October 17, 2012
SOCCER NEWS NET SALUTE
Illinois State’s Kyla Cross Women’s Player of the Week
Illinois State junior forward Kyla Cross has been named Soccer News Net Women's College Player of the Week for the week ending October 14.
Earlier in the week, she was named the Chicagoland Soccer News Player of the Week and the Missouri Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week.
Cross set a new program record with four goals in a 9-2 victory over Indiana State Sunday afternoon at Adelaide Street Field.
Cross became the first Redbird in history to score four goals in one game when she got in behind the Sycamore defense on a through ball from Ali Farkos in the 84th minute and converted to give the Redbirds their ninth goal of the match. The eight points also eclipsed the previous program high of seven.
The Clinton Township, Mich. Native got on the board in the 45th minute, putting her own rebound past Sycamore keeper Erin Mitchell. Cross put home a rebound from a Rachel Bostick header in the 72nd minute to extend the lead to 6-1, and put away her third goal of the match four minutes later, off an assist from Kayla Campbell.
Soccer News Net Women’s College Player of the Week
Week ending August 27: Anne Stuller, Colorado Buffaloes
Week ending September 2: Erin Yenney, Louisville Cardinals
Week ending September 9: Danielle Schulmann, UConn Huskies
Week ending September 16: Zakiya Bywaters, UCLA Bruins
Week ending September 23: Frances Silva, West Virginia Mountaineers
Week ending September 30: Daphne Corboz, Georgetown Hoyas
Week ending October 7: Christiane Cordero, East Carolina Pirates
Week ending October 14: Kyla Cross, Illinois State Redbirds