KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Nov 10, 2020) — Tennessee senior defender Wrenne French has been named the United Soccer Coaches Player of the Week for her performance in a division title-clinching win last week, the association announced on Tuesday.
In the regular season finale, French (Franklin, Tenn.) scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over No. 9 South Carolina to give the Volunteers the SEC East Division Championship. As Tennessee’s starting center back, she played all 90 minutes and anchored a defense that gave UT its second shutout of a Top 10 opponent this year.
The win was Tennessee’s first over South Carolina since 2012, the first win at home against the Gamecocks since 2007 and gave the Volunteers their first conference divisional crown since 2005.
Each Tuesday during the college regular season, United Soccer Coaches selects a men’s and women’s Player of the Week based on nominations from schools and conferences. Nominations are due every Tuesday by 10 a.m. CT to be considered.