WOODLAND, Calif. — The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation named Oregon junior goalkeeper Caroline Federighi its Defensive Player of the Week on Monday night (April 22).
It is the third-straight week where a Duck has received a conference player of the week award and fourth time overall this season. Last week, Shannon Propst was named the MPSF Offensive Player of the Week.
Federighi earned the award after making 28 saves in two games at Stanford and UC Davis last week. Against Stanford (April 19), the Pleasanton, Calif., native saved a career-high 16 shots and finished the game with a .516 save percentage. For an encore, Federighi stopped 12 shots against UC Davis. In the two games, Federighi put together a .571 save percentage.
Federighi is a two-time All-MPSF Tournament selection and was named first team All-MPSF a season ago. Her 285 career saves ranks second all-time at Oregon and her 9.15 goals against average in 2012 was the best in school history.
Through 11 games this year, Federighi has 57 saves and holds an 8.57 goals against average.
Also nominated for this week's defensive award were California's Megan McGinnis, Stanford's Megan Lerner, Katie Wilbur of Fresno State, USC's Liz Shaeffer and Denver's Hannah Hook.
Federighi and the Ducks (8-8, 3-4 MPSF) wrap up the 2013 season on Friday evening at No. 11 Denver. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m.