LAFAYETTE – Senior Ashleigh Cade has been named Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week for her two goal, one assist and five-point performance against Georgia Southern on Sept. 24.
Cade assisted senior Denice Emokpae in the fourth minute on a throw-in before scoring herself four minutes later in the seventh minute. Her second goal, coming in the 42nd minute, turned out to be the game-winning goal when it was all said and done, making her brace key to the Cajuns big victory over the weekend.
For Cade and the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns it was a week of firsts, the brace was the first of Cade's career, the five points were the most she's had in a game and for the Cajuns it's the first weekly honor received this season.
Cade, who hails from Bonney Lake, Wash., has been a big contributor for the Cajuns all season, with her throw-ins being a massive part of the Cajuns attack and she's coming off a 2016 season where she finished with 11 assists that, at the end of the season were the fifth most in the country.
The weekly award is the first one earned by a Cajuns player since senior Yazmin Montoyaearned the honor on Sept. 27, 2016.
Louisiana returns to the pitch to host Coastal Carolina at 7:00 p.m. this Friday on Sept. 29 on what will be the Pediatric Cancer Awareness Game. Come out and support the Cajuns and Cade as they look to continue their great start to the conference season.
For all information related to the Ragin' Cajuns soccer team, including a link to donate towards the Cajuns great cause for this Friday's match, follow @RaginCajunsSOC on twitter where recaps and match updates will be posted as they happen.
2017 RAGIN' CAJUNS SOCCER SUN BELT WEEKLY HONORS
Sept. 26 – Ashleigh Cade (Offensive Player of the Week)
RAGIN' CAJUNS SOCCER ALL-TIME SUN BELT WEEKLY HONORS
Oct. 1, 2002 Liza Preseault
Sept. 16, 2003 Tiffany Garber
Oct. 18, 2004 Lotte Rasmussen
Oct. 7, 2008 Callie Oliver
Nov. 14, 2008 Callie Oliver
Nov. 2, 2010 Cayla Chatman
Aug. 30, 2011 Kayla Henrie
Sept. 3, 2013 Annika Schmidt
Sept. 17, 2013 Annika Schmidt
Oct. 15, 2013 Grace Howell-Harries
Oct. 22, 2013 Yazmin Montoya
Sept. 27, 2016 Yazmin Montoya
Sept. 26, 2017 Ashleigh Cade