Flores Earns MW Weekly Honor
Sept. 18, 2017

Mountain West Release

– Boise State senior goalkeeper Janelle Flores was named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 11-17, the conference announced Monday. It is the first weekly honor of the season for any Bronco, and the sixth of Flores’ career.

The six career weekly honors are the most for any player in Boise State history regardless of conference affiliation on offense or defense. The 2016 All-Mountain West First Team Goalkeeper currently possesses a .599 goals-against-average on the season – the lowest GAA in the conference.

Flores was sensational in the Broncos’ lone match last weekend, making a season-high seven saves en route to a 1-0 win on the road against Weber State. The clean sheet was the senior’s second of the season and the 16th of her career – putting her one shutout away from tying the school record holder, Liz Ruiz (17, 2008-2011).

The Hesperia, Calif., native was particularly effective down the stretch of the second half, directing the Bronco backline on Weber State free kicks and snaring dangerous service balls into the box. Flores was a major factor in a game where the Wildcats held the advantage in shots (13-7) and shots on goal (7-1).

The senior is also currently first in the school record book in GAA (0.97) and fourth in saves (222).

Boise State (5-3-1) heads into the conference season with 16 points from the nonconference slate, good for the best nonconference season since 2013 when the team earned 17 points but played 10 games in the nonconference.

The Broncos will open league play this weekend on the road at Fresno State on Friday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. (MT) and then at San Jose State on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. (MT).

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