For the second week this season Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) men’s goalkeeper, Jorge Cavazos won the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) defensive player of the week. Cavazos is quickly making a case for the RRAC defensive player of the year, having won two of the seven weekly awards so far, and he is currently the only player to win a weekly award in RRAC twice.
Cavazos had a strong week, keeping two clean sheets throughout the weekend as the Saints remain top of the league. The Saints managed a 3-0 win over Jarvis Christian College midweek before holding Texas College to a scoreless draw.
The clean sheet against Texas College is especially impressive as the offensive player of the week, Confidence Ogo, managed to win the offensive player of the week. That was on the back of scoring a hat-trick in their match on Thursday, having him on fire ahead of the match against OLLU.
Cavazos only needed one half in the Thursday match against Jarvis Christian, only needing to make one save throughout the 45 minutes he played. Against the Steers Cavazos played the full 110 minutes, making six saves throughout the match.
The case for Cavazos to win the defensive player of the year is a strong one as he continues to impress this year. Cavazos leads the conference with a 0.63 goals against average and he also has four shut outs, as OLLU has not lost a conference match so far this season.
Hugo Plascencia was a nominee for the offensive player of the week for OLLU, scoring a goal in the midweek match. But up against a strong Ogo performance, it was hard for anyone other than Ogo to win the match.