PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville sophomore goalkeeper Chelsea Schulte has been named the first winner of the Mid-South Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week award.
Schulte, a 5-10 sophomore from Burlington, stopped all six shots fired at her by West Liberty State University, an NCAA Div. II institution, in a 2-0 win on Friday night at Bob Amos Park. For Schulte, it was the second shutout in as many games this season after recording a 2-0 blanking of Bryan (Tenn.) College the week before.
A product of Conner High School, Schulte was the Mid-South Conference first-team all-conference goalkeeper a year ago as a freshman. She has stopped all 13 shots on goal taken by opponents this season.
It is her second player of the week honor. Both of them were won the first week the awards were handed out.
Schulte had three shutouts as a freshman, giving her five for her career. Last season she allowed 1.66 goals per game.
She is the only keeper in the Mid-South Conference who hasn’t allowed a goal to this point this year, and her 13 saves has her tied with Rio Grande’s Hannah Stickelman for the league lead.
The Offensive Player of the Week is Cumberland University’s Kelsey Langille. The Androssan, Alberta, freshman recorded a hat-trick (3 goals) in her first collegiate match to help Cumberland to an easy 7-0 win over Bryan College. At the Bethel University Classic, Langille scored once in the Bulldogs’ 3-1 win over Midland University and two more times in a 4-1 win over No. 24-ranked University of Science and Arts.
With her early-season scoring surge, Langille leads the conference in points and goals. Cumberland is 3-0 on the season.
The Bears are back in action on Saturday evening when they travel to Lookout Mountain, Ga., to play Covenant College at 5 p.m.