O’CONNOR’S HAT TRICK NETS PLAYER OF THE WEEK Shea O’Connor ties program record with three goals in a match to win WAC Player of the Week.

DENVER – NM State forward Shea O’Connor was named Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.

O’Connor, from Eugene, Ore., had a career day against Chicago State on Feb. 20. Against the Cougars, O’Connor became the fourth Aggie in program history to record a hat trick and the first since Aileen Galicia and Devin Hart did it in the same game on Oct. 20, 2017.

The senior netted two goals, both assisted by Hannah Leitner, within a minute of each other in the second half (64:55, 65:37) before adding her third in the 73rd minute to make it 4-0 Aggies.  She finished the match with three goals on just four shots.