RICHMOND, Va. – Senior midfielder Courtney McKee of the Tiger women’s soccer team has been named as the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 9, it has been announced by CAA officials.
It is the first time McKee has been honored as the CAA Player of the Week in her career. She is also the second Tiger to earn the award this season after junior forward Cheyenne Skidmore was named as the CAA Co-Player of the Week on Sept. 12.
In leading the Tigers to a pair of CAA wins over Hofstra and Northeastern, McKee scored three goals with an assist.
McKee recorded the first multi-goal game of her college career by scoring two goals in the Tigers’ first win over Hofstra since 1997, a 3-2 victory that snapped a 14-game winless streak against the Pride. On Sunday, she contributed a goal with an assist in the Tigers’ 3-1 verdict over Northeastern.
After scoring just two goals with one assist in her first three seasons, McKee has scored three goals with three assists this year.
“Courtney really stepped up her game this weekend,” Towson Coach Greg Paynter said. “We moved her from playing in the midfield to being more of a forward and she was in the right place at the right time for us.
“At this time of the year, we have been looking for our seniors to step up and Courtney did that for us against Hofstra and Northeastern,” Paynter added. “While she earned the award, all of our seniors made large contributions to the success we had this past weekend. They have a goal in mind of reaching the conference tournament and they are going to do whatever it takes to help our team reach that goal.”
Now 7-7 overall and 2-4 in the CAA, the Tigers will travel to Georgia State and UNC Wilmington this weekend.