RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Commonwealth University freshman
(Santa Clara, Calif.) was named Colonial Athletic
Association Rookie of the Week on Tuesday.
Soares recorded her first career hat trick, scoring three goals in VCU's 4-0 victory over Vermont on Sunday, Sept. 19 at Cary Street Field.
The 5-5 midfielder and forward has four goals and an assist this season and is tied with senior Marle van Dessel (Oisterwijk, Netherlands) and sophomore Kelsey Scherrer (Chesapeake, Va.) for the team lead in points with nine. Soares is the first VCU player to earn a CAA Weekly Award this season.