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Martin named conference Defensive Player of the Week
Following a career-high-tying, 10-save outing against South Alabama, junior goalkeeper Heather Martin was named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday.
Martin was in goal for both of the Bobcats’ victories last week. She helped hold off the Ragin’ Cajuns last Friday with five saves in a 2-1 overtime win against Louisiana, then doubled the total in a 1-0 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.
The shutout was Martin’s third of the season. She is only the sixth goalie in program history to post two double-digit save performances and currently holds the second-highest save rate in the league at .911 percent.
This is Martin’s first conference honor of the season and the team’s third, with junior forward Kaylee Davis securing the Offensive Player award in consecutive weeks on Sept. 11 and 18.