FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Capital Athletic Conference announced its weekly award winners for women's soccer on Monday and Salisbury University senior Hope Knussman was named the league's Defensive co-Player of the Week.
It marks the second time this season that Knussman has picked up the honor, as the goalkeeper has not allowed a goal in her last 405 minutes in net.
Last week, Knussman picked up two more CAC shutouts, as the Sea Gulls defeated Marymount (Va.) University, 5-0, and York College of Pennsylvania, 1-0. Knussman notched four saves this week – one at Marymount and three second half saves to keep the York game scoreless, allowing her offense to find the back of the net just before the end of regulation.
Salisbury has won all six of its CAC games by shutout this year, with Knussman in net for all but 45 minutes of those victories, and she has not surrendered a goal since September 24.
Knussman's honor marks the third-straight week that a Sea Gull has earned the league's weekly defensive honor.
Salisbury will host its final regular season home game on Wednesday, October 18 taking on No. 9 Christopher Newport University at Sea Gull Soccer Stadium beginning at 3 p.m.
To see the CAC release in its entirety, click here.