It was a familiar scene for the Providence Pilots, as they earned their third-straight MCAC Women’s Soccer Championship last weekend. And now, it’s also a familiar scene for midfielder Jessica Gzebb, who just like in Week 2, is once again the MCAC Athlete of the Week.
Scoring in both matches on the weekend, Gzebb continued the influence she’s had offensively for her team all season long, producing when her team needed her the most. Describing her as the “most consistent player we have”, the difference Gzebb makes on the pitch is not lost on head coach Giancarlo Calla.
“I think if anyone knows the game or watches long enough, it is very easy to tell who the most influential player is on the field,” says Calla. “Her ability to move the ball around, see teammates, and anticipate the next play is unmatched. Even at times when we did not play well, she found other ways to be influential, and that is a sign of an elite player.”
Regarding Gzebb’s play as of late, Calla isn’t the only one who has taken notice. Along with her two-time recognition as Athlete of the Week this season, Gzebb was also named to the MCAC All-Conference Team, and was named the Player of the Game in the Pilots Championship-winning match.
Not only do these accolades support Gzebb’s skill as a player, but it echo’s Calla’s statements on her consistency. And after the consistency Providence has had over the past three years, it might just be safe to say Jessica Gzebb has found a good fit at Providence.