COSTA MESA, Calif. - Vanguard's Jordan Davidson (Tucson, Ariz.) was selected as the NAIA National Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday afternoon.
Davidson scored four goals and tallied an assist for the Lions in last week's non-conference women's soccer matches. She netted a pair on Monday, September 3rd against No. 17 Kansas Wesleyan and repeated the feat while adding an assist on Friday during VU's 6-0 victory over Soka University of America.
Davidson is currently tied for eighth in the NAIA in goals per game (1.67) and ranks 12th in points per contest (3.67).
"It's always an honor for one of our women to be recognized on the national stage," Associate Head Coach Ali Malaekeh said. "Jordan has been able to transition into our program seamlessly, and has made an immediate impact. We are excited to see how she will continue to develop as a player and help the Vanguard soccer program to stay amongst the elite NAIA teams."
The junior forward also earned recognition as the Golden State Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, September 10th.
With five goals in just three contests, Davidson has emerged as an offensive powerhouse for the Vanguard women's soccer team. Her speed and uncanny knack for finding the back of the net have bolstered the Lions' offense and should continue to create tough matchups for opponents on defense.
Davidson has 16 shots on the year and 10 shots on goal for an impressive average of 5.33 shots and 3.33 shots on goal per contest. She is the current GSAC leader in points per game and goals per game.
"Jordan being honored as the GSAC Offensive Player of the Week is well-deserved," Director of Soccer Randy Dodge said. "This recognition is a bi-product of her individual effort as well as the all-around hard work that our team has put forth this year."
The newcomer transferred to Vanguard in 2012 after spending two years at Paradise Valley College in Arizona.
Vanguard (RV) currently sits at 3-0 overall and has posted a shutout in each of its wins.
The Pride travel to Tennessee this week to compete in the Lady Flames Classic at Lee University on Thursday and Saturday. Vanguard will face Olivet Nazarene and Lindsey Wilson in the tournament. Both games are slated for 2:00pm PST.