WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- For the fourth time in six weeks, Whitman College standout Corina Gabbert has earned Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week honors for women's soccer.
Gabbert, a senior captain, netted her latest award (for offensive players) after booting her third hat trick of the NWC season in a 3-0 victory over Lewis & Clark last Saturday.
Gabbert's exploits in the final game of her college career capped Whitman's single most prolific scoring season in more than two decades. She scored 19 goals and had six assists in just 17 games this fall, and her 2.59 points-per-game scoring average led the conference.
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The 5-foot-8 midfielder-forward did most of her damage during the latter part of the NWC season, after bouncing back from an early season injury.
In NWC games only, she led the conference in scoring with 40 points, bunching 18 goals and four assists into just 14 games.
While Gabbert had three hat tricks (three goals in one game) this fall, other players in the conference accounted for just two.
Pacific's Ashley Kanda and Puget Sound's Janece Levien had one each.
Gabbert's first hat trick this season came in a 4-2 victory over Linfield. She assisted on Whitman's fourth goal in that game, giving her seven points scored for the day. That was the most points tallied in one game by an NWC player this season.
Gabbert finished her superlative career with 45 goals and 12 assists, giving her 102 career points overall.
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