Enka graduate Nicole Corcione has been named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s NCAA Division II player of the week.
More from her college, Columbus State (Ga.):
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the first time in program history, a Columbus State University women’s soccer player has been named the National Player of the Week by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as Nicole Corcione earned the Division II Female Player of the Week honors by the organization.
In addition, she becomes just the fourth Peach Belt Conference player to receive the honor.
“This is a great accomplishment for Nicole,” said CSU head coach Jay Entlich. “She has been playing tremendous for us the entire season and it’s great to see her get honored, not only by the conference, but by the entire nation. This is just a testament to the effort that she puts in day in and day out.”
Corcione had one of the best weeks all-time by a Lady Cougar scoring five goals and adding three assists in two CSU victories.
In one of the most impressive individual performances in CSU women’s soccer history last Tuesday against Georgia Southwestern, Corcione needed just 36 minutes to notch the 11th hat trick in program history.
Just two days later, Corcione was at it again, scoring two goals and adding three assists in CSU’s 9-0 victory over Emmanuel. Her seven points set the new single-match program record and she also became only the fifth Lady Cougar to record at least three assists in a single match.
Corcione is now atop the PBC leaderboard in all three major offensive categories. Through 12 matches, she has 10 goals, seven assists and 27 points. She ranks sixth in the nation in assists while being 11th in points and 19th in goals.
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