Shelly Aldrich, a member of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College women's soccer team, was recently selected as the National Christian College Athletic Association Player of the Week for her efforts during the week of September 25-October 1.
Aldrich, a senior forward from Marion, Ohio, led the Lady Cougars to two victories during the week. She scored two goals in a 5-0 win over Ohio Dominican College and added two more goals in a 3-0 victory over Huntington (Ind.) College.
For the season, the former Marion Harding High School standout is second on the team with nine goals and 23 points. She also leads the team with five assists. She has recorded at least one goal or one assist in each of MVNC's 10 matches so far this season.
The Lady Cougars, who are in their first year as a varsity program, are currently 9-1-0 overall and 5-0-0 in the American Mideast Conference. The team will return to action on Saturday afternoon when the Lady Cougars will host Saint Vincent (Pa.) College in a key conference match that is slated to kick off at 2:00 p.m. at Cougar Field.