The Southeastern Conference announced its most recent players of the week on Monday, recognizing outstanding performances from another week of action on the pitch.
Arin Gilliland, Kentucky
F • 5-8• Jr. • Lexington, Ky.
Gilliland scored three goals in Friday night’s 4-1 win over Tennessee, collecting her first-career hat trick. Gilliland scored all three goals in the run of play, with the tallies coming in the 8th, 25th and 40th minutes. The MAC Herrmann Award finalist now has seven goals and eight assists on the season, and has scored multiple times in two games this season (at No. 10 West Virginia, W, 4-2).
Alicen Wright, Auburn
GK • 5-6 • Jr. • Chino Hills, Calif.
Wright recorded a double-overtime shutout against Georgia to help Auburn earn first point of the 2013 conference season. She tallied seven saves against the Bulldogs, upping her season total to 35 and her average per game to 3.89, good for seventh in the SEC. The shutout against Georgia was sixth of her career and second as a Tiger.
Liz Keester, Texas A&M
F • 5-6 • Tulsa, Okla.
Keester recorded her first-ever multi-goal match with a pair of goals in a 4-3 overtime victory over Arkansas last Friday, including the game-winner in overtime. Keester started the cavalcade of goals in the third minute of action¬. In overtime, Keester scored the golden goal from the left corner of the penalty with a shot that had enough mustard on it to find the back of the net despite leaping Arkansas netminder getting a mitt on the ball.