Aug. 30, 2011
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) - Coastal Carolina women's soccer defender Cami Skladany has earned the Big South Defensive Player of the Week honor for games played Aug. 22-28.
The honor is the first in the junior's career and first Big South Player of the Week honor for any Chanticleer student-athlete in the 2011-12 athletics year.
Skladany logged all 110 minutes and recorded her second career defensive save to help the Chanticleer defense hold Georgia Southern to just four shots on goal in a 1-1 draw, including none in the second overtime session. In the 35th minute, Coastal Carolina goalie Saundra Baron left the net to defend a shot attempt. Skladany then slid into goal and was able to deflect away a shot attempt by Georgia Southern on what appeared to be an open net. Skladany's play in the Chanticleer defensive third also kept the Eagles from recording corner kicks in the first half or either overtime period.
The Westerville, Ohio native's previous defensive save came at Radford last season as she thwarted a similar shot attempt on an open net.
Gardner-Webb freshman midfielder/forward Megan Curan was selected as the Conference's Choice Hotels Women's Soccer Attacking Player of the Week.
The Chants return to the pitch on Friday, September 2 against Valparaiso at 4 p.m. in Lynchburg, Va. as part of the Liberty Invitational. Coastal will then wrap up the tournament against Brown on Sunday, Sept. 4 at Noon.