ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The Missouri Valley Conference has announced that Drake sophomore Ashlie Stokes (Sioux City, Iowa/Sioux City North) and junior Kalena Litch (Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata) have been named the league's Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Goalkeeper of the Week, respectively.
Stokes is being honored for the first time in her Drake career, while Litch garnered a weekly league award for the third time as a Bulldog.
Stokes helped the Bulldogs register a 2-0 mark last week on the strength of team highs in goals (2), points (4), shots (9) and shots on goal (4).
In Drake's 2-1 road win at South Dakota State last Friday (Aug. 31), she scored the game-winning goal in the 75th minute (74:35) to help the Bulldogs surpass their road victory total for all of the 2011 campaign. She also contributed three shots in the win.
Stokes posted her team-leading fourth goal of the season in Drake's 2-1 overtime win past North Dakota State on Sunday (Sept. 2). She chipped in a game-high six shots against the Bison.
On the season, Stokes owns team highs in goals (4), points (8), shots (22), shots on goal (11) and game-winners (3).
Litch registered eight saves in goal, while owning a 0.97 goals against average, in two contests last week.
In Drake's 2-1 road win at South Dakota State, she pulled in a game-high five saves.
Litch followed by registering three saves, including combining for two in the second half and overtime to preserve a 2-1 home overtime triumph past North Dakota State.
On the season, Litch has recorded 28 saves and sports a 0.99 goals against average.
The Bulldogs (4-2) enter action this week seeking to extend its two-game winning streak hosting South Dakota and Nebraska Omaha. First on the docket will be a meeting with the Coyotes on Friday (Sept. 7) at the Cownie Soccer Complex, before battling the Mavericks on Sunday (Sept. 9). Game times are slated for 7:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m., respectively.