ATTLEBORO, Mass. – The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) announced on Monday its weekly award winners for the period ending October 8, 2017 with Southern Vermont College freshman Nicole Shapiro (New Windsor, N.Y.) being selected as the Women's Soccer Rookie of the Week.
Shapiro notched her first two collegiate points on Saturday with a pair of assists during the Mountaineers' 5-0 win over Wheelock College.
Her first helper came in the opening stanza when the rookie carried the ball into the right side of the penalty area; she brought it all the way to the six-yard box before crossing it into the middle where junior captain Molly Madore (Higganum, Conn.) was waiting to punch it in. Shapiro then added a second assist in the final 45 minutes with a long cross from the right touchline to the top of the box—setting up junior teammate Naya Cerda (West Islip, N.Y.).
Monday's laurel is Southern Vermont's third NECC Rookie of the Week honor this year as freshmen Rileigh Griffiths (Milford, N.Y.) and Jayne Wierzbicki (Wilmington, Mass.) were bestowed with the award on September 18 and October 2, respectively.
Shapiro and the Mountaineers are right back in league action on Monday with a 1 p.m. kickoff at Mitchell College.
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