Rocke Named to Top Drawer Soccer Team, Earns Big Sky Weekly Honor

Rocke Named to Top Drawer Soccer Team, Earns Big Sky Weekly Honor



FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After recording nine saves for her eighth shutout of the season in the Lumberjacks 1-0 win over Northern Colorado last Friday, junior goalkeeper Tori Rocke was named to the national Women's Team of the Week and earned Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week Honors. Rocke led the Big Sky in goals against average, save percentage and shutouts during the regular season.

The Team of the Week is chosen after consulting match reports from all DI matches played in the preceding week. Other selections on the 11-player team of the week, which consists of one goalie, one defender, three midfielders and six forwards, come from nationally ranked schools including Stanford, North Carolina, Oregon State, Virginia and Maryland. Rocke's selection to the team is the second national honor earned by the Lumberjacks this season, as junior forward Jenna Samora was named a primetime performer by two weeks ago.

Rocke extended her NAU career shutout record to 19, putting her three shutouts behind Savannah Abercrombie for the Big Sky career record. In her last 11 games, she has allowed three goals and made 46 saves. The Big Sky award was the second of the year for Rocke and gave NAU seven straight weeks of winning either the Offensive or Defensive Player of the Week honor.

The full Women's Team of the Week for Monday Oct. 25 through Sunday, Oct. 31 is as follows:

GK: Tori Rocke, Northern Arizona
D: Milan Cabrera, Oregon State
M: Macky Wingo, Charlotte
M: Colleen Williams, Dayton
M: Sinead Farrelly, Virginia
F: Caitlin McDowell, Maryland
F: Tani Costa, Penn State
F: Courtney Jones, North Carolina
F: Christen Press, Stanford
F: Amanda Martorana, UCF
F: Whitney Weinraub, Charlotte

DID YOU KNOW...Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc., honored 167 Northern Arizona University student-athletes for their scholastic and athletic accomplishments at the 32nd annual Golden Eagle Awards on Thursday. The Golden Eagle Awards recognize NAU student-athletes who have made significant contributions to the Lumberjack athletics program while maintaining a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average.