Soesemann Earns Season’s First Conference Player of the Week Accolade

WINTER PARK, Fla. - Saint Leo senior F Pia Soesemann tallied 11 points in two matches to lead the Lions to a 2-0 record to start the season as she earned the Sunshine State Conference's Player of the Week for the first reporting period of 2011-12.

She kicked off the fall with a hat trick in a 6-1 victory over Catawba. Soesemann then scored two goals and assisted on another in a 4-3 win over West Georgia. With UWG striking quickly in the third minute, Soesemann tied the score with SLU's first goal near the seven-minute mark and then assisted on the game winner in the 72nd minute.

This marks her third SSC Player of the Week honor in her career.

Soesemann and the other Lions will now turn their attention to Mercy College (NY) who visits University Field on Friday.  Game time is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.  For the latest news, updates and information, visit the Lions' home on the web at