Freshman sensation wins WAC Offensive Player of the Week award for third time this season.
HONOLULU - Rainbow Wahine freshman sensation Natasha Kai enjoyed another fine week, posting 10 offensive points on five goals in Hawai`i's wins over league rivals BoiseState and Nevada to earn her third Western Athletic Conference Offensive Soccer Player of the Week honor today.
Kai, a product of KahukuHigh School on Oahu's NorthShore, began her week by recording her second hat trick of the season, netting three goals in Hawai`i's 5-1 win over BoiseState to tie her school record for goals in a match. In that contest Kai ripped-off 13 shots, one short of her school and WAC record for shot attempts in a match.
Two nights later Kai responded with two more goals in her team's 5-0 victory over Nevada. With her scores against the Wolfpack, Kai set new Hawai`i season records for points (31) and goals (14), and tied the program mark for season game-winning goals (4). Kai recorded the game-winner in both of the Rainbow Wahine's contests this week.
On the season Kai leads the team in a number of statistical categories and has already captured eight school records, with two road matches at FresnoState and San JoseState still looming.
Kai's honor is the fifth for Hawai`i this season. Besides Kai's awards this year, Rainbow Wahine defender Jessica Uecker and keeper Mahie Atay have also been honored by the conference