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Finlandia's L'Esperance and Makela Net Women's Soccer Honors

Finlandia's L'Esperance and Makela Net Women's Soccer Honors

Kristen L'Esperance and Haley Makela of Finlandia have been named the American Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Soccer Players of the Week.

L'Esperance, a junior midfielder from Brighton, MI, had a huge week to lead Finlandia to a 4-0 mark. She had seven goals with six assists for 20 points. L'Esperance had the game-winning goal against Northland College (Oct. 1) and Crown (Oct. 4) and assisted on the game-winning goal vs. Grace Christian (Oct. 6) and Mount Mary (Oct. 7). She had a hat trick against Crown and set the school single-game record with five assists vs. Mount Mary.

Makela, a senior goalkeeper from Atlantic Mine, MI (Jeffers HS), also had a monster week for the Lions. She gave up one goal, posted three shutouts and had 14 saves in 374 minutes, 46 seconds of action. Makela broke the single-season record for wins and shutouts and set the career record for minutes played against Grace Christian.

Others Nominated:  Offensive: Lindsey Brown (Thomas More), Katie Herba (SUNY Delhi), Karina Salgado (Mount Mary). Defensive: Abby Hutcheson (Thomas More), Madison Papaj (Alfred State), Rachael Scoones (SUNY Delhi), Hannah Rose (Mount Mary).

HONOR ROLL

OFFENSE
September 4 - Kristen L'Esperance, Finlandia
September 11 - Kristen L'Esperance, Finlandia
September 18 - Karina Saldago, Mount Mary
September 25 - Kristen L'Esperance, Finlandia
October 2 - Michayla Salatel, Alfred State

DEFENSE
September 4 - Knowles, Finlandia
September 11 - Haley Jacquez, Mount Mary
September 18 - Haley Makela, Finlandia
September 25 - Rachael Scoones, SUNY Delhi
October 2 - Barbara Camilo, Mills