Flores Garners Weekly Defensive Award
Aug. 25, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Boise State freshman goalkeeper Janelle Flores was named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending Aug. 24, the conference announced Monday. Flores did not allow a goal in 135 minutes of action across two starts at the PSU Tournament, leading Boise State to a 1-0-1 record in the season's first weekend.

Flores recorded a shutout Friday, in the first match of her collegiate career. After becoming the first Boise State true freshman to start a game at keeper since Liz Ruiz in 2008 and the first to start a season opener since Kim Parker in 20013, she kept Drake off the scoreboard for the full 90 minutes in a 3-0 win. The Hesperia, Calif., native was instrumental in organizing and directing a Boise State defensive unit that allowed Drake to get just one shot attempt in the game and none on target. The performance matches the fewest shots and shots on goal allowed in a match in program history. It is just the second time Boise State allowed only one shot and the fourth time the Broncos did not face a shot on goal.

In the Sunday match against Portland State, Flores started and played the first half. She blanked the Vikings for 45 minutes, making two saves, and allowing the Broncos to take a 1-0 lead into intermission. Flores did not return for the second half as a precautionary measure.

This is the fifth time Boise State has earned MW Defensive Player of the Week honors, and 14th overall regardless of conference. It is the 11th time in program history a goalkeeper has been named conference defensive player of the week, and the seventh-straight season a Bronco keeper earned the award.

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