Goalkeepers Ella Dederick of Washington State and Kelsee Winston of Eastern Washington were given conference soccer honors on Tuesday.
Dederick was picked as the Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week for making three saves and turning in a clean sheet in a double-overtime 0-0 draw with No. 19-ranked Minnesota in Pullman on Friday night. It was the third-year starter’s eighth career shutout.
Winston was chosen Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week. She played 45 minutes each in a pair of season-opening victories finishing with two saves and conceding no goals.
Whitworth tops NWC volleyball poll
Three-time Northwest Conference volleyball champion Whitworth received the maximum first-place votes from the league’s coaches in being chosen the preseason favorite.
The Pirates were 21-6 overall and 15-1 in NWC play last season, advancing to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the first round to Texas-Dallas.
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