Hewitt, Leonardi Take Home First Women's Soccer Weekly Awards of 2012
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The 2012 women's soccer season began for six America East teams over the weekend and a pair of standout performers are the conference's first weekly award winners of the year.
Boston University's Brea Hewitt totaled five points in a pair of wins to earn Player of the Week honors while Stony Brook's Aley Leonardi scored her first career goal to garner Rookie of the Week accolades. The award recipients for the week ending Aug. 19 were announced Monday afternoon.
Hewitt (Ashburn, Va.) helped the 23rd-ranked Terriers get off to a good start in 2012 as she scored twice and added an assist in a pair of 3-0 wins over Central Connecticut State and Northeastern, respectively. The senior midfielder gave her team a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute Friday against the Blue Devils by sending home a corner kick off a rebound. She then made the score 3-0 in the 77th minute as she finished a cross from Megan McGoldrick to complete her first career multi-goal game. Hewitt, whose five points were more than her previous career total (4 in 36 games), capped her week by setting up Jamie Turchi's goal in the 75th minute of the Terriers' win over the Huskies Sunday.
Leonardi (Kennebunkport, Maine) got her career off to a good start as her goal in the 69th minute against Temple tied the score and helped stony Brook earn a 1-1 draw. The freshman forward took a feed from Caitlin Pfeiffer cross and sent it home from the top of the 18-yard box for her first collegiate goal.
2012 Women's Soccer Weekly Award Winners
Aug. 20 - Player of the Week: Brea Hewitt (Boston U.); Rookie of the Week: Aley Leonardi (Stony Brook)