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Sophomore Christen Westphal is part of Top Drawer Soccer's National Team of the Week

Wednesday September 11, 2013Florida's Christen Westphal named to Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week

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Sophomore Christen Westphal is part of Top Drawer Soccer's National Team of the Week

After helping the Gators’ to a pair of shutout wins last weekend, Florida’s Christen Westphal (Brecksville, Ohio) has been named to Top Drawer Soccer’s National Team of the Week.

 

Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week – Sept. 11, 2013

Christen Westphal

Florida

D

Emily Menges

Georgetown

D

Allie Sirna

Tennessee

D

Jessie Bujouves

Indiana

MD

Morgan Brian

Virginia

MF

Crystal Dunn

North Carolina

MF

Morgan Andrews

Notre Dame

MF

Cheyna Williams

Vanderbilt

F

Taylor Uhl

Stanford

F

Rachel Daly

St. John’s

F

Katelyn Rowland

UCLA

GK

She is the second Gator honored by the outlet through the opening three weeks of the season, as freshman Savannah Jordan was Top Drawer Soccer’s National Player of the Week on Aug. 27.

 

With wins over Oklahoma (3-0) and Oklahoma State (2-0) last weekend, the Gators are now on a stretch of three consecutive shutout wins. Westphal played all but 14 minutes last weekend, helping to limit the opponents to a combined total of six shots. She is second among the 2013 field player in average minutes played, with 83.33 mpm from her center back position.

 

In 2012, Westphal was a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-South Region third team selection. She was named to the Southeastern Conference second team and also named to SEC Freshman team. She started all but the season opener and led Florida’s field players with average of 87.2 minutes per match.

 

The No. 10 Gators face two unbeaten teams this weekend in home and away action. First, Florida faces undefeated Minnesota on Friday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. in the James G. Pressly Stadium. Then the Gators travel to Tampa to meet South Florida at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15

 

Friday’s match can be heard on ESPN 850.  Audio, stats and video are also available on GatorZone.com. The first 500 fans Friday will receive Florida Gator sunglasses.

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