GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota junior forward Katie Moller earned conference recognition on Tuesday afternoon, receiving Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors for her play in a pair of UND victories over the weekend.
Moller figured in on all three UND goals as the Fighting Hawks registered back-to-back shutouts over Idaho State and Weber State to open conference play. The West Linn, Ore., native scored both goals in Friday’s 2-0 win over ISU, then assisted on freshman Mimi Eiden’s game-winner in Sunday’s 1-0 victory over WSU.
The goals were Moller’s league-leading fifth and sixth of the season, already doubling the team-leading three goals she scored in 18 games last season. Her assist on Sunday was her league-leading 13th point of the season, the most by a UND player since Rachael Loomis had 20 in 2011 when UND was a member of the Great West Conference.
Prior to Eiden’s goal on Sunday, Moller had scored each of UND’s previous five goals.
Sacramento State goalkeeper Aaliya Fesili was named Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Moller and the Fighting Hawks, 4-3-3 overall and off to their first 2-0 Big Sky start in program history, take to the road this week for conference tilts at Sacramento State (Friday) and Northern Arizona (Sunday).