NWC Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week for Sept. 10 - 16

Balin Larson
Whitworth, Junior
Seattle, Wash./Bellevue CC
Larson, Whitworth's center back defender, led a Pirate defense that allowed only a single shot on-goal in two shutout victories over the weekend. He is a primary reason Whitworth has given up only one goal in six matches in 2012.

Honorable Mention:
Brayden Calder (Willamette, Fr. – Philomath, Ore./Philomath)
Kevin Wien (Pacific Lutheran, So. – Lake Tapps, Wash./Auburn Riverside)
Sam Naatz (Puget Sound, Jr. – Salt Lake City, Utah/Judge Memorial)
Michael Summers (Pacific, Jr. – Beaverton, Ore./Southridge)
Scott Goodman (Linfield, So. – Newberg, Ore./Newberg)