Feist, McDonald Earn First Women's Soccer Honors Of 2018
MADELINE FEIST, UC RIVERSIDE – OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Senior • MF • North Vancouver, BC, Canada • Sentinel Secondary School
➜ Madeline Feist played in role in all three UC Riverside goals to earn Big West Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week honors.
➜ The senior midfielder scored twice and assisted on a third goal as the Highlanders defeated Saint Mary’s (1-0) and Loyola Maryland (2-0) to kick off the 2018 season at home.
➜ Feist accounted for both game-winning goals. Her strike in the 99th minute against the Gaels came from 25 yards out. Feist notched another goal at the 14:00 mark to open scoring against Loyola Maryland, then picked up an assist on Darielle O’Brien’s insurance score in the 58th minute.
➜ The five points she racked up in one weekend equalled her entire output over 18 games in 2017.
Others nominated: Nano Oronoz (Cal State Fullerton); Bethany Fitzsimmons (CSUN); Nadiyah Siqueiros (Long Beach State); Jessica Clegg (UC Santa Barbara)
IMANI McDONALD, LONG BEACH STATE – DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Senior • GK • Long Beach, Calif. • Poly HS
➜ Imani McDonald collected her second career Big West Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week award after making a total of 12 saves against No. 2 UCLA and SMU.
➜ The Long Beach State netminder notched her eighth career shutout in the 1-0 victory over SMU. She stopped five shots to enable Nadiyah Siqueiros to score the clinching goal in the 57th minute.
➜ McDonald made seven saves against the Bruins and stymied them until the closing seconds when UCLA scored for the 1-0 win.
➜ McDonald finished the week 1-1 with a .923 save percentage.
Others nominated: Sophia Brown (Cal Poly); Laura Perjanik (UC Riverside); Amaya Zabalza (UC Santa Barbara)