BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham-Southern women's soccer forward Nicole Bernal (Odenville, Ala./John Carroll Catholic HS) is the Southern Athletic Association Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. It is the first SAA weekly honor for the freshman.
Bernal has been clutch for the Panthers in their last two SAA road matches, helping BSC remain undefeated in conference play at 5-0. Against Berry College, she assisted the game-tying goal in the 83rd minute. Then with 36 seconds left in regulation, Bernal hit a long shot just over the head of the goalie for the comeback win.
In their second match, Bernal took a pass to the back of the net with under a minute to play at Oglethorpe University to lead the Panthers to a 1-0 win.
She and the Panthers' next match will be at home on Wednesday, Oct. 18 against Centre College. The match is set to kickoff at 1:30 p.m. and will determine the 2017 SAA regular season champion.