Blackburn named MAC player of the week

GRAND BLANC — Jenna Blackburn of Western Michigan University, forward soccer player and sophomore, was named the Mid-America Conference Play of the Week recently.

According to the website, Blackburn got off to a hot start to help the Broncos split their opening weekend.

She netted her first collegiate goal to cut WMU’s deficit in half in the first half against Louisville, sending the Broncos to halftime down just 2-1. She then netted her second goal in the second half to cut the Cardinal’s lead to 4-2.

In Sunday’s 5-1 win against Detroit Mercy she helped put the game out of reach by extending WMU’s lead to 3-1. Blackburn was extremely efficient in WMU’s opening weekend, scoring on three of her four shots on goal.