Boyd Named NSCAA National Women's Soccer Player of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- OREGON STATE junior goalkeeper Colleen Boyd was selected NSCAA National Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 20. Boyd's solid play between the pipes helped the Beavers to down a couple of nationally-ranked Pac-10 foes last weekend to earn the first national honor of her career. She was selected by a committee from a nomination pool comprised of players of the week from each NCAA Division I soccer conference.
The La Canada, Calif., native recorded shutouts against then-No. 19 USC and then-No. 16 UCLA. She had four saves in a 1-0 victory over USC and two in a 3-0 win over UCLA. Boyd showed great leadership and command of the OSU defense which only allowed a combined six shots over both matches.
The two shutouts gives her nine on the season, an Oregon State single-season record. Boyd has made 36 saves to date and has only allowed seven goals. Her saves percentage of .837 is top in the Conference and she ranks 15th nationally with a .529 goals against average. She also leads a Beaver defense that ranks fifth in the country with a .692 shutout percentage.
Boyd was also named Pac-10 Player of the Week for the first time in her career earlier this week.
Boyd and the Beavers will look to extend their six-game winning streak on the road this weekend, facing Washington State on Friday, October 22 and Washington on Sunday, October 24.