MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University Women's Soccer (3-2-2, 0-0-0 GLIAC) freshman midfielder Caroline Halonen (Hartland, Michigan) was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week the league announced Monday afternoon.
In three matches last week, Halonen led the Wildcat offense with six goals, three assists, and 16 points. The week began with the freshman tying the school record for goals in a match with four in a shutout victory over Finlandia University. Also adding an assist in the match, Halonen set the program record for points in a match with nine.
Against Purdue University Northwest, Halonen scored or assist on each of the Wildcats three goals in the match to add four more points. NMU ended the weekend with a 2-2 draw at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside where Halonen tied the match with less than seven minutes to play.
Halonen leads the GLIAC in every major offensive category with six goals, four assists, 16 points, and 29 shots this season.
It is the first weekly award of the season for the Wildcats and the first since October 23 of last year when Allyssa Milam earned the offensive honor. Almost one year ago on September 25, 2017, sophomore forward Jenna Halonen (Howell, Michigan) and sophomore goalkeeper Brianna Frontuto (Luxemburg, Wisconsin) swept the offensive and defensive weekly awards.
The Wildcats will return to the friendly confines of the NMU Soccer field on Friday when they host GLIAC opponent Northwood University at 3:30 p.m. They will finish the weekend on Sunday at noon when Ferris State University comes to the NMU Soccer Field.