WPFC Alumna selected GNAC player of the week
WPFC Alumni Maddie Dickinson got rewarded for being stingy.
Seattle Pacific’s senior goalkeeper, who has surrendered just one goal in 399 minutes this season, received the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week award for women’s soccer on Monday.
Dickinson compiled 11 saves and allowed a single goal during a pair of overtime games last week in Hawaii, helping the Falcons complete their non-conference schedule with a 3-0-1 record. She stopped six shots and registered her third shutout in a scoreless tie with BYU-Hawaii on Wednesday.
“Maddie was awesome,” SPU coach Chuck Seykra said following the BYU contest. “She came off the line well and had a one-versus-one save to stop a goal.”
On Saturday against Hawaii Pacific, Dickinson was credited with five saves in SPU’s 1-0 double-overtime victory.
She currently leads the GNAC with a 0.23 goals against average and is second in save percentage at 92.3%.
A product of Skyview High School in Vancouver, Wash., Dickinson now has 22 career collegiate clean sheets. She is within three shutouts of the school’s all-time leader Jennifer Hull who blanked 25 opponents from 2001-04.
Dickinson and the SPU women open conference play at home on Thursday, Sept. 16 against Montana State Billings. Kick-off is 7