Thompson named Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week for WSU
Fresh off helping the Washington State University women’s soccer team earn a draw against the defending NCAA champions, junior goalkeeper Rachel Thompson of Nikiski was rewarded by the conference.
She was named Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week for the second time this season.
Thompson matched a career high with nine saves in a 1-1 tie with Stanford and also anchored a 4-2 win over Cal.
She faced 31 shots in 110 minutes against Stanford, which leads the nation in shots on goal.
The win against Cal snapped a five-game losing streak.
Tied a career-high with 9️⃣ saves in the draw against No. 1 Stanford. 💪🏼@WSUCougarSoccer's Rachel Thompson is the #Pac12Soccer Goalkeeper of the Week: https://t.co/VWmMJjbQyK pic.twitter.com/x2g9yWifn5
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) October 30, 2018
Thompson, of Nikiski High fame, has a posted 6-4-1 record with two shutouts in 12 appearances.
The first time she had nine saves came against UCLA in a 1-0 win for her first college clean sheet.
The first time she won Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week she closed out a 3-0 win over Idaho and added an assist, the program’s first for a keeper since 2015.