Weaver Garners Second Conference Player of the Week Selection
OGDEN, Utah – Sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Weaver garnered her second conference player of the week selection of the season on Monday as she was named the Big Sky Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week, sharing the honor with Eastern Washington's goalkeeper Jamie Walker. Weaver's player of the week selection is the third of the season for the Northern Arizona soccer team and second consecutive after senior Sam Monahan earned offensive honors last week.
This past weekend, Weaver allowed just two goals in 220 minutes on the road at Sacramento State and Portland State despite the Lumberjacks being outshot by a 42-14 combined margin and a 19-1 disadvantage in corner kicks. Weaver made 20 saves to help the Lumberjacks to a pair of critical 1-1 draws on the road in conference play. She matched her career-high of 11 saves, set earlier this season against Ball State, on Sunday at Portland State.
For the weekend, Weaver posted a 0.82 goals against average and a .909 save percentage. Her current goals against average of 1.70 and save percentage of .784 are season-bests. She has been even better than her season marks during conference play, posting a 1.24 goals against average and a .851 save percentage in five Big Sky games.
Weaver leads the Big Sky with 98 saves and 6.53 saves per game. Her 98 saves is currently the sixth-most in a single season in school history. Her save total also puts her in a tie for 19th in the country among Division I teams.
The Lumberjacks wrap up their regular season this weekend with a road tilt at Montana at 2 p.m. on Friday before returning home for Senior Day against Eastern Washington at 12 p.m. on Sunday.