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Selby named NAIA defender of week

Southern Oregon sophomore Jessie Selby became the program’s first ever recipient of the NAIA women’s soccer defensive player of the week award on Tuesday, three days after she turned in the best display for a Raider goalkeeper in more than a decade.

Against NCAA Division II opponent Sonoma State (Calif.), Selby allowed the Raiders to win a game in which they were out-shot 32-4 courtesy of her 14 saves, the highest single-game total for an SOU keeper since 2006.

The 1-0 victory was the team’s first over NCAA D2 competition since 2012. Selby preserved the shutout, and kept the game tied, by stopping a penalty kick in the 80th minute.

On Monday, Selby was voted the Cascade Conference Red Lion Defensive Player of the Week.

Selby was also in goal for SOU’s upsets at No. 11 Vanguard (Calif.) and No. 25 Westmont (Calif.). In her three starts, she’s faced a total of 56 shots, collected 24 saves and allowed one goal.

The Raiders (3-2) are off until their Cascade Conference opener on Sept. 21 at Oregon Tech.