November 6, 2018

How the West was Won - Week 10

By Ryan Bascue

The final regional rankings before the conference tournaments came out earlier this past week just in time for the championships this past weekend. Prior to the conference tournaments, Hardin-Simmons (16-1-1, 10-0-1) stayed at number one in the West region. At the number two spot was Texas Dallas (16-2-1, 9-1-1) followed by Trinity (Texas) (16-1-1, 13-0) then Puget Sound (13-5-2, 12-2-2) in the fourth spot then Cal Lutheran (10-3-5, 8-2-4) and finally at the sixth spot in the region, Pacific Lutheran (13-3-4, 12-2-2). These will definitely change after the conference tournaments this past weekend as all but the NWC have a conference championship tournament, but more on all that later.

Player(s) of the Week; Week

In the ASC, Offensive Player of the Week honors went to Texas Dallas's Keely Fillmann had two goals in the regular season finale against LeTourneau (11-6-2, 7-4) and she also notched an assist against East Texas Baptist (8-8-1, 5-6) Defensive Player of the Week was shared this week by Hardin-Simmon's goalkeeper Caitlin Christiansen who had two shutouts against Mary Hardin-Baylor (12-5-2, 9-2) and McMurry (Texas) (6-12-1, 3-7-1) and Texas-Tyler's ( 11-2-1) keeper, Maya Dossing who also boasted two shutouts against the likes of Louisiana College (2-13-1, 1-9-1) and Belhaven (2-14-2, 1-9-1)

In the NWC, Offensive Player of the Week went to Gabbie Berg of Puget Sound. Berg had two goals against Willamette (12-4-4, 8-4-4). Defensive Player of the Week went to Natalie Robinson. The senior goalkeeper allowed one goal and...

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How the West was Won


How the West was Won provides coverage of Division III women's soccer in the NCAA West region, which with 41 has the fewest women's teams of the eight NCAA regions but which clearly covers the largest acreage. There are no Division III programs in several of the "Western" states while Johnson and Wales - Denver in year one of the provisional membership is Colorado's first. Texas (16) and California (11) account for most of the teams and adding the NWC programs in Oregon (5) and Washington (4) brings the total to 36 of the 41 teams in the region. ASC, NWC, SCAC and SCIAC are the confernces in the West region.


Each week the more significant results of the previous week are discussed, along with impressions and analysis, followed by the selection of a game to keep an eye on in the week ahead.


Ryan Bascue


Ryan Bascue is a Hardin-Simmons University graduate (Communications, 2015; MBA in Sports Management, 2017). While at HSU, he worked for the entire spectrum of HSU Athletics while playing football. After football season, he worked for the sports information department as a student assistant for three years. While a graduate assistant, Ryan, had the opportunity to refine his sports knowledge and game-day management skills with responsibility for general day to day operations that come with working for a collegiate athletic department. [see full bio]


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