NAIA Women's Soccer Players of the Week - No. 3

September 18, 2012

By Alan Grosbach, Manager of Communications and Sports Information

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Bekah Garvin of Concordia (Calif.) has been named the NAIA National Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Garvin was selected based on her performances from Sept. 10 - 16 and was chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings.

Garvin, a senior goalkeeper from Sonora, Calif., earned her third shutout of the season - 25th of her career - in Concordia's 1-0 overtime victory against then-No. 12 Cal State San Marcos. In all, Garvin made five saves over 94 minutes before the Eagle offense netted the golden-goal game-winner.  Garvin is CU's all-time leader in shutouts and wins.

Garvin, who owns a 31-16-9 career record between the pipes for the Eagles, ranks third in the Golden State Athletic Conference in goals against average (.830), allowing only five goals in Concordia's six matches.

For a complete listing of all the national statistical leaders, click here.

For the complete player of the week calendar, click here.

Offensive Nominees: Shayna Kremer, Harris-Stowe State (Mo.); Caitlin Pasternack, Carlow (Pa.); Leah Russell, Texas at Brownsville; Chelsea Ruland, Arizona Christian; Monique Orocio, Kansas Wesleyan; Leah Fortune, Lee (Tenn.); Helen Lynskey, Northwood (Fla.); Mia Persson, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Alexa Fryer, Baker (Kan.); Allison Worsham, Oklahoma City; Ashley Dexter, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Katlyn Krysiak, Madonna (Mich.); Amy Samuelson, Morningside (Iowa); Kiara Mcdonagh, Warner Pacific (Ore.); Sofie Jorgensen, Union (Ky.); Mallory Rondeau, Grace (Ind.); Florence Dadson, Robert Morris (Ill.); Paige Wischmann, Bellevue (Neb.); Rachel Rathbone, Bethel (Tenn.); Kalyn Goodenough, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.).

Defensive Nominees: Kate Wiegman, Cornerstone (Mich.); Mackenzie Little, Culver-Stockton (Mo.); Sarah Regalado, Texas at Brownsville; Lauren Birch, Midway (Ky.); Kelsey Givens, Georgetown (Ky.); Emily Tielrooy, Kansas Wesleyan; Lisa Amman, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Kristen Morency, John Brown (Ark.); Morgan Lynn, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Carmen Barnhill, Grace (Ind.); Victoria Shahbaz, St. Thomas (Fla.); Stephanie Spiteri, Lyon (Ark.); Rebekah Counce, Mobile (Ala.); Caroline Mellard, Montreat (N.C.); Erin Volz, Carroll (Mont.); Ariel Watts, Northwestern (Iowa); Nicole Franklin, Concordia (Ore.); Ana Hernandez, Robert Morris (Ill.); Nicoda Linton, Bethel (Tenn.); Katie Olsen, Soka (Calif.).

2012 Women's Soccer Players of the Week (Offensive; Defensive)
Week 1 (Sept. 4):
Kelsey Langille, Cumberland (Tenn.); Indigo Recker, Concordia (Ore.)
Week 2 (Sept. 11): Jordan Davidson, Vanguard (Calif.); Helena Hansson, Embry-Riddle (Fla.)
Week 3 (Sept. 18): Kirsty Montignani, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Bekah Garvin, Concordia (Calif.)