NWC Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week for Oct. 24 - 30, 2011

Jenna Quiring
Linfield, Senior
Portland, Ore./Sunset
Quiring, a sweeper, scored the game-winning goal against Whitman and also anchored a solid Linfield defense that surrendered just 15 shots and one goal (a penalty kick) over two matches. In shutting out Whitworth, the Wildcats matched a program single-season record with nine shutouts. Quiring's stellar defensive play helped Linfield remain in a first-place tie in the NWC team standings, match another program single-season record with 13 wins and go 2-0 on the tough eastern Washington road swing for the first time since 2002. (Linfield def. Whitworth 1-0; Linfield def. Whitman 2-1)

Honorable Mention –
Meghan Ellis (Puget Sound, Fr. – Lake Oswego, Ore./Lake Oswego HS)
Gina Barbieri (Willamette, Fr. – Medford, Ore./St. Mary’s School)
Brittany Hartmann (Pacific, Jr. – Portland, Ore./Wilson)
Lauren Brougham (Whitman, Sr. – San Anselmo, Calif./Sir Francis Drake HS)