WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - After an exceptional week on the pitch, senior Cortlyn Bristol and freshman Barbara Platenberg garnered awards both nationally and from the Colonial Athletic Association on Monday. Bristol was named to Top Drawer Soccer's National Team of the Week after tallying four assists in the span of two matches, while Platenberg garnered CAA Rookie of the Week distinctions with two goals in the Tribe's win at Georgia State.
Bristol started the week strong, as she ignited W&M's three-goal outburst against UNCW with a career-high three assists. The preseason All-CAA selection continued her outstanding run, registering a helper in the Tribe's 2-1 victory at Georgia State on Sunday afternoon. For her career, Bristol has accounted for 25 assists and leads the CAA this season with 10. The national team of the week distinction is the Chantilly, Va., natives second career and first of the season.
In the match at Georgia State, Platenberg netted the equalizer, her first collegiate goal, off of Bristol's assist in the 42nd minute. The Fairfax Station, Va., native struck again in the 57th minute with the game-winner that sizzled the upper left corner of goal. The award is the first of Platenberg's career as her five points rank in a tie for fifth among CAA freshmen.
The Tribe returns to action on Friday, Oct. 12, as it travels to Delaware for a 7 p.m. match. Fans can follow the Delaware action online at TribeAthletics.com with live stats.