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Hunziker, Wolfe Named MIAA Players of the Week

Hunziker, Wolfe Named MIAA Players of the Week

The Kalamazoo College women's soccer team swept the MIAA Player of the Week awards Monday when Joy Hunziker and Hannah Wolfe were given the Offensive and Defensive awards, respectively. 

Hunziker, a sophomore from Allegan, Michigan, started the week off strong with as assist on Libby Munoz's go-ahead goal in what ended in a 3-2 loss to #2 Chicago on Tuesday. She followed up with a five point performance in Kalamazoo's first of two road matches over the weekend. Hunziker assisted Josie Sibley on the first goal of Friday's match against Aurora. She capitalized on both scoring opportunities she had in the game for her first two goals of the season and to give Kalamazoo a 4-0 win. In the Hornets' final match on Saturday, Hunziker assisted Sarah George on the lone goal of the evening to defeat #15 Wheaton (Ill.). 

"Joy was a superb attacking presence in each game last week by consistently creating goal scoring opportunities for herself and her teammates." said coach Bryan Goyings. "It was great to see her get on the scoresheet against Aurora and her assist was key to setting up Sarah (George) for the game winning goal on Saturday against Wheaton."

Sophomore goalie Hannah Wolfe, a native of West Bloomfield, Michigan, began the week with a season high 11 saves in the Hornets' 3-2 loss to #2 Chicago. She was key in Kalamazoo's two victories over the weekend, as well. The keeper collected ten saves in the two matches and posted shut outs against both Aurora and #15 Wheaton (Ill.). Wolfe (3-2) now ranks second in the MIAA with 29 saves and second in save percentage at 85.3%.   

Head coach Bryan Goyings on Wolfe: "Hannah was simply phenomenal this weekend, especially against Wheaton. Her timely saves were critical to keeping the game scoreless early on. Late in the match, her sure hands and composure under pressure were key to preserving the victory."

Goyings added, "I was pleased with how the team bounced back after the Chicago loss. Both victories were total team efforts, but it is nice to see both Hannah and Joy get recognized for their contributions."

The Hornets look to continue their road match winning streak on Wednesday when they travel to Concordia Chicago. The match is set to begin at 5:00 p.m.