Micheels and Jacobsen earn weekly awards

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — A pair of WKU Soccer student-athletes have earned awards this week. Sophomore Brina Micheels was tabbed the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week and was named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week. Fifth year senior Avery Jacobsen was named the C-USA Defensive Player of the Week.

The duo helped lead WKU to a 3-2 overtime win against preseason No. 18 Vanderbilt last Thursday, combining to score and assist on all three goals for the Lady Toppers.

Jacobsen scored the first goal of the match on a penalty kick, her first goal of the season and only the second of her career. She then assisted on Micheels’ free kick goal later in the match. The Las Vegas native was also a crucial part of holding Vanderbilt’s potent offense to one goal in the flow of the game.

Jacobsen has now earned C-USA Defensive Player of the Week honors three times in her career at WKU.

Micheels notched two goals, including the game-winner in overtime to secure the win for WKU. Her first goal came on a free kick opportunity. Jacobsen faked the Commodore defense first and then Micheels took the kick and sent it into the back of the net. Her second goal came on a penalty kick in overtime. The Plattsburgh, New York native rocketed her shot past the keeper to claim the win.

The awards are the first weekly awards of Micheels’ career on The Hill.

The Lady Toppers will be back in action on Friday, Sept. 3 against Tennessee Tech at the WKU Soccer Complex. First kick is set for 4 p.m.