SEWARD, Neb. – The first release of the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Soccer Players of the Week for the 2014 season brought a clean sweep for Concordia on Wednesday. Freshman forward Jessica Skerston earned offensive player of the week honors while sophomore goalkeeper Chrissy Lind collected defensive player of the week accolades for the second time in her career.
Lind, who hails from Colorado Springs, Colo., notched the fourth shutout of her career in the Bulldogs’ 1-0 season-opening victory over AIB (Iowa) on Aug. 29. Lind faced 10 total shots and made a pair of saves. It was the 15th career start in goal for Lind, who made 60 saves and had a 1.23 goals against average in 2013. Lind was also named GPAC defensive player of the week last season on Nov. 12, 2013, making her the recipient of the last two weekly league defensive honors.
Skerston, a native of St. Charles, Mo., picks up the offensive weekly award for the first time in her career. In the season opener, Skerston knocked in the game’s lone goal with a 76th-minute header off a well-executed cross from senior Melissa Stine. Last season as a high school senior, Skerston broke the Lutheran High single-season record by racking up 32 goals.
Both Lind and Skerston are back in action tonight (Sept. 3) as Concordia plays at Bellevue University in Omaha, Neb. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.