On the heels of her selection as the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, Minnesota’s Sydney Squires has been named the United Soccer Coaches and NCAA National Player of the Week, according to releases from those organizations.
Squires, a senior from Hudson, Wisconsin, tied a school record with four goals, all during a span of 17:12 early in the second half of the Golden Gophers’ 6-1 win over Iowa State on Sunday. Three of Squires’ goals came on headers, and she also added an assist in the first half. Having factored into five of her team’s six goals on the afternoon, Squires’ nine points were the second-highest single-match point total in Minnesota history.
Squires is the second Big Ten student in as many weeks to earn the United Soccer Coaches National Player of the Week award. Nebraska’s Elyse Huber was chosen for the honor on Aug. 22.