FARMINGTON, Utah - Sacramento State goalkeeper Aaliyah Fesili earned her third Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week award this seas, the league announced today. The award is her third overall and second in a row.
.@SacStateWSoccer's Aaliyah Fesili reached 10 shutouts on the season after posting clean sheets in two wins last weekend. She earns a second-straight #BigSkySoccer Defensive Player of the Week honor and third of the season!— Big Sky Soccer (@BigSky_Soccer) October 29, 2019
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Fesili posted back-to-back shutouts last week, helping lead the Hornets to a 2-0 showing at home against Idaho (1-0, 2OT) and Eastern Washington (1-0). Fesili made a combined 11 saves in the two matches while playing all 109:
The Honolulu native leads the Big Sky with a 0.61 goals against average, a .888 save percentage, and 10 shutouts. All three are best in Hornets women's soccer single-season history and her 10 shutouts are one shy of tying the Big Sky single-season record.
Tuesday's weekly award is the third of the year for Fesili, who also received the honor last week (Oct. 22) and on Sept. 3. Fesili's three selections bring the Hornets' total to six this season. In addition to Fesili's three nods, Camila Fonseca (Oct. 8), Tiffany Miras (Sept. 24), and Kylee Kim-Bustillos (Sept. 17) have all been recognized, as well.
Sacramento State's six Player of the Week selections are the most by a Hornets team since the 2007 squad had seven weekly honors.