More Weekly Awards for Alabama Soccer
It has been a historic week for No. 3/1 Alabama (16-1-1) soccer. The team captured its first ever Southeastern Conference regular season championship with a 2-0 victory over Florida on Senior Night.
The award party has not stopped yet. The Crimson Tide picked up two of the three weekly SEC awards. Forward Riley Mattingly Parker was named the SEC Offensive Player of Week for the third time this year, while goalkeeper McKinley Crone captured her second consecutive Defensive Player of the Week accolade.
Parker scored one goal and tallied three assists over the previous week of games which included the 2-0 victory over Florida and a 4-1 win over Mississippi State. Parker has been a focal point of the Crimson Tide offense all season long. Her 29 points leads the SEC. Parker has also been clutch for Alabama as the graduate student has scored five game-winning goals.
Crone tallied nine saves and only allowed one goal last week for Alabama. She now has 199 saves in her Crimson Tide career. The shutout against the Gators was the seventh of season for Crone, who has a program-record 34 wins in a Crimson uniform.
The team will wrap up its regular season in the Iron Bowl against Auburn. The team will look to finish with a spotless 10-0 conference record when they travel to Lee County to take on the Tigers at 7:30 on Thursday. Fans can watch the game on the SEC Network.