CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC women's soccer red-shirt junior Jessy Brown (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage) helped the Retrievers to a 2-0-1 week with a pair of game-winning goals en route to being named the America East Conference Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday. Brown is the first UMBC women's soccer to receive the weekly award since Sandra Vacarino in Aug. 2010.
Brown came off the bench in two of three games last week, but was able to total four points on five shots. The forward registered her first collegiate goal, the eventual game-winner in the 33rd minute versus Howard, in what would be a 3-0 Retriever victory. The Plantation, Fla., native notched the game's only goal on Sunday against Bucknell, heading in a corner from junior Melissa Hummel (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown East) in the 85th minute.
Brown, who suffered a season-ending injury in the second game of the 2012 campaign, entered the week with just one shot on the season.
The Retrievers (4-2-2) are off to their best start through eight games since 1996 and have their highest win total since 2006. UMBC looks to extend its unbeaten streak to five games when it hosts Wagner on Sunday, Sept. 22 at Retriever Soccer Park. Game time is set for 1 p.m., with all UMBC women's soccer campers receiving free admission to the contest and their family members getting in for one dollar.