Heidemann Named National Player of the Week
Sept. 9, 2014


Boise State junior Brooke Heidemann has been named the Disney Soccer/NSCAA National Player of the Week for Division I women's soccer, as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, Tuesday. Heidemann scored seven points on three goals and one assist last week as the Broncos defeated in-state rivals Idaho and Idaho State.


It is the first time in program history a Bronco has been named the national player of the week by any organization. In 2009, Erica Parks was one of 11 players across the country named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week.


Heidemann, a native of Meridian, Idaho, scored the game-winning goal in the fifth minute Friday, at Idaho. She added two goals and an assist Sunday, in the Broncos' home opener against Idaho State. It was the first multi-goal game of her career and the five points are also a single-match high.


This is the first time a Mountain West student-athlete has earned the NSCAA's weekly honor in the history of the award, which dates to 2010. It is just the seventh time it has been bestowed on a student-athlete outside of the power conferences.


About the NSCAA

Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Kan., the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate coaches, encourage excellence and serve the soccer community.


The NSCAA is the world's largest soccer coaches' organization with members at every level of the game. The membership is primarily made up of coaches, but also includes administrators, referees and others in the soccer industry. The NSCAA provides its members ways to enhance the game of soccer by providing a national education program, interaction and networking opportunities, and membership benefits.


For more information about the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, visit the NSCAA website at NSCAA.com.

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