SEC Offensive Player Of The Week
Kayla Grimsley, South Carolina
F • 5-4 • Sr. • Lakeland, Fla.
Kayla Grimsley had a record breaking for the Gamecocks with one goal and three assists to give Carolina a share of its first ever SEC title. Grimsley’s five-point weekend moves her to first place on the South Carolina all-time career points list at 116 (42 goals and 32 assists). She is now the only active player in the NCAA with over 40 goals and 30 assists in her career and is the only active player in the SEC with over 100 career points. Grimsley assisted on Ariane Lukens’s game-tying goal at LSU before adding a final assist on Carolina’s fourth goal of the match. Grimsley then added an assist on the game-winning goal against Arkansas before scoring in the 49th minute to break Jennie Ondo’s points record that had held strong since 1999. She has now scored 14 game-winning goals in her career and assisted on 11 other game-winning goals. Grimsley is now third in the SEC in points in conference play at 18 and leads the league in assists in SEC play.
SEC Defensive Player Of The Week
Meredith Snow, Ole Miss
D • 5-7 • Sr. • Cincinnati, Ohio
Meredith Snow helped lead Ole Miss to wins over Vanderbilt (3-0) and Kentucky (2-1 OT). She scored the third goal in a 3-0 win against Vanderbilt while anchoring a shutout against the Commodores. Snow also helped the team to a 2-1 overtime win on the road at Kentucky. This season Snow is serving as a team captain and has recorded two goals while helping the Rebels to six shutouts on the year.
SEC Freshman Of The Week
Pia Rijsdijk, Alabama
F • 5-7 • Numansdorp, Netherlands
Pia Rijsdijk has been the catalyst for the Tide’s push for Orange Beach. The newcomer from Netherlands propelled Alabama to its first victory over Tennessee since 1998 on the strength of the game-winner in the 14th minute. The win also marked the first time in school history that the Tide had beaten two ranked teams in the same season (1-0 vs. No. 22 San Diego State, Sept. 4). Pia has gotten comfortable with her transition in the last month of the season as the freshman has scored all four of her goals and handed out three of her four assists since Sept. 18. Her four helpers are tied for the team lead and her 12 points rank second.