Nesseth and Swartz RDC Athletes of the Week

For their performance on the pitch, two local soccer products stood out above the rest and earned RDC Athlete of the Week honours.

From the Queens, Red Deer defender Kayla Nesseth was the Athlete of the Week.

The second-year, social work student played a huge role in a pair of victories that saw the Queens allow just one goal.

Saturday, she helped the Queens to a 3-0 shutout over the University of Alberta-Augustana in Camrose and helped the group limit the Vikings to just five shots.

Sunday, in a 2-1 win over the Ambrose University Lions, Nesseth played all 90 minutes and was key again in the Queens’ defensive end. The two standout showings helped RDC to a 4-4 record and moved them into a three-way tie for third in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference South Division.

On the Kings side, rookie midfielder Nathan Swartz was selected as Athlete of the Week. The first-year, Bachelor of Science student from Lacombe was instrumental in a pair of wins for RDC on the weekend.

He scored a goal in a dominant 6-1 victory over the University of Alberta-Augustana Vikings Saturday, then buried the game-winning goal in a 3-0 shutout over the Ambrose University Lions Sunday.

Swartz has been a key cog for the Kings this season, scoring six times in eight games. He has four goals and one assist in his last three games. The Kings are 6-1-1 on the ACAC season and are tied for top spot in the ACAC South with the Lethbridge College Kodiaks.

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