Maiwald Named WAC Defensive Player of the Week

DENVER -- San Jose State women’s soccer goalkeeper Meghan Maiwald has been named Verizon Western Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the week of October 17-23.
Maiwald, a senior from San Jose, Calif., made 13 saves and ended the week with a scoreless streak of 137 minutes, 17 seconds, including a solo shutout of Louisiana Tech Sunday on Senior Day. She led the Spartans to two WAC wins, helping the team secure a place in the WAC Tournament for the seventh straight season.
Maiwald made nine saves against the Louisiana Tech on Sunday, and had four against New Mexico State on Friday, including a critical stop in double overtime that extended the game, which the Spartans would later win in the last second of overtime.
The WAC Player of the Week award is the second this season for the Spartans. Lauren Sanchez was named WAC Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 12-18 after scoring the game-winning goal in a win over Portland State.   Callie Hancock of Fresno State was named the Verizon WAC Offensive Player of the week after scoring three goals last week.   Other defensive nominees included: Fresno State defender Lauren Lindstrom helped shutout Louisiana Tech and scored the game-winning goal … Idaho defender Chelsie Breen helped limit chances on Idaho’s emergency keeper … Nevada defender Annabelle Allen tied the Nevada career record for starts made, with her 77th … New Mexico State goalkeeper Erin Wosick made nine saves against Fresno to secure a tie … Utah State goaltender Molli Merrill picked up a shutout vs. Idaho.