SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG goalkeeper Jamie Simmons (Houston, Texas/Clear Brook HS) has been named the Southern Conference women's soccer Player of the Week for matches Oct. 5-7 after making 18 saves over the weekend, the league office announced Tuesday.
"We are very excited for Jamie and our program," said head coach Steve Nugent. "Jamie has done an amazing job in goal for us the entire season and is one of the top goalkeepers in our conference. She has proven game after game how valuable she is to us. As good of a player as Jamie is, she has proven to be an equal leader and teammate."
Simmons helped UNCG to a 1-0-1 weekend, tying a school-record set by Kathryn Clewly in 2001 with 15 saves against Furman. Simmons turned away a penalty kick in double overtime to keep the game tied at 1-1 and stopped six shots alone on reigning SoCon Player of the Month Stephanie DeVita.
The Houston, Texas native picked up her second SoCon Player of the Week award joining former goalkeeper Kelsey Kearney as the only keepers to win multiple player of the week awards. Simmons also backed up her performance against Furman with a three-save shutout victory against Wofford (1-0) last Sunday.
The Spartans host Davidson on Senior Night Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. before facing Georgia Southern Sunday at 2 p.m. at the UNCG Soccer Stadium.
2012 SoCon Women's Soccer Players of the Week
Aug. 21 Jamie Simmons, UNCG
Aug. 28 Chesney White, UNCG
Sept. 4 Katie Merson, Georgia Southern
Sept. 11 Kaley Blanton, Samford
Sept. 18 Julia Holz, Appalachian State
Sept. 25 Jennifer Lauer, Western Carolina
Oct. 2 Stephanie DeVita, Furman
Oct. 9 Jamie Simmons, UNCG
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