W. SOCCER

Shannon Walisch Earns Weekly SSC Award

ORLANDO, Fla. – University of Tampa women’s soccer defender Shannon Walisch has been named the VALIC Sunshine State Conference Defensive Players of the Week, as announced Tuesday by league commissioner Jay Jones.

Walisch, a junior from Palm Harbor, Fla., anchored a tough Spartan defense in a pair of season-opening matches in Columbus, Ga. In a 3-1 victory over Anderson, Walisch and the Tampa defense allowed just four shots on goal. No. 8 UT then limited host and No. 22 Columbus State to a single shot on goal in a 1-0 setback. The Cougars' lone goal came on a free kick. Walisch played all 180 minutes of the two contests.

For more than half a century, VALIC has served as a leading retirement plan provider for higher education, as well as for K-12 schools and school districts, healthcare, government and other not-for-profit institutions. VALIC has more than $65 billion in total assets under management and manages plans for nearly 25,000 groups serving nearly two million plan participants. VALIC represents The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc., and VALIC Retirement Services Company.

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