BOCA RATON, Fla. –
The Florida Atlantic University women's soccer team has now gone over a month without a loss, and will put an unbeaten stretch of eight matches on the line this weekend. In that span, the Owls have earned four C-USA weekly honors, the fourth of which was announced Monday, as Jennifer Ocampo
is the latest Conference USA Goalkeeper of the Week.
Ocampo recorded two clean sheets versus Old Dominion and Middle Tennessee to run the Owls' C-USA mark to 6-0-1. That makes for six shutouts this year, eight straight FAU matches without a loss, and Ocampo has aided in the Owls outscoring league opponents by a combined score of 5-0 in five home matches. The fifth-year goalkeeper had 10 saves on the weekend, including six on her Senior Day in the team's 1-0 win over Middle Tennessee.
"It's an honor to receive this recognition (for the second time)," said Ocampo. "Our defense played so well this weekend and made my job much easier. Our team is seeing our hard work pay off with our unbeaten record in conference and I'm excited to wrap up the rest of the season and compete for the Conference USA championship."
Ocampo also earned this honor on Sept. 24, as well as two times last season as a redshirt junior. Her six overall shutouts this year ranks second among C-USA goalkeepers, with five of those coming in conference play, tying her for first. Against league opponents, with Ocampo in net, the Owls have allowed just one goal, making for a .158 goal against average, and that and Ocampo's .955 save percentage within C-USA are also best in the league.
"The team has enjoyed a tremendous start to the 2018 C-USA season and with that success comes individual accolades. We are excited to hear that Jenny has again been honored by C-USA for her performances against Old Dominion and Middle Tennessee," added Head Coach Patrick Baker
. "Two shutouts for her and her teammates, 200 minutes for the weekend and most importantly moving to 6-0-1 in C-USA play for the first time in program history. She continues to lead our team, play well at a high level and be a difference maker in every game. Her attention to the goalkeeping details with Coach Fertenbaugh has added to her development this fall and is allowing her to have a special senior year."
FAU's final three matches of the regular season will all be on the road. First up, the Owls head to Texas for two this week, taking on North Texas Friday night and Rice on Sunday afternoon.