Joliet, Ill. - Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Player of the Week honors in women's soccer are starting to become the norm for Saint Xavier University and, in particular, senior forward Lissa Coby (Ingleside, Ill./Grant Community), who earned the offensive recognition for the third time in six weeks for the seven-day period ending September 30. However, Coby was not the only repeat winner. Her teammate, junior defender Britney Kendzora (Lemont, Ill./Lemont), was also recognized as the league's Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.
With Coby and Kendzora's selections, SXU has now swept POW honors in women's soccer three times this year with the Cougars having representation on either the offensive or defensive side of the ball seven times amongst the total of 12 recipients. Coby gained the distinction this time by totaling two goals and four assists in two league games for SXU. She started the week by providing assists on three of SXU's five goals in a 5-0 win over Cardinal Stritch University (Wis.) on Wednesday. That was followed by her two goals and assist on the game-winning goal in a 4-1 victory over Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) on Saturday. The two goals and four assists give Coby 12 goals and nine assists on the season, both of which lead the club.
Kendzora dominated in the back row with her play, especially in the air. She was a major force behind SXU's sixth shutout of the season on Wednesday. Then, against Illinois Tech, she authored the game-winning goal, while limiting the Scarlet Hawks to just the one tally.
Saint Xavier remained one-half game out of first place with the pair of conference wins. The Cougars currently stand at 10-1 overall and 4-1 in the CCAC, just behind Trinity International University (7-4, 4-0) and tied with Olivet Nazarene University (8-4-1, 4-1). SXU hosts Olivet Nazarene on Wednesday, October 3, at 4 p.m. at Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field in Chicago.Click here to see the entire list of CCAC Players of the Week