Case Western Reserve University sophomore midfielder Anika Washburn was named the University Athletic Association women's soccer offensive athlete of the week as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.
Washburm helped the Spartans split a tough pair of road conference matches this weekend, as she scored three goals for six points. In the Spartans' 2-0 win over #12 Chicago on Friday, Washburn broke both the program single-season goals and point's record as her she scored both of the team's goals in the match. With the two goals she increased her season total to 13 goals and 31 point, which beats the previous records of 12 and 30. Washburn first put the Spartans on the board in the eighth minute, scoring on a cross from first-year midfielder Merry Meyer. In the 83rd minute, Washburn struck again for the record-setting goal to secure the win. First-year midfielder Johanna Dunkers found Washburn on the edge of the box. She then beat a defender and struck the ball past the diving goalkeeper into the back of the net. In Sunday's match against third-ranked Washington (Mo.), Washburn broke a scoreless tie with a penalty kick goal in the 52nd minute. The goal, Washburn's 14th of the season, adds to the program single-season goals and points record she broke in the last match.
For the season, Washburn now has 33 points on 14 goals and five assists. Washburn currently ranks first among all University Athletic Association players in goals and points, while also ranking third in shots (59). This was her third career UAA Athlete of the Week honor.
The Spartans will return home to DiSanto Field for their final match of the regular season on Saturday, November 9th against No. 23 Carnegie Mellon University. Before the 1:00 p.m. kickoff, the team will honor its four senior players— goalkeeper Lauren Unterborn, forward Kimberly Chen, defender Mary Kate Ford, and midfielder Jennifer Markley—as well as senior student coach Isabel Kazour as part of "Senior Day".
2019 CWRU Women's Soccer Weekly Honors
UAA Athlete of the Week
September 3rd – Anika Washburn (Offense)
September 9th – Bailey George (Defense)
September 30th – Anika Washburn (Offense)
November 4th – Anika Washburn (Offense)