WOMEN'S SOCCER: The Wildcats' Whitney Smith was named the Big Sky Conference women's offensive soccer player of the week for her performance Aug. 25-Sept. 1.

Smith scored five points on two goals and one assist to help the Wildcats to a win and a tie last week. Her assist came on Hayley McCoy's game-winner in the 17th minute of a 3-0 win over North Dakota on Thursday. She later scored against the Fighting Sioux in the 48th minute on a corner kick from Shaylee Hyde. On Sunday, she scored early, tallying in the 5th minute to help the 'Cats to a 2-2 tie with Boise State. She has now scored a goal in all three matches for the Wildcats (1-1-1) this season.

Northern Colorado goalkeeper Kirstin Salminen received the defensive honor.