KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Nov 3, 2020) — Virginia Tech freshman forward Tori Powell and Clemson senior forward Kimarni Smith were named the United Soccer Coaches Players of the Week for their performances last week, the association announced on Tuesday.
In a pair of must-win games for the Hokies, Powell (Haymarket, Va.) came up big with two goals and two assists helping Virginia Tech to a pair of wins and securing a spot in the ACC Tournament. Against Wake Forest, Powell recorded her first career brace, including the game-winner, and added an assist in a 4-3 win. She also added an assist, her third straight game with a point, in the win over Boston College. The Hokies are 5-0 when Powell records a point and she has 12 points in VT’s last seven matches.
Smith (Nottingham, England) notched a pair of goals in the Tigers’ 3-3 draw with North Carolina last week. Smith opened the scoring in the 58th minute to put Clemson ahead 1-0. Just 36 seconds later, he scored again to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead. It was the fourth multi-goal game of his career.
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.