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Emily Smithberger Named NCCAA National Student-Athlete of the Week

Totaled two goals and two assists in first two career games


GREENVILLE, S.C. –The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Student-Athletes of the Week were announced on Monday, recognizing the top athletes from the week of August 19-24. Women’s soccer freshman Emily Smithberger earned the first Women’s Soccer Offensive National Student-Athlete of the Week honors for the 2019 season.


Smithberger recorded her first two career goals in back-to-back games, leading the Pilots to wins over Saint Xavier and Rochester. She also tallied two assists in the win over Saint Xavier. It is the third National Student-Athlete of the Week honor for the Pilots in 2019-20 and the first accolade for midfielder from South Bend.