La Crosse, Wis. – The Midwest Collegiate Conference office announced its weekly honors today and Viterbo University women's soccer players McKenzie Guth (Jr. – Onalaska, Wis.) and Molly Machometa (So. – McHenry, Ill.) and volleyball player Jennifer Krentz (So. – Watertown, Minn.) each were honored today. Guth was named Defensive Player of the Week while Machometa was named Offensive Player of the Week. Krentz picked up her fifth MCC Libero of the Week honor.
The V-Hawk defense has been stellar this season and has only allowed eight goals all season. Guth has played a major impact in the V-Hawk defense as she has logged just under 800 minutes in goal. Last week, Guth recorded back-back shutouts to help the V-Hawks stay unbeaten (4-0) in the MCC. Last Tuesday, Guth recorded four saves in Viterbo's 7-0 win over Mount Mercy University. Then on Saturday, Guth stopped all six shots she faced to help Viterbo defeat Grand View University 3-0.
Since returning to the lineup after an injury, Machometa has been on a scoring tear which has coincided with a nine game win streak for the V-Hawks. First in the win over Mount Mercy University, Machometa scored three goals and assisted on another two goals. She followed that performance up with her third hat trick of the season with three goals against Grand View. Machometa now leads the MCC with 16 goals on the season and 39 points. Her 4.3 points per game average ranks tops in the country (NAIA).
Krentz helped the V-Hawks to a 3-2 week including a 3-0 win over MCC foe William Penn University last Wednesday night. Krentz finished the week averaging 7.71 digs with her match high coming at William Penn when she had 28 digs. She also finished the week with a .942 serve receive percentage and a .983 service percentage. Krentz now leads the MCC with 544 digs and a 5.44 dig per set average.