WACO, TEXAS (Sept. 24, 2013) -- Gabriela Lopez of Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) corralled the Red River Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week honor for Sept. 16-22.
Lopez, a freshman goalkeeper from New Braunfels, Texas, posted two victories while allowing just one goal last week. She recorded a shutout for a 1-0 victory over Southwestern Assemblies of God University, and she pulled down four saves as OLLU upset NAIA No. 12 Oklahoma City University, 2-1. The Saints climbed to 7-1-1 overall.
Lopez is a graduate of New Braunfels High School. In the nine games she has played, she has recorded 22 saves. In those nine games, the Saints have won four, lost one and tied one with Lopez guarding the net. She ranks fifth in the conference in saves.
Teegan Luckemeyer of OLLU was an additional offensive player nominee.
The NAIA Champions of Character program aims to instill five core values in NAIA athletes, coaches: respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership, and sportsmanship. Our Lady of the Lake University shares and supports these values and strives to promote the Champions of Character program by working with students, coaches through our Champions of Character educational program. For more information on the Champions of Character program, click here: www.championsofcharacter.org.
Luis A. Lárraga
Sports Information Assistant