Joliet's Arlis earns first NJCAA DIII Player of the Week honor

(Photo courtesy of NJCAA.org)
(Photo courtesy of NJCAA.org)

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has announced its first weekly national awards recipients for the 2017-18 season, and Joliet Junior College's Hailey Arlis was named the Division III Player of the Week for Week 1 (August 21-September 3). The honor is the first such award for Arlis and for the Wolves this season.

Arlis, a freshman forward, scored 11 goals and registered five assists as Joliet raced out to a perfect 4-0 start to the season. The Minooka, Illinois, native opened the season with a hat trick and an assist in a 9-0 defeat of South Suburban College. She followed it up with a 13-point outing as part of a 10-0 victory against the College of Lake County. In that game, Arlis scored five goals and had three assists. She finished the impressive four-game run with a goal and an assist against Harper College, and a two goal game in a defeat of the College of DuPage.