Nebraska Wesleyan University junior midfielder/forward Brooke Woodward (Hastings, Neb.) is this week’s Association of Division III Independents women’s soccer Player of the Week. Woodward her streak of game-winning goals to three games, as NWU shut out its two opponents on the week, 3-0 over Concordia University (Neb.) and 1-0 over Dordt College.
Her goal in the 10th minute against NAIA Region III No. 4 Concordia was the first of three NWU goals and her score against NAIA Region III No. 3 Dordt came with just four minutes remaining in the match. Dordt was one of just two GPAC teams to defeat the Prairie Wolves a season ago, blanking NWU 3-0 at home. With the win over the Defenders, Wesleyan continues their unbeaten streak at home, improving to 20-0-3 in Abel Stadium since Oct. 11, 2003. NWU is the only unbeaten team remaining in conference play. Woodward leads the team in game-winning goals (4) and is second in goals (4) and points (9). Under head coach Jane Hoops, Wesleyan improves to 6-2-2 overall and 3-0-1 in the GPAC.