TSUSports.com: Ianiero tabbed SWAC Defensive Player of the Week


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Women's Soccer | 10/2/2018 6:33:00 PM |

Ianiero tabbed SWAC Defensive Player of the Week
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Texas Southern defender Brooke Ianiero was recognized by the Southwestern Athletic Conference as SWAC Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts during matches played Sept. 28-30.

SWAC Defensive Player of the Week – Brooke Ianiero

Ianiero led a tenacious effort by the Lady Tigers' defense during back-to-back shutout wins over Jackson State and Southern. As a whole, TSU allowed 12 shots combined in the two contests. The 5-7 sophomore made her presence known offensively as well, scoring the game-winning goal in double overtime versus Jackson State.

TSU Head Coach Kathryn Balogun on Ianiero getting SWAC Honors

"It is fitting that Brooke receives this year's first TSU SWAC Player of the Week as she is quality on and off the field. She holds our defense down being one of our most dependable and well-rounded players. She's technically and tactically sound as well as extremely coachable. Typically, she doesn't go up for corners, but on Friday night against JSU she came up big on the offensive side as well with the game winning goal. Really excited what lies ahead for her and her teammates."

Courtesy: TSU Athletics