BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- Bridgewater State University senior midfielder Nicole Simas has been selected as the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) GEICO Women's Soccer Player of the Week. GEICO is the proud sponsor of the MASCAC weekly awards program.
Simas netted a pair of game-winning goals in a perfect 2-0 week for the Bears last week. The Dartmouth, Massachusetts product potted the winning tally in a 1-0 double overtime victory at MCLA as the Bears secured the second seed and a first round bye in next week’s MASCAC Tournament. Earlier in the week, she notched the game-winner in a 3-1 non-conference victory over UMass Boston.
Through 16 games this season, Simas has recorded a team-best eight goals to go along with three assists for 19 points. Four of her eight markers have been game-winners.
Simas is currently tied for the MASCAC lead in game-winning goals. She is also tied for fourth in the conference in goals and tied for sixth in scoring.
In 51 games over three seasons at Bridgewater State, Simas has amassed 21 goals (nine game-winners) and three assists for 45 points. She presently ranks 14th among the Bears' all-time scoring leaders.
The BSU women's soccer team enters this week's MASCAC Tournament with an overall record of 9-5-2 (5-1-1 MASCAC). The Bears will host a semifinal round game on Friday, November 2nd at 6:30 PM versus either #3 Westfield State University or #6 Fitchburg State University.
Notes: Simas is the third member of the BSU women's soccer team to earn MASCAC Player of the Week honors during the 2018 campaign. Junior forwards Emma Sanders (Seekonk, Mass.) and Alana Vincent (Taunton, Mass.) also garnered the accolade earlier this season.