USAFA, Colo. - Sophomore Kylie Williamson of Air Force women's soccer was named Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Week, for games ending the week of Sept. 9, announced today by the conference office. Williamson is the second Falcon to earn MW player of the week honors so far this season.
The local product from Colorado Springs, Colo., and Air Academy High School helped lead Air Force to a weekend sweep of Robert Morris and Bryant University. In Friday's 3-0 win over Robert Morris, the sophomore defender spearheaded a Falcon defense that allowed just two shots on goal. On Sunday, Williamson logged all 90 minutes of a 1-0 victory over Bryant as Air Force extended its streak of not allowing a goal to 400 minutes. The Falcons have shut out six of their seven opponents this season and are off to the best start in program history at 4-1-2.
Senior Megan Jurado, a forward at San Diego State, earned MW Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Williamson joins teammate, Leah Bratt, who earned MW Offensive Player of the Week on Aug. 20, as the two Falcons to earn player of the week honors.