Friday, May 28, 2010

Silverbacks' Newfield Named First W-League POW

Forward Alexa Newfield, a high school senior who scored a goal and assisted on two others as the Atlanta Silverbacks shut out the Tampa Bay Hellenic 3-0 May 22, was named Thursday the first United Soccer Leagues W-League Player of the Week.

Here are the other players who earned recognition through the USL W-League Team of the Week:

USL W-LEAGUE TEAM OF THE WEEK

GOALKEEPER
Sarah Fioini, London Gryphons
Had 14 saves in scoreless draw with Kalamazoo Outrage

DEFENDERS
Holly King, Washington Freedom Futures
Led defenders in shutout win over New Jersey Rangers

Susan Weber, Long Island Rough Riders
Scored game-winning goal in 90' of 3-2 win over New York Magic

Rachel Gerdin, Hampton Roads Piranhas
Led team in scoreless draw with Charlotte Lady Eagles

Shelley Lyle, Charlotte Lady Eagles
Led defenders in scoreless draw with Hampton Roads Piranhas

MIDFIELDERS
Fortuna Velej, Washington Freedom Futures
Scored two goals in 3-0 win over New Jersey Rangers

Rashida Sherman, New York Magic
Scored goal and assisted on another in 3-2 loss to Long Island Rough Riders

Kyri-Ann Harbrueger, Atlanta Silverbacks
Scored game-winning goal in 1-0 win over Hampton Roads Piranhas

FORWARDS
Katie Ryan, New Jersey Rangers
Scored two goals in 3-1 win over New York Magic

Chelsea Klotz, Tampa Bay Hellenic
Scored four goals in 5-0 shutout over Northern Virginia Majestics

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