(AUGUSTA, Ga.) – University of North Georgia women’s soccer player Katey Derkay was named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week Wednesday, the conference office announced.
Derkay turned in her first collegiate hat trick as the Nighthawks improved to 2-0 on the season. The sophomore from Acworth, Georgia, scored the game’s opening goal less than nine minutes in following a give-and-go from Maysoon El-Shami. She struck again in the 35th minute to give the Nighhawks a 3-1 lead as Abbie Crane’s shot came off the crossbar to Katey for a touch-in.
She then scored UNG’s final goal in the 58th minute with a 22-yard blast. The hat trick is the 13th in UNG team history and first in the PBC this season. Derkay’s six points is also tied for the single-game high so far this year.
The Nighthawks will open up the home schedule on Monday when they play host to Clayton State.