ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Juliana Schardong of Union and Heather Blaszak of Columbia are the Appalachian Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, the league announced Monday.

This is the second edition of the weekly honors for the 2017 season. The next set of awards will be announced on Sept. 11.

AAC Defensive Player of the Week

Juliana Schardong - Union - Sr. - Porto Alegre, Brazil

  • Went 0-1-1 on the week in goal.
  • Recorded 13 saves and allowed only 1 goal.
  • Registered first shutout of the year.
  • This is her first weekly honor this season.

AAC Offensive Player of the Week

Heather Blaszak - Columbia - Soph. - Conway, S.C.

  • Had 1 goal and 1 assist on the week.
  • Had a hand in both game-tying goals as Columbia went 0-0-2 on the week.
  • This is her first weekly award this season.
Women's Soccer Players of the Week
DateDefensive (School)Offensive (School)
Aug. 28McKenna Loges (Tennessee Wesleyan)Nicole Broderick (Tennessee Wesleyan)
Sept. 4Juliana Schardong (Union)Heather Blaszak (Columbia)