MACON, Ga., - Only once can a player score the first-ever goal in program history and for Florida Gulf Coast, the name that will forever be etched into the record book will be Lindsay Haw. The freshman from Palm City, Fla., scored the first of Eagles’ 10 goals in a shutout against Alabama State on Friday; she tallied a second goal and assisted on three others. She followed up by notching the game-winner in overtime against Florida International on Sunday, earning her the first A-Sun Women’s Soccer Player of the Week of 2007 announced on Tuesday by the conference office. Haw becomes the first FGCU student-athlete to receive Atlantic Sun Player of the Week honors. She was also named FGCU student-athlete of the week as well.
Haw is leading the conference in assists and game-winning goals so far. She is also among the top-five in the league in points, goals and shots.
The Atlantic Sun Conference is a 12-member league committed to Building Winners for Life, with a focus on academic and athletic integrity and a balance between the two for the student-athlete, and maintaining a high level of sportsmanship. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun encompasses six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun consists of some of the most dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Gardner-Webb University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.
The Eagles will put their 2-0 record on the line this weekend when they travel to Delaware State and Howard this weekend for a pair of matches.