Beth Plentl named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week

Ashley Potts

After a weekend goal against Southern Methodist University, Beth Plentl, a senior midfielder for Colorado State University soccer has been named Mountain West Offensive player of the week.

Plentl is the second player to win the award in CSU soccer history, following Ally Murphy-Pauletto, last year’s winner. The award also makes the Rams one of only three schools to have a player named Offensive Player of the Week and a player named Defensive Player of the Week this season — redshirt junior goalkeeper Hunter Peifer having won the title of Defensive Player of the Week earlier this season.

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The only other schools to have had Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week this season are University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Nevada.

Plentl’s big goal came in the 73rd minute of Sunday’s game against SMU on a penalty kick. It was her first goal of the season.

She had the only goal of the game for either side, leading the Rams to a 1-0 win. The win gave the Rams their best single-season non-conference finish in their six-year history (3-3-2).

The award comes a year after Plentl registered only a single goal and three assists in 19 games played. Plentl did record only the second multi-assist game in program history, however, and was second on the team in minutes, despite a lack of goal scoring. 

The team will start Mountain West Conference play Friday, Sept. 21 at the University of New Mexico. Kick-off will be at 7:30 p.m.

Collegian reporter Ashley Potts can be reached at sports@collegian.com or on twitter @ashleypotts09