Sept. 7, 2015
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Boise State goalkeeper Janelle Flores was named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week Monday, after guiding the Broncos to a 1-0-1 week. Flores made 11 saves, posting one shutout and a 0.45 goals-against average for the week. She also had a 91.7 save percentage and the lone goal she allowed came on a penalty kick.
Just a sophomore, it is already the third MW Defensive Player of the Week honor for Flores. She is now tied with Liz Ruiz and Kim Parker for the most career conference defensive player of the week awards in school history. Ruiz and Parker earned all of their honors in the Western Athletic Conference. Shannon Saxton was a four-time WAC Offensive Player of the Week, the only Bronco on either side of the ball with more than three awards.
Flores made a season-high six saves in a shutout victory Sept. 4, against Idaho. It was the first shutout of the season and the seventh of her career, good for No. 6 in Boise State history. She added five saves Sunday, at Idaho State.
Boise State (1-3-1) returns to action Friday, at home against Utah (4 p.m.). The Broncos will also host Weber State Sunday (1 p.m.).