Virginia Tech junior midfielder Emily Gray was selected by the league as the ACC Women’s Soccer Co-Offensive Player of the Week after helping the Hokies to a victory last Saturday. She shared the honor with Boston College’s Jenna Bike.
The nation’s leader in total assists entering the week, Gray added two more to her totals in Tech’s lone match as the Hokies defeated Navy 2-1. She set up Tori Powell in the 22nd minute for Tech’s first goal on a give-and-go through ball, as Powell netted her third of the season.
Gray’s second assist of the afternoon came on Allyson Brown’s game winner in the 41st minute, which was also Brown’s third goal of the season and gave Gray her third game-winning assist of the year and the seventh of her career.
The two assists in the match gave her a team-best seven this year and tied her for the seventh-most ever recorded in a single season at the school, done seven other times and last accomplished by Jordan Coburn in 2015.
The Sewell, N.J., native now has 15 career assists which is good for seventh on Tech’s all-time career list and two behind Erin Moore (2004-07) for the sixth spot. Gray leads the Hokies with nine points and has 29 in her Tech career.
Nationally, Gray’s seven assists are two better than a pair of Sun Belt players with five and three better than the five closest ACC players, who have four. She also leads the conference in assists per game (0.70), but sits fifth nationally while she is 16th in the country in points, seventh in the conference.
Gray earned her first weekly honor from the ACC and became just the second midfielder at the school to earn the award, joining Jennifer Harvey in 2009.
For her effort, Gray was also named to the College Soccer News Women’s National Team of the Week.
The Hokies will finish the regular season on the road this weekend with a Sunday match at Boston College that kicks off at 1:30 p.m.