Top Performers of the Week: August 27 -- September 1

Running back Harvey Unga was named MWC player of the week after season-opening victory over Arizona. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

The Top Performers of the Week feature highlights the top athletes of each sport currently in play. Check back each week to see which athletes are standing out in Cougar sports.

Harvey Unga - Football - Freshman; Provo, Utah

BYU running back Harvey Unga led BYU to a 20-7 season-opening victory over Arizona. Unga, a freshman from Provo, Utah, racked up a game-high 194 all-purpose yards, including a game-best 67 yards rushing and 127 yards receiving. Unga was also credited with two touchdowns, including a 27-yard pass and run with 6:02 left in the first quarter that gave the Cougars a 7-0 lead, and an 11-yard run in the fourth quarter that extended BYU's lead to 20-0.

Prior to Arizona's final drive of the game, Unga had totaled more offensive yards than the entire Arizona offense combined. For the game, Unga averaged 4.5 yards per carry and averaged over 14 yards per reception.

Chelsea Goodman - Women's Volleyball - Senior; Mesa, Ariz.

Cougar outside hitter Chelsea Goodman was named the MVP of the BYU Molten Classic after helping the Cougars go 3-0 on the weekend with a five-game win over No. 10 Wisconsin and two sweeps over American and Northern Iowa. Goodman led BYU in kills against the Eagles and Panthers with 14 and 15, respectively, while posting 16 kills against the Badgers. She also tied her career high in blocks with six against American. Goodman posted two double-doubles in the tournament with 16 kills and 13 digs against Wisconsin and match highs of 15 kills and 16 digs against Northern Iowa. Her career double-double total is now 37, third all-time in the MWC and just two behind SDSU?s Aspen McPartland, who had 39 from 2000-03.

Kassidy Christensen - Soccer - Freshman; Bountiful, Utah

Freshman Kassidy Christensen of Bountiful, Utah (Woods Cross HS) scored the lone goal in a 1-0 victory at Michigan State on Aug. 31 in the team's first game of the season. She tallied three shots with two on goal. Not only was the goal her first of the season, but it was the first of her career in her first game, and it was in overtime for the sudden-death victory.

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