Bassett, Ruberg Start Off Season With #ASunWSoc Honors

Monday, August 26, 2013

MACON, Ga. - In the opening weekend of Atlantic Sun Women's Soccer action, Jacksonville's Kaitlyn Bassett and Northern Kentucky's Tanner Ruberg received A-Sun honors for their play on the pitch, announced Monday by the league office.

Bassett tallied a goal in each of the Dolphins' contests against Miami (L, 3-2; OT) and Flagler (W, 6-0). It marked the first Offensive Player of the Week honor for Jacksonville since Liz Fink garnered the award on Oct. 5th, 2009.

NKU's Ruberg picked up a shutout by stopping 13 shots from the Murray State offensive attack as she started the season with a 0.45 GAA. Ruberg's opening week honor is the first A-Sun Women's Soccer weekly award in program history for the Norse.

Atlantic Sun Women's Soccer Player of the Week - Aug. 26th
Quick Bio
 Kaitlyn Bassett

• Junior
• Forward
• Littleton, Colo.
• Marketing

• First Career A-Sun Player of the Week award
• First Offensive Player of the Week for JU since 10/5/09
• Two-time Second Team All-Conference Selection
• Tallied a goal in both of JU's matches to open the season
• Netted the game-winner vs. Flagler in a 6-0 rout at home
• Jump-started JU's rally vs. Miami with goal in 16th minute
• Nearly secured the win vs. Hurricanes on shot off the upright

Stats for the Week: Two Goals, Four Points, Four SOG
Next JU Contest: vs. Niagara; Friday, Aug. 30th (Tampa, Fla.)            
Other Nominees: Ally Kasun, FGCU; Lauren Gassie, Mercer; Amber Grose, Stetson

Atlantic Sun Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week - Aug. 26th
Quick Bio
 Tanner Ruberg
 Northern Kentucky

• So.; Goalkeeper
• Fairfield, Ohio
• Organizational Leadership

• First Career A-Sun Defensive Player of the Week award
• First-Ever Women's Soccer Weekly Award for NKU
• Stopped 13 shots in 0-0 tie with Murray State on Sunday
• Most single-game saves in the A-Sun since 10/14/12
• First career shutout for Ruberg and fourth for NKU in D-I history
• Started all 200 minutes this weekend allowing only one goal
• Her 0.45 GAA is tied for third in the conference

Stats for the Week: 0.45 GAA, .929 Save %, 13 Saves
Next NKU Contest: at Butler; Wednesday, Aug. 28th            
Other Nominees: Mary Sturgis, Jacksonville; Victoria Troccoli, Stetson; Tess Patton, Mercer

2013 Atlantic Sun Women's Soccer Weekly Awards
Date Player of the Week (School)
Defensive Player of the Week (School)
Aug. 26 Kaitlyn Bassett (Jacksonville) Tanner Ruberg (Northern Kentucky)

About Player of the Week
The following criteria are used by the Atlantic Sun Conference in selecting the A-Sun Players of the Week in each of the conference’s 20 sports. These criteria are used in no specific order and, in its groupings, one does not weigh more than the others:
• Statistics compiled during the week of competition
• The impact of that person’s efforts in meeting the team goals (i.e., game-winning shot, walk-off home run, etc.)
• Magnitude of the contest on the conference and national level (i.e., game meant championship, etc.)
• When individual participates in more than one game per week, how that individual performs in each of those games, effecting team performance goals
• Level of competition faced by each individual
• Each week’s performance will be considered on its own merit
• Other pertinent factors (i.e., career milestones; program, conference and/or national records)