Gorodetsky Named UAA Athlete of the Week
Emory University sophomore Lauren Gorodetsky was named the University Athletic Association's (UAA) Defensive Athlete of the Week for Women's Soccer, after leading the Eagles to a pair of shutout victories last weekend.
Gorodetsky played all 180 shutout minutes on the Emory backline during the two wins, limiting opposing teams to a combined 10 shots, just four of which on goal. During a 3-0 win at Birmingham-Southern College, Gorodetsky helped hold the Panthers to just seven total shots and two on goal. In the Eagles' 6-0 home-opening victory against Maryville College on Sunday, the center back limited the Scots to just three shots, only two of which were on goal.
In addition, Gorodetsky contributed on the offensive end of the field, scoring the game-winning goal in each of the two contests. She struck on a rebound off a corner kick in the 16th minute against Birmingham-Southern, and headed in a corner kick in the seventh minute against Maryville.
This is the third UAA Women's Soccer Athlete of the Week honor for the 2010 all-American, who also won the award on October 25th and November 15th last season. Gorodetsky was also named the UAA Softball Athlete of the Week on two occasions last season.
Gorodetsky has helped Emory's defense record five shutouts through six games this season, including four-straight, as the Eagles have lowered their team goals-against average to 0.16 with 463-consecutive scoreless minutes. Gorodetsky and the fifth-ranked Eagles are undefeated through the first six games of the season with a 5-0-1 record.
The following Eagles have been named the UAA Women's Soccer Athlete of the Week this season:
September 12th: Emily Feldman (Offense)
September 19th: Lauren Gorodetsky (Defense)