner in the 89th minute of play, in the Jeffs' 3-2 victory at Trinity College on Saturday.