October 29, 2012
WOMENíS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
The Illiniís Vanessa DiBernardo
Illinois junior Vanessa DiBernardo has been named the Chicagoland Soccer News Womenís College Player of the Week for the week ending October 28.
DiBernardo had a part in all three Illinois goals in their come-from-behind win over Michigan on Saturday.
With the Fighting Illini trailing 2-0, DiBernardo cut the deficit in the 62nd minute, when she stole possession from the Wolverines and released a left-footed shot from the top of the 18-yard box that bent over the keeper, off the crossbar and into the net.
The Illini found the equalizer in the 84th minute, when DiBernardo set up Niki Read.
In the 94th minute, DiBernardo netted the game winner on a penalty kick, her team-leading eighth goal of the season.
Chicagoland Soccer News Women's College Player of the Week
Week ending August 19: Lisa Nouanesengsy, Indiana Hoosiers
Week ending August 26: Elizabeth Tucker, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Week ending September 2: Elyse Hight, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Week ending September 9: Rebecca Candler, Indiana Hoosiers
Week ending September 16: Rachel Tejada, Illinois State Redbirds
Week ending September 23: Cari Roccaro, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Week ending September 30: Sarah Voigt, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Week ending October 7: Vanessa DiBernardo, Illinois Fighting Illini
Week ending October 14: Kyla Cross, Illinois State Redbirds
Week ending October 21; Shayla Mutz, Illinois Fighting Illini
Week ending October 28: Vanessa DiBernardo, Illinois Fighting Illini