Alexa Newfield is the SEC Offensive Player of the Week again.
Oct. 10, 2011
ATHENS, Ga. --- For the second time this season and third time in her career, Georgia forward Alexa Newfield has been named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week, it was announced Monday.
The Atlanta native again made her mark on the Bulldogs’ weekend wins, totaling six points by way of two goals and two assists to sit with 11 and seven, respectively, in those categories – both team-highs.
Friday night vs. Mississippi State, Newfield scored two penalty kick goals in regulation to help propel Georgia’s largest comeback in history – rallying from down 3-0 with 19 minutes to play to defeat MSU 4-3 in double overtime. Newfield then assisted Ashley Miller’s game-winning goal three minutes into the second extra period to seal it. On Sunday vs. Ole Miss, she assisted Nikki Hill’s first career goal that pushed Georgia’s lead to 3-0 over the Rebels in completing the weekend sweep.
The Friday feat was Newfield’s fourth multi-goal game of the season, while the sophomore took 17 shots in the game to mark a Bulldog program record and finish just two shy of the SEC record of 19 set in 1995.
Newfield’s 11 goals are tied for most in the conference and she is in sole possession of the SEC lead in shots (70), points (29), points per game (2.07), and goals per game (0.79). She is currently tied for seventh all-time for goals in a single season at Georgia and is eighth all-time in Georgia history for career scores with 19 in just her second season.
The honor is the third of her career after she was also named the Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 12.