Big Week Lands Ferris State's Nichole Boehnke GLIAC Athlete Of Week Honors

Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University sophomore forward Nichole Boehnke (Grand Blanc) has received Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Women's Soccer Athlete of the Week honors after an impressive week of action for the Bulldogs.

Boehnke had an outstanding week as the Bulldogs won three consecutive home contests, including a pair of decisive conference victories.  The GLIAC's leading scorer to date, Boehnke tallied five goals in the three games while adding two assists for 12 total points.  She also had a team-leading 12 shots with 10 on goal and recorded the first goal twice along with a game-winner. 

Boehnke started the week with two assists in Tuesday's (Oct. 15) 3-1 non-league win over Northwood and then recorded two goals in a 3-0 league shutout of Tiffin on Friday (Oct. 18).

She wrapped up the week with a hat trick by scoring three first-half goals in a dominating 5-2 win over Findlay on Sunday (Oct. 19) as the Bulldogs improved to 6-0 overall at home this season and won for the sixth time in their last seven contests to date. 

Boehnke currently leads the league in goals (10) and points (25) this year while ranking tied for second in assists (5).  She's currently among the nation's top 20 performers at the Division II level in total goals and points this season.

The Bulldogs' two league wins this past weekend helped keep FSU near the top of the conference standings heading into the final two weeks of league regular-season play.  Ferris State's six GLIAC wins to date rank as the third-most in the conference to date.

This week, Ferris State travels to Michigan's Upper Peninsula for two league contests.  FSU visits Northern Michigan on Friday (Oct. 25) for a 4 p.m. (ET) GLIAC tilt in Marquette followed by a matchup against Michigan Tech on Sunday (Oct. 27) starting at 12 p.m. (ET) in Houghton.

Currently, the Bulldogs are now 8-5-0 overall and 6-3-0 in league play to date this year.

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