FORT MYERS, Fla. – After helping guide the FGCU women’s soccer team to back-to-back shutouts over the weekend, redshirt junior defender Ashley Ciesielczyk (Oregon, Ohio/Clay HS) has been named the Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Week, announced by the league office on Monday.
The weekly defensive accolade is the first of Ciesielczyk’s career. FGCU is 9-3-2 and second in the Atlantic Sun with a 4-0-1 record.
Remaining unbeaten in conference play, Ciesielczyk helped the Eagles earn back-to-back shutouts against Mercer (1-0) and Kennesaw State (3-0) over the weekend. On Friday against Mercer, Ciesielczyk set up the game-winning goal, earning her A-Sun leading eighth assist of the season. She followed that performance by adding a goal against Kennesaw State in a 3-0 shutout victory.
The Oregon, Ohio native has played in every game this season at defender and leads the team with 12 points (2 goals, 8 assists). She has been a part of FGCU’s backline that has produced six straight shutouts and hasn’t allowed a goal in 602 minutes.
Ciesielczyk and the Eagles will celebrate Senior Night on Friday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. when they take on USC Upstate (2-12-1, 0-5 A-Sun). FGCU finishes their two-game homestand with ETSU (10-3, 5-0 A-Sun) on Sunday, Oct. 16. at 1 p.m.