AFTER CONSECUTIVE SHUTOUTS, ABERCROMBIE EARNS BIG SKY PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - After recording back-to-back shutouts at Montana and Eastern Washington, goalkeeper Savannah Abercrombie was named Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.
Savannah Abercrombie was named Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week for Oct. 3-9.
Northern Arizona forward Sam Monahan was named the offensive player of the week. This is Abercrombie's first player of the week award this season after winning once last year. It's the second time a Sacramento State player has won this year, as Caitlin Pulver earned the award on Sept. 12.
Abercrombie was key in the Hornets' consecutive 1-0 road wins against the Grizzlies and Eagles over the weekend. The senior tallied five saves in the win at Montana and a season-best eight saves against Eastern Washington.
Abercrombie now has a 1.29 goals against average on the season with 48 saves and five shutouts.
The El Camino HS graduate has accumulated 28 shutouts in her standout four-year career, which is easily the most in both school and conference history.
The Hornets, now 2-1 in Big Sky play, have just four games left in the regular season. Head coach Randy Dedini's squad will play host to Northern Arizona and Northern Colorado this weekend at Hornet Field before a rare Thursday home game against Idaho State next week and the season finale at Weber State on Oct. 23.