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. – The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Athletes of the Week were announced for Women's Soccer Monday and sophomore Vanessa Martinez (La Mirada, Calif.) was recognized as the Defensive Athlete of the Week.

Vanessa helped the Poets to a 1-0-1 week that featured a 2-1 win over California Lutheran and a 0-0 double-overtime draw with Redlands. Martinez posted 11 saves in a combined 107:36 minutes of action. Martinez notched seven of those stops in the draw with the Bulldogs en route to a .917 save percentage.

Whittier returns to the pitch as they travel to take on the top ranked Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer, Wednesday, September 25 beginning at 4:00pm.