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CCAC honor for St. Francis midfielder Zukowski

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Updated: November 15, 2012 6:36AM



University of St. Francis athlete Amber Zukowski has been chosen the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for the timeframe of Oct. 7.

Zukowski, a senior midfielder/goalkeeper, anchored a Saints defense that allowed five total shots and one shot on goal in shutout wins over Holy Cross College (9-0) and Cardinal Stritch University (1-0).

Zukowski, who prepped at Andrew, stopped the lone shot on net by the opposition, playing the last 18 minutes of the match against Holy Cross in goal. A Tinley Park resident, she has helped USF win nine of its first 12 matches overall and three of its first five in the CCAC.

Letter of the Law

Sophomore Simone Law was one of two Loyola University women’s basketball players named to the Preseason All-Horizon League Second Team.

Law, a graduate of Marian Catholic, earned a place on the Horizon League’s All-Newcomer Team last season. The South Holland native made an immediate impact in the paint, becoming the first Loyola freshman to lead the team in both scoring (13.9 points per game) and rebounding (7.2 rpg).

Law, a 6-foot forward, tied Loyola’s single-season freshman record with five double-doubles and her 13 rebounds against Nebraska-Omaha were the most by a Ramblers rookie since the 1998-99 season.

On the Prairie

Prairie State College athlete Lucinda Gonzalez (Bloom) was chosen the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Women’s Soccer Player of the Week for the period ending Sept. 30.

Gonzalez, a freshman forward, scored 10 goals in three matches during the timeframe.

Gonzalez scored all four goals in the Pioneers’ 4-0 victory over Harper on Sept. 24 and followed with four goals in Prairie State’s 4-3 win over Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference  foe Elgin Community College two days later as the Pioneers won their first two matches of the season. Gonzalez concluded her week with two goals in a win over Joliet Junior College on Sept. 28.



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