Flanary Named WAC Soccer Offensive Player of the Week

LOGAN, Utah – Junior forward Shantel Flanary was named the Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, Monday. This is the third career WAC Player of the Week honor for Flanary and her second this season.Flanary, a junior forward from Highland, Utah (Lone Peak HS), scored two goals and added an assist as Utah State went 1-0-1 in two home matches last week. In Utah State’s tie against Colorado College, Flanary connected on a penalty kick to tie the score with less than a minute remaining in regulation. In the Aggies’ 3-2 overtime victory over regionally-ranked Cal Poly, Flanary scored USU’s second goal and had an assist on the game-winning goal. This season, Flanary leads the team in points scored with nine with four goals and one assist.New Mexico State’s Mikaela Bitner, a freshman goalkeeper, was named WAC Defensive Player of the Week. She anchored the NM State defense to a 1-0 shutout victory over North Dakota. Bitner collected her first career shutout in goal behind a season-high nine saves. She also posted a 1.000 save percentage in 90 minutes of play.This week, USU heads to the Golden State for the second time this season. USU will take on Loyola Marymount on Friday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. (MT). The Aggies will then take on UC Riverside on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. (MT).Utah State has played seven matches this season. In those seven matches, the Aggies have played more than 90 minutes four times, including four of the last five matches. Utah State is now 1-0-3 in overtime matches this season. The Aggies have already matched last season total of overtime matches.Fans can follow USU soccer at http://twitter.com/USUsoccer and Utah State athletics at http://twitter.com/USUAthletics.-USU-

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