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Harding's Hannah Hatcher and Danielle Nonaka win GAC Soccer awards

From Harding University

The Great American Conference has announced its first-ever women's soccer players of the week. East Central's Ashley Bradford and Harding's Hannah Hatcher and Danielle Nonaka have been rewarded for their performances in this past weekend's season-opening contests.

GAC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK (9/6/2011)

East Central sophomore forward Ashley Bradford has been named the first-ever Great American Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week. The Irving, Texas native scored back-to-back winning goals as East Central went 2-0 to the open the 2011 season in GAC/MIAA Challenge. Bradford scored her first goal in overtime to edge the Tigers over Missouri Western State 3-2 this past Friday. She added an unassisted goal on Sunday for the only score in a 1-0 win over Emporia State.

GAC DEFENDER OF THE WEEK (9/6/2011)

Harding sophomore Hannah Hatcher has been named the first-ever Great American Conference Women's Soccer Defender of the Week. The Georgetown, Texas native started and recorded a complete game on the back line in Harding's 2-0 shutout of NCAA Division I Texas Southern this past Sunday. Hatcher and HU's defense held TSU to only two shots in the second half.

GAC GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK (9/6/2011)

Harding freshman keeper Danielle Nonaka has been named the first-ever Great American Conference Women's Soccer Goalkeeper of the Week. The Woodbridge, Va. native recorded a complete-game shutout with seven saves in her collegiate debut as the Lady Bisons recorded a 1-0 victory over Texas Southern this past Sunday.

NOTABLE NOMINEES

- Adrianna Lucar, SO, Forward, Harding (2 goals in a 1-0 win over Texas Southern)

- Margaret Glutz, FR, Defender, East Central (2 complete games in ECU's 2-0 start to the 2011 season)

- Natalie Wilson, SR, Goalkeeper, East Central (1 shutout, 8 combined saves in ECU's 2-0 start to the 2011 season)

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