Hatcher leading Rabbit’s early season offense

SDSU Soccer’s Nicole Hatcher is this week’s Collegian Sports Athlete of the Week after helping lead the Jacks to a 1-1 record through their first weekend of play. The sophomore forward has one goal and leads the Jacks in shots with five. She scored her goal unassisted in the 24th minute of the Jacks 2-1 win over the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay on Sunday. The Sioux Falls native appeared in 15 games for SDSU in 2014, scoring four goals on just 19 shots, and looks to have a much expanded role in the Jacks’ offense this season. The Jacks soccer team will travel to Iowa this week to face the Hawkeyes in Iowa City on Friday and the Drake Bulldogs at Drake Stadium in Des Moines on Sunday. They will not be home again until Sunday, Sept. 13 when they face Northern Iowa at Fishback Soccer Park in Brookings.