Skerston grabs GPAC Player of the Week honors

SEWARD, Neb. – Sophomore Jessica Skerston was named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week announced Tuesday, Sept. 22. Skerston received the award after racking up three goals and two assists over three games last week. The recognition is the sophomore’s second GPAC weekly honor.

Last week’s three matches were all wins for the Bulldogs with the help of Skerston. The St. Charles, Mo. Native tallied three goals, two assists and eight shots on goal last week. In the tilt vs Johnson & Wales University, Skerston scored two of the squad’s goals to take the match, 3-0.

This season, Skerston has five goals in seven games, which averages to .71 goals per game, ranking her seventh in the GPAC. She is also tied for fifth in total goals and assists per game (.43), tied for fourth in total assists (3), third in shots per game (4.14), fifth in shots on goal per game (2.29) in the GPAC.

Less than two years into her career, Skerston has marked up 22 goals and 63 shots on goal. She is second on the team in shots, shots on goal and in goals on the 2015 season. The sophomore leads the Bulldogs in total assists for the year.

The No. 16 Concordia women’s soccer team (6-1) will return to the pitch Saturday, Sept. 26 as it travels to Orange City, Iowa to take on GPAC foe Northwestern College. Kickoff is slated for 5 p.m.