Tulsa men’s soccer player Alex Meinhard and women’s soccer player Megan Nielsen were each named the American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week for their sports on Monday.
Meinhard, a sophomore forward from Estonia, had two goals and an assist on the week. With just 7.4 seconds remaining in the second overtime period against SMU, Meinhard knocked home a rebound attempt to give Tulsa's fourth-ranked men's team a 2-1 win over No. 6 SMU. Meinhard’s first goal of the contest was the equalizer in the 35th minute. He also picked up an assist in TU’s 4-0 win against South Florida.
Nielsen, a junior forward from Oklahoma City, scored two goals, including the game winner, to give the Tulsa women a 4-1 win over Temple It was the Golden Hurricane’s first conference road win since 2018. Nielsen’s goals came in the 23rd and 25th minutes, helping TU take a 3-1 advantage into halftime. Nielsen recorded a team-best four shots in 84 minutes of play.