Hat trick leads to GPAC honor for Deeter

By Jacob Knabel on Aug. 29, 2017 in Women's Soccer

GPAC release

SEWARD, Neb. – A first team all-conference performer last fall, Seward native Maria Deeter got her junior season off to a rousing start by recording the first hat trick of her career in last week’s 5-1 home win over Avila University. That effort allowed Deeter to garner the first Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week award of 2017, as announced by the conference on Tuesday (Aug. 29). Deeter earned earned the same honor late in her freshman campaign after helping the Bulldogs reach the GPAC tournament championship game.

Deeter serves as a team captain for a program coming off a GPAC postseason title in 2016. An attacking midfielder and product of Lincoln Lutheran High School, Deeter surfaced with goals in the ninth, 17th and 55th minutes as part of the season opening victory. She also assisted on freshman Kaitlyn Radebaugh’s first career goal. Deeter has now amassed 16 career goals, including six as a freshman and seven as a sophomore. Her career assist total stands at 12.

Deeter and the Bulldogs will return to action tonight (Aug. 29) and host York College at 5:30 p.m. CT. They will then get set for a trip to the Windy City and weekend games against Concordia-Chicago and Concordia-Wisconsin.