RICHMOND, Ind. – Earlham College sophomore Nicole Burkett was named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending September 22, after scoring three goals while leading the Quakers to a 1-1 record during that span.
Burkett notched a hat trick in Earlham's 11-0 victory over Mount Mary University on Saturday, Sept. 21. She scored two goals just one minute and 46 seconds apart in the first half, putting the Quakers in front, 5-0. Burkett completed the hat trick in the 66th minute, giving Earlham a 9-0 lead.
The three goals gives Burkett five goals thus far in the 2019 season, matching her total in all of 2018 as a freshman.
Burkett is the second Earlham women's soccer player in a row to earn HCAC weekly honors; sophomore Hannah Wallhausser was the HCAC Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week last week. Burkett's HCAC weekly award is the third this season for Earlham women's soccer.
Earlham women's soccer returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 28, when it hosts MacMurray College. Game time is 1:00 p.m.