Week one of the college season kicked off last weekend, and FC WIsconsin alums were making news all over the country, and some have already earned conference weekly honors. Check out the week one summary of how Wisconsin's top players faired:
· Wisconsin: http://www.uwbadgers.com/index.aspx?path=wsoc
o Wisconsin started the season with a 1-0 win over UCF, with the game-winning goal from Dani Rhodes, a PK save from Jordyn Bloomer, and Payton Wesley starting in the backline. In game 2, the Badgers dropped a 1-0 decision to #1 Florida State University.
o Marquette had 2 tough results to start the season, dropping narrow decisions to Colorado State and Ball State. Brianna Jaeger started both games, Mary Kate Simon saw time, and Maddy and Emma Tabor are ready to go!
· Milwaukee: http://mkepanthers.com/index.aspx?path=wsoc&
o Taylor Tabbert and UWM started 2-0 with wins over DePaul and Northern Illinois.
o Audrey Poorman and Auburn dropped a heartbreaker to #14 South Florida 1-2.
Illinois State: http://goredbirds.com/index.aspx?path=wsoc
o Kate Del Fava earned Missouri Valley Offensive Player of the Week with her 2 goals in the season-opening win for the Redbirds.
· Mississippi State: https://hailstate.com/index.aspx?path=wsoc
o Hailey Farrington-Bentil helped MSU to an opening win, and started in their 0-1 loss to BYU.
· Louisville: http://www.gocards.com/index.aspx?path=wsoc
o Taylor Kerwin came off the bench in a 3-0 win over Morehead State.
o Maddie Hoitink and the Big Red open their season this coming weekend.
o Ali Menard started in Davidson’s 2-0 win over Winthrop after coming off the bench in their season-opening 3-2 win over Gardner-Webb.
o DePaul dropped two one-goal decisions to SMU and Milwaukee, with freshman Maria Nordness starting in the backline both games and Mikaela Hoard in reserve.
o Mary Dewalt started in a win over Drake and a tie against Boston University.
· Washington State: http://www.wsucougars.com/index.aspx?path=wsoc
o Elyse Bennett scored in the opening 4-0 win over Seattle University, helping the Cougars to a top 15 national ranking.
· University of Rochester: http://uofrathletics.com/index.aspx?path=wsoc&tab=_soccer
o Andrea Lopez and Rochester begin their season next week.
o Jen Wandt and the Bears opened up with a 4-2 win over Northwestern State.
· Washington St. Louis: http://washubears.com/sports/wsoc/index
o Kristin Reikersdorfer and WashU open their season next week.
o Jess Cooley started both games in wins over DePaul and Northwestern.
· Wright State: http://www.wsuraiders.com/index.aspx?path=wsoc
o Kat Schmidt started both games in wins over Marian and Miami (OH).
· Creighton: https://gocreighton.com/index.aspx?path=wsoc
o Freshman Jordie Rothwell came off the bench in a big 3-2 win over Kansas State in her first collegiate game.
· Valparaiso: http://www.valpoathletics.com/wsoccer/default/
o Freshman Nicole Norfolk started her first two collegiate games, but Valpo dropped close 0-1 decisions to Oakland and Green Bay.
· Iowa State: http://cyclones.com/index.aspx?path=wsoc
o Iowa State and Taylor Wiegert dropped a tough 0-3 decision to #4 UCLA before claiming a 1-0 win over UC-Irvine.
· Cardinal Stritch: http://www.stritchwolves.com/index.aspx?path=wsoc&tab=soccer2
o Maria Downs and Stritch open up next week.
· UW Oshkosh: http://www.uwoshkoshtitans.com/sports/wsoc/index
o Sierra Koch and Oshkosh open up this week
o Mia Manney and DePauw open up this week.
· Carthage College: https://athletics.carthage.edu/index.aspx?path=wsoc
o Anna Butler and Carthage open up this week.
· Southeast Missouri State: http://www.gosoutheast.com/index.aspx?path=wsoc&
o Hanna Compornolle started with Katie Wegmann in reserve in a 3-2 win over University of Southern Mississippi
· University of St. Thomas: https://www.tommiesports.com/sports/wsoc/index
o Liz Murphy and St. Thomas open up this week.
· University of Portland: https://portlandpilots.com/index.aspx?path=wsoc
o Gina Muzi and the Pilots tied Washington 0-0 to open the year.
· University of Wisconsin – Parkside: https://parksiderangers.com/index.aspx?path=wsoc
o Sophia Toscano and the Rangers open up this week.
· St. Norbert University: https://www.snc.edu/athletics/soccerw/
o Hanna Lech and St. Norbert open up this week