NEWARK, Del. -- Ali Miller, who scored two of Blue Hens' three goals in a week where the University of Delaware women's soccer team opened Colonial Athletic Association with victories over Towson and George Mason, is the National 5 & 10 Stores Inc. Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week award for the period ending Sept. 24.
Miller, a senior from Sinking Spring, Pa. (Wilson High School), helped the Blue Hens improve to 5-4 (2-0 CAA) on the season as they defeated Towson 1-0 on Friday night and George Mason 2-1 in overtime on Sunday.
For her efforts, Miller was also named the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week, earning the award for the second time in her career.
"I'm honored to be named Blue Hen of the Week and CAA co-player of the week," said Miller. "Getting two wins the first weekend of conference play was huge for our team, and we are incredibly excited to build off of this weekend's success in our future conference play. We have goals of winning the conference and we will keep working harder and harder to achieve them"
The Hens now sit atop the CAA standings alongside of Hofstra and William & Mary with their 2-0 mark and head into road games at Georgia State and UNCW this weekend.
Miller, a honor student as a Spanish education major at Delaware with a minor in business administration, broke out of a scoring slump in a big way as she hit the back of the net for the first time since Aug. 31 - a streak of five straight games without a score.
She scored the Blue Hens' only goal in a 1-0 victory over Towson Friday night in the CAA opener at the Delaware Mini-Stadium and then tallied the game-winner in overtime to lead the Hens to a 2-1 win over George Mason. Her goal vs. George Mason came with just 4:07 left in overtime
Miller tied a school record in 2011 when she tallied 1 4 goals and earned first team All-CAA and third team NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors.