Soccer's Newbern Named C-USA Player of the Week
Oct. 30, 2006
MEMPHIS - Memphis senior Geneil Newbern was named Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week following a two goal performance against UAB that helped the Lady Tigers secure the third seed in the C-USA Tournament.
Newbern scored two goals including the gamewinner against UAB to help Memphis defeat the Blazers 4-2. The Memphis native scored her first goal eight minutes in to the match, putting the Lady Tigers ahead 2-0. Following a UAB rally, Newbern netted the game winner seven minutes into the second half to give Memphis the lead for good.
It is the first honor of the year for Newbern, who is in her first year at Memphis after transferring from Georgia. Newbern was named All-SEC Honorable Mention as a freshman with the Bulldogs in 2002.
Newbern is currently third on the team in goals with six and points with 14. She and the Lady Tigers will be in action Wednesday as they open the C-USA Tournament against No. 6 seed East Carolina in Dallas at 8 p.m.