ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Sami Joy of Milligan and Bekah Cundiff of Milligan are the Appalachian Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, the league announced Monday.

This is the third edition of the weekly honors for the 2017 season. The next set of awards will be announced on Sept. 18.

AAC Defensive Player of the Week

Sami Joy - Milligan - Sr. - Knoxville, Tenn.

  • Plays defense for the Buffaloes.
  • Helped Milligan collect 3 win, including back-to-back shutout victories.
  • This is her first weekly honor this season.

AAC Offensive Player of the Week

Bekah Cundiff - Milligan - Soph. - Toledo, Ohio

  • Had 5 goals and 1 assist on the week.
  • Scored twice and had an assist in a 6-2 win over Bob Jones (S.C.).
  • Added 2 more goals in a 6-0 win over Emory & Henry (Va.).
  • Posted the only tally in a 1-0 win over Rio Grande (Ohio).
  • 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)
Sept. 11Sami Joy (Milligan)Bekah Cundiff (Milligan)