SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Furman forward Kyndal Anderson and defender Arianna Milicia have been named the Southern Conference women’s soccer offensive and defensive players of the week, respectively, for all competition Oct. 1-7.
Anderson scored a goal in each of Furman’s wins on the week as the Paladins downed defending SoCon tournament champion UNCG 2-0 and VMI by the same score two days later. Up 1-0, the redshirt freshman, who leads Furman with seven goals, put the Paladins up by a pair in the 34th minute. Anderson, a native of Greenville, South Carolina, received a cross at the 6-yard box from Angela Steidl and scored her sixth goal of the year. In the 63rd minute against VMI, Milicia served a long free kick from the right side and Anderson was there to collect and score.
In addition to her assist, Milicia, Furman’s starting right back, helped the Paladins run their shutout streak to three matches as the Paladins moved to 3-0-1 in SoCon play and remain undefeated in the conference.
The recognition is the first for both Anderson and Milicia.
After back-to-back home games, Furman remains at home for the next three. The Paladins host ETSU on Friday, Oct. 11, and Western Carolina on Sunday, Oct. 13. Furman hosts Wofford on Friday, Oct. 18, before finishing conference play at The Citadel and Mercer.
Also nominated for offensive player of the week: Sarah Adcock (Mercer), Grace Kennedy (UNCG), Kyla Reynolds (Samford), Chloe Arnold (Chattanooga) and Katie Gilligan (Wofford).
Also nominated for defensive player of the week: Elena Pisani (ETSU), Abby Bucholz (UNCG), Morgan McAslan (Samford) and Abbey Saddler (Chattanooga).
2019 SoCon Women’s Soccer Offensive Players of the Week
Aug. 27 Caitlyn Reilly, Sr., MF, Furman
Sept. 3 Nicole Icen, Fr., F, Mercer
Sept. 10 Abigail Zoeller, Jr., F/MF, Mercer
Sept. 17 Taylor Yount, Fr., F, Samford
Sept. 24 Gabi Santora, Fr., F/MF, UNCG
Oct. 1 Sarah Connolly, Jr., F, ETSU
Oct. 8 Kyndal Anderson, R-Fr., F, Furman
2019 SoCon Women’s Soccer Defensive Players of the Week
Aug. 27 Abbey Saddler, So., GK, Chattanooga
Sept. 3 Tess Mrozek, So., GK, ETSU
Sept. 10 Abbey Sadder, So., GK, Chattanooga
Sept. 17 Melody Mezzina, Fr., GK, Western Carolina
Sept. 24 Morgan McAslan, So., GK, Samford
Oct. 1 Kellsey Weaver, Sr., GK, Furman
Oct. 8 Arianna Milicia, Sr., D, Furman