Simpson named HCAC soccer player of the week

Freshman forward Elaine Simpson (Lexington, Ky.) has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s women’s soccer player of the week.

Simpson helped propel Hanover College’s squad into first place in the HCAC standings with a pair of wins in the past week.

Simpson assisted on the game-winning goal in the Panthers’ 2-1 home victory against Earlham College Oct. 16. She netted her first two collegiate goals to seal Hanover’s 4-0 win on the road against Bluffton University (Ohio) Oct. 19.

This season, Simpson fourth on the Panthers in scoring with seven points, including two goals and three assists.

Hanover is 11-1-2 overall this season. The Panthers lead the Heartland Conference with a 4-0-1 mark.

The squad returns to action Tuesday, Oct. 22, against the College of Mount St. Joseph (Ohio). The match will begin at 7 p.m. in Delhi, Ohio.