ABERCROMBIE EARNS SECOND STRAIGHT BIG SKY DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD
OGDEN, Utah - Sacramento State sophomore goalkeeper Savannah Abercrombie earned her second straight Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Week honor, for the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4.
Abercrombie collected a career-high 11 saves in the Hornets’ 1-0 upset victory over No. 10 Cal on Friday afternoon. The victory was the first for the Hornets over a ranked opponent since beating no. 19 Utah on October 5, 2003. She added four saves in 110 minutes of play in Sacramento State's 1-1 overtime tie against San Jose State on Sunday.
The clean sheet against Cal was her fifth of the season, giving her 13 career shutouts. She needs just one more to pass Stacy Hines (1994-97) as the school's all-time leader.
She now ranks 18th in the NCAA in save percentage (0.873) and 32nd in goals against average (0.627). As a team, the Hornets rank 34th in shutout percentage (0.545), 24th in goals against average (0.60), and 13th in save percentage (0.833).
The award was the third of the season for Abercrombie. She became the first Hornet ever to earn three defensive player of the week honors in a season, and the first player since Katie McCoy (2007) to earn more than two weekly conference honors in a single-season.