SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Mercer midfielder Ally Fordham has been named the Southern Conference women’s soccer player of the week for all competition from Sept. 4-10 after scoring three goals in two victories for the Bears.
Fordham, a freshman from El Cajon, California, scored her first collegiate goal against Georgia State to lift the Bears to a 1-0 win. With the Bears trailing 1-0 against Alabama A&M, Fordham broke through and scored the game-tying goal in the 68th minute. After Mercer went ahead 2-1. Fordham added an insurance goal in the 83rd minute to seal the game for the Bears.
Mercer next travels to Clinton, South Carolina, to play Presbyterian on Friday at 7 p.m. ET.
Also nominated: Erin Bonner (Samford), Sayres McKenna (Western Carolina) and Hayley Younginer (Wofford).
2017 SoCon Women’s Soccer Players of the Week
Aug. 22 Jordan Mueller, So., UTC
Aug. 29 Jermaine Seoposenwe, Sr., Samford
Sept. 5 Natalia Icen, Fr., Western Carolina
Sept. 12 Ally Fordham, Fr., Mercer