The Southeastern Conference announced its soccer players of the week Monday, recognizing outstanding performances from another week of action around the league.
Arin Gilliland, Kentucky
F • 5-6 • Jr. • Lexington, Ky.
Gilliland scored a career single-game high six points in Kentucky’s 4-2 win on the road at No. 19 West Virginia. She scored 10 seconds into the match to put Kentucky up 1-0, and then added another on a penalty kick in the 66th. The Lexington, Ky., native was involved in all four of UK’s goals as she had an assist on UK’s second and third goals. Gilliland also assisted on the game-winning goal in UK’s 1-0 win over UTSA on Friday night. Gilliland leads Kentucky with seven assists on the year.
Christa Neary, South Carolina
D • 5-7 • Jr. • West Deptford, N.J.
Played a key role from her defensive position in leading USC to a pair of shutout victories. In a game that the Gamecocks controlled from start to finish, but struggled to find the back of the net, Neary notched the game’s only goal in the 67th minute to help South Carolina move its unbeaten streak to eight games by topping East Carolina 1-0. Anchored a defense that held USF scoreless in a 1-0 win.
Marion Crowder, Georgia
F • 5-4 • Madison, Miss.
Scored a total of five goals on the weekend – four vs. College of Charleston on Sunday – to finish with 10 points while notching both game-winning goals as Georgia swept Long Beach State and C of C. Her game-winner vs. LBSU came with 10 minutes to play. On Sunday she became the first player to score four goals in a game for the Bulldogs since 2003, while she now leads the team in both goals (6) and points (13) on the year.