Kierstyn Harrington Nets ICAA Player of the Week Honors
October 7, 2013
Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for External Operations
TIFFIN, Ohio- The Sailfish women’s soccer team is coming off a pair of lopsided wins this past week over the likes of Florida Memorial University and Southeastern University as they put home a total of 12 goals while limiting the opposition to just one score in the two matches. A big part of their success can be attributed to junior Kierstyn Harrington who collected four goals on her way to being named the Independents Collegiate Athletic Association (ICAA) Player of the Week.
The ICAA for women's soccer includes Chowan University, Lincoln College, Oakland City University, Palm Beach Atlantic, Spring Hill College, Union University and Washington Adventist University. The award was picked by ICAA Director Mike Bond.
A junior from Downers Grove, Ill. and a transfer from the College of DuPage, Harrington has provided an offensive spark to the Sailfish of late and now leads the team with five goals and a total of 11 points.
The big week for Harrington began on Tuesday as part of PBA’s 5-0 rout of Florida Memorial as she netted a goal in each half as part of a balanced PBA attack.
She got back in the scoring column on Saturday as PBA hosted Southeastern in what turned out to be another showing centered around offensive firepower from the Sailfish attack. After assisting on a goal to sophomore Haily Johnson for the game’s opening score, Harrington would tally what would be the game-winner later in the half on an assist from teammate Elizabeth Gonzalez.
Harrington also posted perhaps the most important score of the day just before halftime as another Johnson assist found Harrington open in the box for a goal that would essentially put the match out of reach going into halftime at 4-0.
The ‘Fish will look to continue their recent all-around good play with a trip to Miami on Thursday, Oct. 10th as they will battle the College of Bahamas in a neutral site contest at Broward College beginning at 6 pm.