Francesca Malabad, Piedmont, Defensive Player of the Week

Francesca Malabad, Piedmont, Defensive Player of the Week

The Ocoee, Florida junior defender totaled eight ground balls, six caused turnovers, four draw controls and two goals in a 2-0 week for the Lions versus USA South competition. In a 15-3 win over Ferrum, Malabad notched a game-high four draw controls with three caused turnovers, two ground balls and two goals. In a 12-7 victory over Greensboro, Malabad grabbed a game-high six ground balls and caused a team-high three turnovers. Also Nominated: Holly Hite, Piedmont.