Kershaw named America East Player of the Week

Senior Sa'sha Kershaw
 
Senior Sa'sha Kershaw
 
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Sept. 17, 2012

Cambridge, Mass. - Senior Sa'sha Kershaw (Baltimore, Md.) of the Stony Brook women's soccer team was named the America East Player of the Week on Monday, as announced by the conference office. Kershaw scored the game-winning goal in both matches last week as the Seawolves defeated Manhattan and Lehigh.

On Friday, Kershaw broke a scoreless deadlock in the 86th minute to propel the Seawolves (6-2-1) to a 1-0 victory over Manhattan. The goal came on Stony Brook's 29th shot of the match.

Kershaw then turned in another clutch performance on Sunday, providing an assist on Larissa Nysch's game-tying goal in the 15th minute, before scoring the game-winner in the 46th minute in a 3-1 win over Lehigh.

With Stony Brook trailing early in the match, Kershaw picked up the ball in the attacking third and chipped a pass to the far post. Nysch beat the Lehigh keeper to the spot and headed home to equalize at 1-1. Then, just 52 seconds into the second half, Kershaw deflected a loose ball into the back of the net following a corner kick to put Stony Brook ahead for good. 

Kershaw leads the team with four goals and nine points through nine games. The Baltimore, Md. native is the second Seawolf to be named America East Player of the Week after Caitlin Pfeiffer (Holland, N.Y.) garnered the honor on Aug. 27.

The Seawolves return to action Friday when they host Loyola (Md.) at 7 p.m.