Aliso Niguel senior Quinnlyn Mason, Santa Margarita junior Katelyn Murphy, and Mater Dei junior Peyton Smith earned Player of the Week honors with their outstanding performances. All three players received nominations for the honor from opposing coaches.
Always a prolific goal-scorer (67 goals in 2017), Mason has added a new dimension to her game this season. “She is leading our team in assists this year which is a huge addition to her well-rounded level of play,” said coach Dave Elkins by email.
Murphy jumped all over Tesoro on Thursday, scoring three goals in the first five minutes, to give the visiting Eagles a commanding lead that they would never relinquish. Murphy’s impact was not limited to the offensive end of the field, she also stood out on defense and draws.
The sharp-shooting Smith is off to a red-hot start for the 3-1 Monarchs. According to MaxPreps she is averaging 4.3 points per game on 11 goals and 6 assists and is hitting the twine on nearly 65% of her shots.