Maddie Vickroy of Texas Woman’s University‘s soccer team was tabbed as the first Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of the Week in 2017, as announced by the league office Wednesday.
Vickroy, a freshman goalkeeper, tallied two shutouts on opening weekend in her Pioneer debut. The McKinney Boyd High School product made a pair of saves in a 1-0 victory against sixth-ranked Colorado School of Mines Friday and followed up that performance with five saves against Regis while playing all 110 minutes in the double overtime tie, including two crucial stops in the final minute against the Rangers.
Following last week’s performances, Vickroy is tied for tops in the league in save percentage (1.000), shutouts (2), goals against average (.000), and is third in saves (7).
Vickroy’s accolade marks the third year in a row a Pioneer has been chosen as the season’s first LSC Defensive Player of the Week. Ariana Morrison was selected during Week One during the 2015 season, and Samantha Jimenez earned the same honor last year.
The Pioneers (1-0-1) travel to Dallas Baptist for an in-region contest Friday at 7 p.m. and return home for a game Sunday at 2 p.m. against CSU-Pueblo.
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