George Mason, Duquesne Take #A10WSOC Weekly Awards
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - George Mason's Nia Elbeck has been named the Atlantic 10 Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Duquesne goalkeeper, Kyra Murphy was named Defensive Player of the Week, while Elbeck's freshman teammate Emma van der Vorst earned Rookie of the Week accolades. The awards are for games played Aug. 27 - Sep. 2.
Elbeck, a senior from Hanover, Md., scored the game-winner in the 57th minute to lift the Patriots to a 2-1 victory over East Carolina last Sunday. It's the fourth straight season that Elbeck has recorded a game-winning goal. George Mason won the first two games of a three-game homestand, also defeating Old Dominion 2-1 scores.