CARROLLTON, Ga. – After a career day on Sunday, sophomore keeper Jackie Donaldson was named the Gulf South Conference’s Defender of the Week on Tuesday afternoon.
The Woodstock native set a career high with 16 saves in a narrow defeat on Sunday afternoon against Georgia College, who received votes in the latest United Soccer Coaches Poll. The number bested her previous high of 11, which she notched against Lee in the conference tournament last season.
Additionally, Donaldson’s save total was the second most saves in a single game in school history, just two shy of Mary Laza’s 18 saves against West Florida in 2010.
Donaldson also notched four saves in a 1-1 draw against Clayton State on Friday, giving the sophomore 20 saves total for the weekend. For the season, Donaldson has made 31 saves, which is second in the league and has allowed less than a goal a game and has a save percentage of .931.
It’s the first GSC Defender of the Week honor for a UWG goalkeeper since the aforementioned Mary Laza earned the honor in 2012.
The Wolves are back on the road this weekend as they open GSC play, beginning with an 8 p.m. kickoff against Montevallo on Friday night.