Smith earns AMCC Offensive Player of the Week

Melissa Smith
Melissa Smith

Pitt-Bradford freshman forward Melissa Smith was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference offensive player of the week for soccer, as announced by the league office on Monday.

Smith erupted on the field last week to post two hat tricks to lead the Panthers to a pair of AMCC wins. She has currently tallied three hat tricks in three consecutive games dating back to an Oct. 12 victory over Penn State Altoona. 

Smith has found the back of the net 18 times this season to lead the Panthers in goals scored. She is currently tied for first on the team with three assists this year and has a team-best 39 points overall. Her 38 shots on goal this season are also good for first on the squad.

The Panthers currently sit one game out of first place in AMCC play with a 5-1 record. They hold a 9-4-1 record overall. 

Pitt-Bradford hosts the Lions of Penn State Behrend on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Kessel Athletic Complex at 3 p.m.