Western Kentucky senior defender Avery Jacobsen was tabbed as the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.
Jacobsen led the WKU defense to a 4-0 shutout win at Southern Illinois on Saturday. The Lady Toppers held the Salukis to only nine shots, four on goal and no corner kicks in the match.
The senior recorded her first point of the season on an assist in the 23rd minute on Ambere Barnett’s goal.
This is Jacobsen’s second C-USA Defensive Player of the Week award of her career. The Las Vegas native previously won the award on Aug. 26, 2019.
Jacobsen and the Lady Toppers kick off conference play Friday at Middle Tennessee.
The match is set for a 7 p.m. start.