IRVING, Texas – Junior goalkeeper Allison Leone has picked up her second consecutive C-USA Goalkeeper of the Week honor as announced by the conference office on Monday morning after posting five saves and a pair of shutouts over the weekend.
With Leone’s award, WKU extended its C-USA record of consecutive Players of the Week to six consecutive weeks, with Chandler Backes, Olivia Fitzgerald, Makenzie Costner and Nicole Roseland also garnering individual laurels from the conference.
The Kennesaw, Ga., native tallied her sixth and seventh solo shutouts of 2016 and brought her career total of clean sheets to an even 20 with her performances against Middle Tennessee and UAB. Leone also made her 200th career save late in the match against the Blue Raiders on Friday evening.
Against Middle Tennessee, Leone finished with a pair of saves to hold the Blue Raiders off the scoresheet in the rivalry matchup, while the junior collected three saves against the Blazers on Sunday. One of her best saves of the season came in the 89th minute against UAB as she dived to her left and corralled a shot from the Blazers’ Amy Brewer to seal the shutout victory.
Under Leone’s watch between the posts, WKU has earned shutouts in six of its last seven matches. The junior also became the first C-USA goalkeeper to reach 10 wins in 2016 following the 2-0 victory over UAB on Sunday afternoon. In total, the Lady Toppers have surrendered just two goals in their last 803 minutes of action.
Leone and the Lady Toppers will be back in action on their Florida road swing this weekend, taking on Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton, Fla., on Friday evening at 6 p.m. (CT) before traveling to Miami, Fla., to face FIU at Noon (CT) on Sunday afternoon.
Season tickets are available online at WKUSports.com or by phone at 1-800-5-BIGRED. Tickets for the final two remaining regular season home matches against UTSA and Old Dominion are available.
The 2016 WKU Soccer season is being presented by the United States Marines. This season, the Marines and WKU Athletics are working together to promote the outstanding athletic and academic achievements of our female student-athletes. The Marines are proud to work with and support these future leaders of America.