One day after earning the GSAC Defensive Player of the Week honors, Biola senior goalkeeper Erin Frushon has been named the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, announced by the national body on Tuesday afternoon.
Frushon, who hails from Bonsall, Calif., posted another solid week in goal for the Eagles, allowing just one goal and recording seven saves as Biola earned a pair of GSAC victories including an upset win over No. 3 Azusa Pacific University on Saturday.
The senior made four saves and recorded her third shutout of the season on Wednesday as the Eagles defeated Fresno Pacific, 1-0. On Saturday, she allowed one goal, but made three saves and came off her line a number of times to stop additional chances as unranked Biola upset No. 3 Azusa Pacific University 2-1 in double overtime.
The goal she surrendered on Saturday was the first allowed at home since August 30th, snapping a string of 390 scoreless minutes. Overall, she has allowed just 10 goals in 12 matches, lowering her goals against average to 0.84 on the season.
This is the second season Frushon has earned NAIA National Player of the Week honors, last being selected on Nov. 1, 2010 after Biola upset then-No. 4 ranked The Master's College by a 2-1 count.
Biola improved to 7-5-0 on the season at week's end and remains in a tie for second place in the conference with a 4-1-0 overall record. The four conference wins are already the most since the 2005 season when the Eagles went 5-2-3 and placed third.
Biola heads on the road for its next three matches, facing No. 12 Westmont on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The Eagles and Warriors are currently tied for second in the GSAC standings, one game behind No. 5 Point Loma Nazarene.