MACON, Ga. – Following a clutch performance opposite rival Mercer last Friday evening, freshman Tabby Tindell (Ocala, Fla./Trinity Catholic HS) has earned her second Player of the Week honor this season when the Atlantic Sun Conference announced its weekly award winners on Monday morning.
Opposite the Bears, with the Eagles trailing 1-0, Tindell scored the game-tying goal in the 40th minute to tie the score when she chipped the ball over the charging goalkeeper for her 10th goal of the season. The game-winner came in the 63rd minute when the Ocala, Fla. native controlled a header pass in the box and slipped a shot into the open net. The Green and Blue would go on to a 3-1 victory and clinch a spot in the A-Sun Tournament.
“Tabby continues to excel this season and we’re pleased that her efforts are being recognized throughout the conference” said assistant coach Henry Singleton.
Tindell’s two goals on Friday extended her team-leading total to 11 while jumping her into a tie for second in the conference behind fellow freshman Ellen Lundy of Lipscomb. Her 25 points are also good for a tie for second in the A-Sun.
With her next goal, Tindell will break the single-season goals record of 11 held by Lindsay Haw and teammate Shannen Wacker (Parker, Colo./Ponderosa HS). She is now tied for second in program history with her 25 points and just three shy of the single-season record of 28 set by Haw in 2007.
Tindell’s dominant play on the field has helped guide the Eagles to one of the most successful regular seasons in program history. The team has already set a program record for shots in a single-season (321) and is on the fast-track to break several more. FGCU’s eight-game unbeaten streak to begin conference play has matched the best start to A-Sun play in program history.
Since the beginning of the 2010 season the Eagles have gone 28-2-6 against A-Sun opponents. No other program in the league can boast such numbers. FGCU has claimed each of the last three regular-season conference titles while also winning the 2011 and 2012 conference tournament championships (The Eagles became eligible for postseason play in 2011).
The Eagles conclude the regular season at Stetson next Saturday (Oct. 26) at 5 p.m. Should FGCU pick up a win or tie it will clinch another regular-season A-Sun title and the top-seed in the A-Sun Tournament. The top-seeded team will host the semifinals and finals of the 2013 A-Sun Championship. The Eagles have hosted the tournament at the FGCU Soccer Complex each of the last two seasons.