UNCG junior midfielder Maximilian Schulz has been named the Southern Conference’s men’s soccer player of the week for all matches Aug. 24-26. In
his UNCG debut, the Northeim, Germany, native had a hand in both of the Spartans’ goals in their 2-2 tie with UNCW on Friday. Schulz, who played all 110 minutes in the double-overtime contest, assisted on UNCG’s first goal in the 23rd minute and scored the equalizer in the 53rd after the Spartans had fallen behind. After the opening weekend of play, Schulz shares the SoCon scoring lead with three points. UNCG returns to action Tuesday at East Tennessee State at 7 p.m. Also nominated: Lee Williams (Appalachian State), Ralphie Lundy (College of Charleston), Chris Thomas (Elon) and Danny Hojaij (Furman).
2012 SoCon Men’s Soccer Players of the Week
Aug. 28 Maximilian Schulz, UNCG
UNCG’s White Named Player of the Week
UNCG freshman forward Chesney White has been named the Southern Conference’s women’s soccer player of the week for all matches Aug. 20-26. White scored two goals as the Spartans went 2-0 last week, knocking off No. 7 Wake Forest on Friday and topping UNC Asheville 7-0 on Sunday. The Franklin, Tenn., native nodded in the lone goal of the contest Friday as UNCG picked up the 1-0 win over the Demon Deacons on their home turf. The victory was the Spartans’ second over a top-10 Wake Forest squad in the last three seasons, both of them in Winston-Salem, N.C., and marked the highest-ranked opponent UNCG has ever beaten. White followed up her performance Friday with a goal in the romp over the Bulldogs in Greensboro, N.C., two days later. She is the second Spartan freshman to earn SoCon player of the week honors this season, as teammate Jamie Simmons took the inaugural award last week. UNCG (2-1) is back in action this weekend at the UK Tropical Smoothie Invitational in Lexington, Ky. The Spartans will take on tournament host Kentucky on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Louisville on Sunday at noon. Also nominated: Amy Werdine (Appalachian State), McCallie Jones (College of Charleston), Mariana Garcia (The Citadel), Ranae Cairns (Davidson), Kate Murphy (Elon), Stephanie DeVita (Furman), Nora El-Shami (Georgia Southern), McKenzie Thomas (Samford), Becca Smith (Chattanooga) and Christine Kaznowski (Western Carolina).
2012 SoCon Women’s Soccer Players of the Week
Aug. 21 Jamie Simmons, UNCG
Aug. 28 Chesney White, UNCG