Megan Hendler Named WAC Defensive Player Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO – Utah State’s Shantel Flanary and New Mexico State’s Megan Hendler have been named Verizon Western Athletic Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, for the week of September 5-11.

Flanary, a senior forward from Highland, Utah (Lone Peak HS), scored a hat trick in only 38 minutes of action against Idaho State. The hat trick was the first of her career. She scored two goals in the first half and added a penalty kick in the second half. Utah State is now one win away from matching last season's win total. Flanary helped the Utah State soccer team improve to 8-0-0 with a pair of home wins last week. She had one shot in the Aggies' 1-0 win against regionally-ranked Rice. This is the third time this season that Flanary has been named Offensive Player of the Week.

Hendler, a junior defender from Scottsdale, Ariz. (Dubuque), guided the Aggies to a pair of shutouts over the weekend. The Aggies defeated Northern Colorado (1-0) and Arkansas-Little Rock (3-0). Hendler was responsible for defending the opposition’s best players in each match, anchoring a defense that allowed just six shots on goal in two games. The Aggies have won a school-record six consecutive games and have shut out three straight opponents.