Lady Wildcats Goalkeeper Chelsie Randolph was named this week's Sun Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Randolph helped lead the Lady Wildcats to an undefeated week (2-0), with wins over Florida Memorial University, 2-1, in double overtime and then the team turned around and defeated SCAD 1-0. With Randolph and the JWU backline holding strong all week, the Lady Wildcats improved to 4-2 in Sun Conference play and 7-4 overall. The week saw Randolph make 12 saves in JWU's 2-1 win over FMU, then 19 saves against SCAD to get the 1-0 shutout win. The combined 31 saves earned Randolph Defensive Player of the Week honors, this is the second time in program history that a JWU player has been named Player of the Week, as former JWU Goalkeeper Jenna Boersma was the first. Randolph is orignally from Toledo, Ohio and was a standout goalkeeper at Owens Community College, then spent one season at NAIA University of Pikeville (Ky.).
"I am very proud of what Chelsie and this team did this past week," stated Head Coach Eric Dobrzanski. "Our defense has really come together and this week's performance was incredible, along with these past two games (FMU and SCAD), our team earned a shutout the previous Saturday when we won 2-0. You never want your goalkeeper to face the amount of shots Chelsie faced these past two games, but she did a fantastic job making timely saves and keeping us in the games and giving us an opportunity to get two crucial conference wins. She has worked extremely hard, along with all of our players, and she deserves this honor."
The Lady Wildcats next test comes this Wednesday as the team travels to West Palm Beach to take on NAIA #8 Keiser University (10-1-1, TSC 6-0). Last season saw the Lady Wildcats fall to Keiser 2-1 in double overtime.