Women's Soccer

Vanessa Martinez named SCIAC Defensive Athlete of the Week

Vanessa Martinez named SCIAC Defensive Athlete of the Week

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SCIAC Athletes of the Week

WHITTIER, Calif. – Freshman goalie Vanessa Martinez (La Mirada, Calif.) was recognized Monday as the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Defensive Athlete of the Week in the 5th Week of Voting. 

Martinez has been lights out for the Whittier College Women's Soccer team and was solid in their lone game on the week.  She posted her second straight shutout as the Poets played Cal Lutheran University to a scoreless draw.  Between the posts she played all 110:00 minutes with seven saves.  Over her last three contests she is 0-1-3 allowing just three goals.

On the season she has collected 43 saves and has a .915 save percentage totaling 620:00 minutes.    

Whittier returns to competition this Wednesday, October 3 as they welcome in the University of Redlands beginning at 7:00pm.