Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
Following hat trick, Podojil earns SEC award
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas freshman Anna Podojil earned a Southeastern Conference weekly award Monday, one day following her first career hat trick.
Podojil was named the SEC offensive player of the week for her two games against LSU and Mississippi State in which she combined for four goals and one assist. Podojil had three goals Sunday in the Razorbacks’ 6-1 home victory over Mississippi State.
Podojil has scored 10 goals and has 26 points this season. She is tied for the league lead in both categories, with Vanderbilt’s Haley Hopkins for goals scored and with Texas A&M’s Jimena Lopez for points.
In SEC games only, Podojil leads the league with 13 points and is tied with Florida’s Vanessa Kara with five goals.
This is the fourth time Podojil has been recognized by the SEC with a weekly award. She was the league’s freshman of the week three times in the first five weeks of the season.
The No. 13 Razorbacks (11-2-1, 5-1-0 SEC) are scheduled to play at No. 17 Texas A&M (10-2-3, 4-1-1) on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
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