BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech's Ashley Kinser (Johnson City, Tenn.) was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's National Player of the Week, the organization announced Wednesday. The senior defender scored two goals to help upset the NSCAA/adidas No. 10-ranked Boston College Eagles, 3-0, in the regular season finale this past Sunday after also recording an assist against Longwood last Thursday in another shutout victory, 4-0. For her efforts, Kinser was also named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Week and was placed on the Soccer America and Soccer Buzz teams of the week. The national player of the week honor is a first for the women's soccer program. Kentucky's Tim Crone earned NSCAA National Player of the Week honors on the men's side. Each week, a male and female player is selected by a committee from a nomination pool comprised of players of the week from each NCAA Division I soccer conference. The players are announced each Wednesday through NSCAA.com, the official website of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. They also are recognized at halftime of the NSCAA College Game of the Week on Fox Soccer Channel, a schedule of 20 men's and women's intercollegiate matches. The FSC broadcast season concludes this week with an ACC men's soccer showdown with No. 2 Wake Forest (13-1-2) hosting No. 21 Virginia (10-5-2), with an 8 p.m. ET kickoff on Friday, Nov. 9.
Kinser voted NSCAA's National Player of the Week
Senior also named to the Soccer Buzz and Soccer America teams of the week
November 7, 2007