NEW ORLEANS – Following a stellar three-goal weekend in two games, Appalachian State University women’s soccer senior Kat Greer (Cayce, S.C./Brookland Cayce) was named the Sun Belt Offensive Player of the week, the conference announced on Tuesday.
Greer wins the award for the first time in her career and is the second Mountaineer (Lauren Burke) to pick up the honor this season.
The senior for App played a pivotal role in the Mountaineers starting 2-0 to Sun Belt play for the first time since entering the league in 2014. Appalachian also surpassed last season’s win total and improved to 5-4-1.
“We are very proud of Kat Greer and her return to the game,” head coach Sarah Strickland said. “It was a devastating injury last year and for her to be back and playing so well is a huge credit to Kat for her hard work as well as Dr. Parker, Maggie Berkowitz and Juan Perez for her rehab and recovery. It was definitely a team effort this weekend and huge opportunities that Kat capitalized on.”
The Cayce, S.C. led the way on offense with three goals with all three either tying or giving the Mountaineers a lead in both contests.
In the thrilling 3-2 double-overtime win at Troy on Friday evening, Greer tied up the game with a clutch score as time was winding down with 35 seconds left in the first period.
She followed that performance up with two goals in the 2-1 victory over archrival Georgia Southern on Sunday. It was her first-ever multi-goal game including the game-winning score in the second period.
After just one weekend, Greer is tied for third in the Sun Belt in goals and eighth in points with sixth.
App returns to action on Sunday against Coastal Carolina at 12 p.m. at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex. Sunday’s contest pits two of the undefeated Sun Belt teams with App boasting a 2-0 record and Coastal at 3-0.