NJCAA names DuPage's Philips as DIII Player of the Week

Photo courtesy of NJCAA.org
Photo courtesy of NJCAA.org

The National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) has named Melissa Philips of the College of DuPage as its Division III Player of the Week for September 11-17 (Week 3). The weekly award is the first such honor for Philips and the Chaparrals in 2017.

Philips, a sophomore midfielder, helped the College of DuPage record a 3-1 record during the week. Over the course of the four games, Philips tallied 12 of the team's 22 goals, as well as an assist, for an impressive 25-point week. She opened the week with a hat trick and the assist in a win over Illinois Valley Community College. Then after a scoreless outing against Harper College, Philips posted four goals against Milwaukee Area Technical College and a season-high five goals opposite Rochester Community & Technical College. In each of the last two games, she has netted the game-winner for the Chaparrals.

College of DuPage is 4-4-1 overall this season, 3-2-1 against Region IV teams, and 2-2-1 in the North Central Community College Conference.