Alumna K. Jenkins

WPFC Alumna selected GNAC player of the week

WPFC Alumna Kelsey Jenkins, who scored two goals and assisted on another in Saturday’s 4-2 win over Central Washington, received the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week award for women’s soccer on Monday.

A product of Kentwood High School in Kent, Wash., the senior midfielder netted the game-winning goal on a 72nd-minute free kick and then added an insurance tally 10 minutes later. Jenkins set up the team’s second goal, scored in the 37th minute by Megan Lindsay. That was her ninth assist of the year, tying Jenkins for the conference lead.

 “KJ has been our rock as far as possession, rhythm and playmaking,” SPU coach Chuck Sekyra said. “She took over on Senior Day (against CWU) and I think we are going to see the same from here on out in the NCAA tournament.”

This is the first time Jenkins has been named Player of the Week. The honor has been claimed five times this season by an SPU player.

(10/16/11) Megan Lindsay, Seattle Pacific (F, 5-7, Jr., Spokane, WA – Gonzaga Prep) had three goals including the game-winners in 4-0 and 3-0 home wins against Simon Fraser and Western Washington. Lindsay leads the conference in goals (8 including four game-winners) and points (20) and has scored seven goals in SPU’s last four games. She also ranks fourth in GNAC history in points per game (1.34) with 63 in 47 contests. "(She was) Megan Lindsay being Megan Lindsay,” SPU coach Chuck Sekyra said. “She is such a talented, hard working player who wants to take over and make a difference in every game. I love her approach and attitude and she is making a difference."