Hutchinson Community College freshman forward Danielle Sheehy was named the NJCAA Division I Women’s Soccer National Player of the Week on Wednesday for her performances in two games last week.
In decisive victories over Neosho County and Labette, Sheehy became the first HCC women’s soccer player to score four goals and at least 10 points in consecutive games.
In the season opener against Neosho County, Sheehy scored four goals on 10 shots on goal and had two assists for a 10-point outing in a 7-0 victory over the Panthers.
Two days later, Sheehy connected on three second-half goals to add to a first-half tally, not to mention three assists for an 11-point game, the second-most points scored by an individual in HCC history.
Sheehy becomes the eighth different Lady Dragon since the program’s inception in 2005 to earn NJCAA National Player of the Week honors. She is the fifth player to earn the award and the first since goalkeeper Eunice Figueroa won national honors in Week 5 last season.
Hutchinson plays host to Cloud County at 5 p.m. today and Independence at 3 p.m. on Friday to close out a season-opening four-game homestand.
(HCC Sports Information)
HCC WOMEN’S SOCCER NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD WINNERS
2012 – Danielle Sheehy (Player)
2011 – Eunice Figueroa (Goalkeeper)
2011 – Melissa Hetherington (Player)
2010 – Mandy Stapleton (Goalkeeper)
2010 – Finola Corley (Player)
2010 – Caitlyn Coney (Player)
2008 – Michelle McElroy (Goalkeeper)
2006 – Jenny Yukich (Player)