On the heels of a sweep of its four-match Hawaiian road swing, Dixie State women’s soccer team picked up two Pacific West Conference weekly awards on Monday. Junior forward Darian McCloy was named PacWest Player of the Week, while senior goalkeeper Angelica Ciucci was selected as the league’s Defender of the Week.
McCloy (5-foot-4; Herriman, Utah/Herriman HS) earned her second conference offensive award in three weeks after she tallied nine points on four goals and one assist in three games last week. She had her boot on all four goals in DSU’s 4-1 at Hawai’i Pacific, including her first collegiate hat trick to go with one assist. McCloy then closed the trip with her PacWest-leading 10th goal of the year in the Trailblazers’ 5-0 win at Chaminade last Saturday. McCloy also leads the PacWest in points (22) and is ranked in the top 30 nationally in goals per game (20th, 0.79) and in points per game (29th, 1.71).
Ciucci (5-6; Stockholm, Sweden/Thorildsplans Gymnasium) earned all three wins and recorded 180 shutout minutes in goal. She made two saves against both HPU and Chaminade, playing in the first half of both matches, and earned a solo shutout win with three more saves against Hawai’i Hilo last Thursday. Ciucci has not allowed a goal in her last 235 minutes of game action with 14 total saves.
Dixie State (8-5-0, 6-2-0 PacWest), which has won six straight and is third in the conference standings, closes its 2016 regular season with five-straight PacWest home matches, beginning with a date vs. Academy of Art on DSU's Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m., at Legend Solar Stadium.
Steve Johnson is the Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations and Collegiate Licensing at Dixie State University. For more DSU Athletics news, please visit www.dixieathletics.com and follow Dixie State on Twitter at @DixieAthletics.