STANFORD, Calif. -- Stanford senior goalkeeper Emily Oliver was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week following her performances in the Cardinal's season-opening victories at Boston College and Connecticut last weekend.
Oliver made nine saves while facing 17 shots in a 2-1 double-overtime victory over B.C. on Friday. Many of her saves were simply spectacular, and preserved the tie score, allowing the Cardinal to remain in position to win. Alex Doll's goal in the 108th minute was the winner.
Against UConn, Oliver also faced 17 shots, while earning her 27th career shutout.
Oliver has a 0.45 goals-against average after two matches and is a returning All-America and a three-time NCAA College Cup all-tournament selection.
Oliver and the Cardinal play their home opener Saturday at 7 p.m. against Portland at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.