ROME, Ga.—Isabella Cross captured Greensboro College Women’s Soccer’s third weekly award of the season as she was named USA South Defender of the Week as announced by the conference earlier today.
Cross anchored the Pride’s back line and defensive midfield as Greensboro posted their third-straight shutout this season and sixth-straight shutout dating back to October 26, 2019 when they shut out North Carolina Wesleyan College on the team’s senior day. The last time the Pride gave up a goal came on October 23, 2019 in a 1-0 loss at Pfeiffer. The Pride have posted shutouts in ten of their last eleven games. The Pride have not surrendered more than one goal since September 18, 2019 in a 2-0 loss at Roanoke. The Pride’s current shutout streak stands at 607 minutes and 50 seconds.
On the Pride’s senior day this past Saturday, Greensboro held Averett to just three shots with only two remaining on goal. Cross, a senior defensive midfielder, anchored the charge as the Pride did not allow a shot in the final 29 minutes of the contest and did not allow Averett entry into their offensive half of the field in the brief overtime period where the Pride claimed the win.
Cross has played 49 games for the Pride, earning the start in 32 contests. She holds a goal and an assist in her career as a defensive midfielder.
Cross was honored on the Pride’s senior day Saturday afternoon. A member of the ROTC at nearby North Carolina A&T State University, she will be commissioned into the United States Army after graduation as a second lieutenant and will go into the reserves while she works with the Department of Justice as a civilian.
Cross and the Pride (3-0, 3-0 USA South) return to action Friday, traveling to Mary Baldwin University for a 3 p.m. USA South contest.
Courtesy of Bryan Jones, Greensboro College Sports Information Director