PORTLAND — A pair of Southern Oregon University athletes have been recognized as Red Lion players of the week in the Cascade Conference.

PORTLAND — A pair of Southern Oregon University athletes have been recognized as Red Lion players of the week in the Cascade Conference.

Sarah Holgen was named hitter of the week. Women's soccer player Chenin Young was named defensive player of the week.

Holgen also claimed the honor a week earlier. In four matches at the Biola University/Holiday Inn Summer Slam last weekend, she averaged 18.5 kills per match and nearly posted a triple-double (15 kills, 15 digs and eight assists) in 14th-ranked SOU's 3-2 upset of No. 7 Lewis-Clark State.

Young, a 5-9 senior center back, keyed a shutout against visiting Simpson as the Raiders did not allow a single shot in the 3-0 season-opening victory.