Oct. 1, 2007
Los Angeles, CA - For the second consecutive week, the West Coast Conference's top weekly honor went to LMU as senior GK Joslyn Slovek was named the WCC Player of the Week for September 24-30. Slovek was instrumental in LMU extending its winning streak to a school-record six games, posting a combined seven saves in wins over Idaho and UC Riverside.
Slovek stopped four shots on Friday in a 3-1 win versus Idaho to help the Lions tie the nine-year old program record for consecutive wins at five. She followed that performance with three saves, including two spectacular diving stops in the second half, for her fifth shutout of the year against UC Riverside. With LMU leading 2-0, Slovek went low to her right to keep out a long-range effort with 20 minutes to go. Minutes later, she produced the save of the match, stretching high to her right to tip over and preserve the 2-0 shutout victory.
Slovek's honor comes on the heels of senior Jamie Bell sharing the award for September 16-23. This is Slovek's second career POW award after earning one last season.
Slovek has recorded four shutouts in her last six matches and has five overall in 2007, tying for the conference high and equaling her total from all of last season. Her goals-against-average this year is 0.58, second in the WCC, and she is also second in the conference with 43 saves. Her 23.5 career shutouts and 239 career saves both rank second on the LMU all-time lists.
LMU closes out its five-game home stand with two matches this week. The Lions host Hawai'i at 4 p.m. on Thursday and Sacramento State at 1 p.m. Sunday.