OAKLAND, Calif. - Indiana University senior Kim Grodek has been named to Soccer America's Team of the Week, announced the magazine on Thursday evening.
It is the third honor this week for Grodek, following the Big Ten offensive Player of the Week and Soccer Buzz's Elite Team of the week selection.
Grodek led IU to a 2-0 start and a Milwaukee Cup championship last weekend. The midfielder collected 11 points on five goals and an assist, in the Hoosiers season opening tournament.
Grodek tallied her first career hat trick in the tournament opener at Marquette, a 4-0 IU victory. The Barrington, Ill., native then posted two more goals in the championship match, a 2-1 win by the Hoosiers over Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
She moved into fourth place on the Indiana all-time goals scored list, with 22, as well as points, with 47.
Each week, Soccer America, the number one soccer magazine in America, selects 11 student-athletes who made a significant contributions to their teams play that week.
SOCCER AMERICA TEAM OF THE WEEK (for play August 27-30)
GOALKEEPER Ashley Phillips (Clemson), fr.
U.S. U-19 pool goalkeeper debuts with 14 saves, facing 40 shots, in Tigers' triumphs at No. 4 Texas (1-0) and No. 11 Texas A&M (4-1), surrendering only goal in final minutes of romp.
DEFENDERS Betsy Duncan (Western Kentucky), sr.
Scored twice in 3-0 win over Murray State, again in 5-0 rout of Morehead as Lady Toppers started 2-0-0 first time since inaugural season.
Holly Gault (Kansas), sr.
Scored lone goal in Jayhawks' win at BYU; part of a backline that shut out UNLV and BYU, surrendering a total of 13 shots, seven on target.
Susan Marschall (Boston University), jr.
Made a goal line stop to preserve 1-0 upset of No. 21 Boston College, then scored in 2-1 victory over Massachusetts, contributing to Terriers' defensive effort that limited UMass to three shots on goal.
Andi Matthews (Northeastern), sr.
Daughter of former New England Patriots linebacker Bill Matthews was MVP of the FAU Kickoff Classic, scoring Huskies' first goal in 2-1 triumph over Florida Atlantic and contributing to shutout of Jacksonville, in which Dolphins were limited to one shot on goal.
MIDFIELDERS Camie Bybee (Florida State), sr.
Scored one goal and assisted Julia Schnugg on another as Seminoles topped No. 20 Arizona State, 3-2; run into box vs. USC sets up penalty kick in 2-1 victory.
Kim Grodek (Indiana), sr.
All-Big Ten first-teamer was involved in every Hoosiers goal, scoring three goals and assisting the other in a 4-0 romp over Marquette and netting both goals in 2-1 triumph over UW Milwaukee to win the Milwaukee Cup.
FORWARDS Danesha Adams (UCLA), fr.
Former youth national-teamer debuts with two goals in 4-0 rout of San Diego, scores two more in 2-1 victory at Westside neighbor Loyola Marymount.
Ali Andrzejewski (Loyola, Md.), jr.
U.S. U-21 veteran, a transfer from Maryland, scores a hat trick in Greyhounds debut, a 3-2 victory over William & Mary.
Katie Thorlakson (Notre Dame), jr.
Canadian U-19 star involved in all five first-half Irish strikes (two goals, three assists) in 7-2 romp over Baylor, set up all three goals in 3-0 victory over Eastern Illinois.
Marcie Ward (Stanford), sr.
2001 All-American, who missed '03 with foot injury, scores twice in first 31 minutes -- the first after just 48 seconds -- as Cardinal spanks No. 15 Utah, 3-0.