Hawai‘i junior Alexis Mata (Woodland, Calif./Pioneer HS) collected her first career shutout in a road win, capturing Big West Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Mata made eight saves in a 2-0 win against Idaho State, helping the Rainbow Wahine snap a four-match skid and a four-game scoreless streak.
The netminder faced 20 shots and stopped all eight that were on frame. She held off Idaho State in a scoreless time until Sonest Furtado broke through at the 76:24 mark. Seven of Mata’s eight saves came while the game was scoreless.
Mata’s 32 saves on the season are tied for second in the Big West and tied for No. 35 nationally.
Others nominated: Nano Oronoz (Cal State Fullerton); Amanda Martin (CSUN); Sarah Pilster (Long Beach State); Grayson Galbraith (UC Irvine)