Thursday, September 23, 2010

Former Aurora soccer players earn RMAC honors

A pair of former Aurora prep soccer players now at the Colorado School of Mines were honored by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference for their performance last week, as Eaglecrest grad Briana Schulze was tabbed RMAC Defensive Player of the Week and Smoky Hill grad Megan Woodworth garnered the conference's Offensive Player of the Week award.
Schulze, a senior goalkeeper who was the RMAC Pre-season Defensive Player of the Year, played 180 minutes and allowed just two goals and made 10 saves in the Orediggers' 2-1 victory over Regis on Sept. 17 and a 2-1 win against UC-Colorado Springs on Sept. 19. At Eaglecrest, Schulze made the All-Centennial League first team three times and was also The Aurora Sentinel's All-City goalkeeper for her final three seasons before graduating in 2007.

Woodworth, a sophomore midfielder, provided the offense the Orediggers needed to win both those games, scoring all four of the team's goals. She leads the conference in goals with six and points with 13. Woodworth was one of the valedictorians of Smoky Hill's 2009 graduating class and played soccer and swam at the school.

The Mines soccer team moved to 3-1-2 overall and 2-0 in RMAC play prior to games against Colorado Christian on Sept. 22 and Metro State on Sept. 24.