Oct. 28, 2013
Auburn, Ala. - Freshman forward Casie Ramsier was named the Southeastern Conference's soccer Freshman Player of the Week for the second-consecutive week as announced by the league office on Monday.
Ramsier, a Dallas, Texas native, continued her torrid pace to her opening collegiate season after tallying two more goals over the weekend against Arkansas and Vanderbilt, helping Auburn win its first two conference matches of the year. Ramsier's season goal total is now nine after this weekend's matches and she continues to hold the top spot on the team in that category.
Her nine goals this year is the most by an Auburn freshman since Katy Frierson scored nine in 2008. Ramsier is also the fourth freshman in Auburn history to win the SEC weekly award at least twice in one season and the second to win it in consecutive weeks.
"What a huge honor for Casie to be the SEC Freshman of the Week for two weeks in a row," Auburn head coach Karen Hoppa said. "She had another great weekend for us with two big goals."
Along with leading the team in goals scored this season, Ramsier also tallied her fourth assist of the year against Vanderbilt, which helped teammate Tori Ball score the game-winning goal against the Commodores and keep the Tiger's SEC Tournament hopes alive.
With Ramsier's honor, an Auburn player has been awarded an SEC weekly honor for the last three weeks. Junior Alicen Wright won the SEC Defensive Player of the Week award last week.
Auburn improved its record to 6-8-4 overall and 2-5-3 in conference play after the two wins last weekend.
The Tigers will return to the pitch on Thursday, Oct. 31 for their regular-season finale against Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., for the Iron Bowl of college soccer. First kick is slated for 7 p.m.
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