AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) – Junior Hailey Whitaker took home Southeastern Co-Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
This is the first career award for Whitaker, and she will share it with Mississippi State’s Monigo Karnley. She is the fifth Auburn player to win a weekly award this season.
"Hailey has had a couple great games in a row, so we were excited to see her recognized by the SEC for her performance on Saturday," head coach Karen Hoppa said. "She had an overall terrific game and played a part in all three goals, so she is very deserving of player of the week."
In Saturday’s game against South Alabama, which saw the Tigers shutout the Jaguars 3-0, Whitaker had two assists and scored the last goal of the game.
Assisting on the first two goals gave Whitaker her second career game with multiple assists.
With 36 minutes left, she took in a cross from Mallory Mooney and fought for possession with the goalkeeper before she kicked it to the back of the net. This marks the second game in a row where she has scored after scoring the game-winner in the previous game at Alabama.
Auburn will close out their regular season against Virginia Tech on Saturday April 17 at 1:30 p.m.