WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Husky goalkeeper Megan Kufeld was named Defensive Player of the Week for Pac-12 Women’s Soccer for the week of Oct. 7-13, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
The redshirt sophomore goalkeeper posted two shutouts and 295 scoreless minutes before allowing a golden goal in a 1-0 overtime loss to Colorado. She posted 18 saves and allowed
only one goal in three matches, one of which was against then-No. 3 UCLA. Against the Bruins, Kufeld recorded eight saves as Washington earned a 0-0 double overtime draw and was the first Pac-12 team to earn a point against first-place UCLA this season. She added five saves in a 1-0 win at home over Utah and another five saves against the Buffs.
Kufeld has posted six shutouts this season and ranks fifth in the conference in both saves and save percentage.
During Pac-12 play, Kufeld has been even better, allowing just two goals in five games. She is the conference leader with a 0.36 goals against average in Pac-12 games, while making 24 saves. Her .923 save percentage is also the best in the Pac-12 during conference play.
A first-year starter, Kufeld is earning her first Pac-12 weekly honor. She joins Lauren Kaskie of UCLA who was the offensive player of the week after a golden goal against Stanford.
The Dawgs are back in action on Thursday for a 7 p.m. conference tilt with Oregon at the Husky Soccer Stadium. The game will also be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Networks.