Oct. 14, 2013
AUBURN, Ala. - Junior goalkeeper Alicen Wright was named the Southeastern Conference's soccer Defensive Player of the Week for her performance in Auburn's scoreless tie with Georgia last Friday, the league office announced Monday.
"Alicen had the best game of her Auburn career last Friday," Auburn head coach Karen Hoppa said. "She came up big for us in key moments of that game and gave us a chance to win. We were excited for her to be recognized by the SEC for that shutout."
Wright, a Chino Hills, Calif. native, helped the Tigers earn their first point of the 2013 conference season. Wright faced 10 Bulldogs shots and turned away seven, tying her game-high.
The junior now has 35 saves on the year, and her average saves per game is now at 3.89, good for seventh in the SEC. The shutout was the sixth of her career and second as a Tiger.
Wright is the first Auburn player to win the league's Defensive Player of the Week award this season.
Auburn improved its record to 4-8-2 overall and 0-5-1 in conference play after the draw last Friday.
The Tigers will hit the road again next week for matches at Tennessee and Missouri. The match against Tennessee is set for Oct. 18 at 6 p.m., while the match against Missouri will be on Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. in Columbia.
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