Blake scores MWC Player of the Week honor

Lawrence women's soccer action Jackie Blake
Lawrence's Jackie Blake was chosen as the Midwest Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

APPLETON, Wis. -- Lawrence University women's soccer standout Jackie Blake was chosen as the Midwest Conference Offensive Player of the Week following her first career hat trick.

Blake (Hinsdale, Ill./Central), a first-year forward, scored a natural hat trick in Lawrence's only action of the week, a 6-1 nonconference victory over Mount Mary University. This marks the second time this season that Lawrence has had a player chosen for the conference's weekly offensive award. Fellow rookie forward Samantha Tolu was picked in early September.

With the match tied 1-1 late in the first half, Blake scored two goals in a 21-second span. Blake scored on a free kick at the 41:26 mark from 22 yards out to give Lawrence a 2-1 lead. Blake then scored at 41:47 off a Ellie Younger's cross to the middle of the penalty box for a 3-1 advantage.

Blake then completed the hat trick with a goal off a pass from Quinn Bingham at the 56:48 mark for a 4-1 lead. Blake now has a team-best nine goals this season to go with one assist for 19 points. The nine goals is the most for a Lawrence player since Mallory Koula scored 20 back in 2011.

Lawrence returns to action on Tuesday when the Vikings host Maranatha Baptist University on Ron Roberts Field in the Banta Bowl.