After scoring five goals through the opening two matches of her collegiate career, Florida freshman Savannah Jordan is the pick for National Player of the Week by both the National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA) and Top Drawer Soccer.
Yesterday, Jordan was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week and today picked up the CollegeSoccer360.com National Freshman of the Week honor.
Two matches into her collegiate career and Jordan now owns five goals – the highest goal total for any Gator through a season’s opening two contests.
In Friday’s season opener versus Florida Gulf Coast, Jordan provided the go-ahead and insurance goals – with both coming in the final 10 minutes of the match. She is the first Gator freshman to score twice in a season opener since Aimee Wagstaff in the program’s debut match in 1995.
Jordan provided all the scoring in Sunday’s 3-1 win versus Oregon State. She now joins Florida All-Americans Andi Sellers (two in 1997) and Abby Wambach (one in 1998) as the only Gators to post a hat-trick as a freshman.
Jordan is the third Gator to pick up the Disney Soccer/NSCAA Player of the Week award for Florida, joining Erika Tymrak (2012/Aug. 29) and McKenzie Barney (2010/Sept. 15). Jordan’s accomplishments will be highlighted on Friday, Aug. 30, during the premiere games of the NSCAA College Soccer Special on NSCAATV.com. The College Soccer Special are live game broadcasts of NCAA Division I men’s and women’s games from around the country.