Christabel Oduro Named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week
Sept. 26, 2011
IRVING, Texas - University of Memphis sophomore forward Christabel Oduro was named the Conference USA Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Monday as announced by the league office. For Oduro it is her first career honor and the first by a Memphis offensive player since Taylor Isenhower on Sept. 13, 2010.
"I think this is a well deserved honor for Christabel," head coach Brooks Monaghan said. "I thought she was very solid this weekend, but she still has to work on being a consistent player over 90 minutes of a match. She has the ability to receive this award many more times down the road and become an All-Conference player as long as she stays disciplined with her play."
Oduro opened C-USA play with three points. The Brampton, Ontario, Canada native assisted on Memphis' first goal in the 2-1 win at Houston and scored the game-winner at Rice on Sunday. With the goal, Oduro captured her second game-winner on the season and leads the Lady Tigers with five goals. Oduro had eight shots on the weekend, putting five of eight on frame for a .625 shot percentage.
With the two victories over the weekend, No. 9 Memphis improved to 10-0-0 (2-0-0 C-USA) on the season, a program-best start and longest winning streak. The weekly honor marks the fifth accolade for the Lady Tigers this season and first on the offensive side. The five weekly honors in a season are the most for the program, topping the four weekly accolades last season.
Memphis closes a five-game road trip this weekend with matches at Marshall (2-7-1, 0-2-0 C-USA) on Friday at 6 p.m. (CT) and East Carolina (5-3-1, 0-2-0 C-USA) on Sunday at 1 p.m. (CT). The Lady Tigers return to Mike Rose Soccer Complex on Oct. 7 to host SMU.