For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · firstname.lastname@example.org
Fredericksburg, Va. – Senior captain Katie Flores (Towson, Md./Towson) earned the Capital Athletic Defensive Player of the Week award for the second time this season for the week ending October 28. This is Flores' third career conference weekly honor.
She earned CAC Defensive Player of the Week accolades after leading the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's soccer team to the CAC Tournament Semifinals for the fourth consecutive season. Flores notched a 0.810 save percentage and one shutout in 180 minutes of action.
The 5-7 goalkeeper began the week with a career-best 11 saves for the second time this season in a 4-1 midweek loss to No. 15 Christopher Newport University as she faced 36 shots. Flores then picked up six stops in her second shutout of third-seeded York College of Pennsylvania in the first round of the CAC Tournament as the sixth-seeded Seahawks advanced to the semifinals with a 1-0 triumph.
Flores currently ranks second in the league with 104 saves, fourth with a 0.782 save percentage, and tied for fourth with five wins and four shutouts.
The Seahawks (8-10-1) will be back in action on Wednesday, October 31, traveling to Fredericksburg, Virginia, to face second-seeded University of Mary Washington in the semifinals of the CAC Tournament at 11:00 a.m.
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2018 CAC Defensive Players of the Week
Sep. 4 – Keiley McCarthy, Christopher Newport, Jr., D
Sep. 10 – Lauren Hall, St. Mary's, Sr., D
Sep. 17 – Regan Benton, Salisbury, Fy., GK
Sep. 24 – Haley Eiser, Christopher Newport, So., GK
Oct. 1 – Katie Flores, St. Mary's, Sr., GK
Oct. 8 – Kelcie Macomber, Mary Washington, Sr., GK
Oct. 15 – Kelcie Macomber, Mary Washington, Sr., GK
Oct. 22 – Haley Eiser, Christopher Newport, So., GK
Oct. 29 – Katie Flores, St. Mary's, Sr., GK