INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – After a breakout performance in her team's season opener, Franklin junior attacker Jalynn Gorman has been named the HCAC's Offensive Player of the Week, earning the award for the first time in her playing career.
The Clayton, Ind.-native was a force for the Grizzlies in their season-opening win over Concordia (Wis.) on Saturday. Gorman scored four times and assisted on the game-winner, racking up nine points in the Grizzlies' 5-4 comeback win.
Gorman potted goals in the 16th and 32nd minutes, respectively, to give the Grizzlies an early 2-0 lead. Concordia would rattle off four straight goals to take the lead, but Gorman drew the Grizzlies even with two more goals less than three minutes apart in the second half to tie things up. With less than 10 minutes to go, she set up Maddie Fleet's winning tally with a crossing feed that was re-directed for the game-winner.
She became the first Grizzly since Fleet back on Oct. 7, 2017 to score at least four goals in a game. Her nine points are a career high for a single game, and surpasses her previous career-high for points in a year, which was eight from the 2016 campaign.
Gorman and the Grizzlies head to St. Louis, Mo. on Friday (Sept. 7) night for a showdown against Fontbonne University. Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m.