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Shailyn Jenkins (Century) – Weber State University
Century graduate Shailyn Jenkins is helping lead the backline for the Weber State women’s soccer team, which is the top seed for the upcoming Big Sky Conference tournament.
The senior starting defender is part of a defense that is sixth in the conference in goals allowed per game with 1.1 in league play. The Wildcats have shut out three opponents this season.
On Friday, Weber State (9-4-4, 7-1-1 Big Sky) hosts the winner of the Northern Arizona/Montana match in the Big Sky tournament.
Courtney Handlen (Century) – Yakima Valley College
Century graduate Courtney Handlen has maintained her scoring prowess as her soccer season has progressed at Yakima Valley.
The freshman forward is tied for a team-leading 12 goals, while adding three assists. She also has a team-high in shots (32) and shots on goal (25).
Handlen had a two-goal game in a 7-0 win Friday at Blue Mountain.
Yakima Valley College (7-5-4, 5-5-4 Northwest Athletic Conference East) hosts Wenatchee Valley on Wednesday.
Morgan Hall (Preston) – Utah State University Eastern
Preston graduate Morgan Hall has become the best scoring option for the Utah State Eastern women’s soccer team’s best scoring threat this season.
The sophomore forward leads the team in goals (eight) and points (18), while tallying two assists.
Hall scored two goals in her last match, a 6-1 nonconference home win on Oct. 20 against the Colorado Mesa club soccer team.
Utah State Eastern (6-7-1, 1-7-1 Scenic West Athletic Conference) plays Snow College on Friday in the first round of the conference tournament in Herriman, Utah.
TJ Togiai (Highland) – Idaho State University
Highland graduate TJ Togiai is on pace for career numbers in his junior season with the Idaho State football team.
The starting defensive lineman is a tackle away from reaching the 23 tackles tallied in his first season with the Bengals in 2017. He had a career-high seven tackles, which included five assisted, in ISU’s 62-28 home win over Idaho on Oct. 6.
The Bengals (4-3, 3-1 Big Sky Conference) host Montana State on Saturday.