Swihart Claims GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week Award

Swihart Claims GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week Award

Ashland University redshirt-senior forward Deijah Swihart was named the GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week the conference office announced on Monday (Oct. 28) afternoon.

Swihart scored three goals and added an assist, helping lead the Eagles to a 2-0 record on a road trip to Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan last week. The Eagles (12-1-1, 6-0 GLIAC), winners of nine straight and ranked No. 14 in the nation, outscored those two opponents, 9-1.

It is the second GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week award for Swihart, who last won the award on Oct. 11, 2016 in her sophomore season. It is the fifth weekly honor for the Eagles, and second offensive award with sophomore Faith Lewis claiming it on Sept. 16.

Swihart opened the scoring in Ashland's 4-1 win over Michigan Tech on Friday, then scored 10 minutes into the second half to give the Eagles a 3-0 lead.

On Sunday, she provided an assist on a goal by junior Nadya Boualany that gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute. Swihart's final goal of the week came in the 53rd minute with assists coming from junior Hillary Mihalik and sophomore Bella Petrock.

She is tied for fifth in the GLIAC with eight goals this season and has 32 in her career, putting her in seventh on Ashland's all-time scoring list.

The Eagles have a tough test facing them on Friday (Nov. 1) with No. 3 Grand Valley State coming to Ferguson Field for a 7 p.m. kickoff. The teams are tied atop the GLIAC standings.