NWC Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week for Oct. 4, 2011

Michael Bathurst
Whitman, Junior
Portland, Ore./Lincoln HS
With Whitman needing two NWC road wins to stay within striking distance of the conference leaders, Bathurst posted back-to-back 1-0 shutouts, including a Sunday victory at Willamette in which he withstood a second-half barrage of 12 shots and 11 corner kicks by the Bearcats. Bathurst made five of his seven saves in that game in the second half. He also made two saves against Linfield.



Honorable Mention –
Cody Tipton (Linfield, Jr. – North Bend, Wash./Mount Si)
Sam Naatz (Puget Sound, So. – Salt Lake City, Utah/Judge Memorial)
Brian Sherpe (Whitworth, Sr. – Centennial, Colo./Grandview)     
Michael Summers (Pacific, So. – Beaverton, Ore./Southridge)
Greg Noll (Pacific Lutheran, Jr. – Vancouver, Wash./Columbia River)