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Cal Poly freshman goalkeeper Sophia Brown honored by Big West Conference

Cal Poly freshman goalkeeper Sophia Brown was chosen as the Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.
Cal Poly freshman goalkeeper Sophia Brown was chosen as the Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. Cal Poly Athletics

Cal Poly freshman goalkeeper Sophia Brown was selected Monday as the Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Week following the opening weekend of the women’s soccer season.

A native of Pleasanton, Brown made 10 saves during the Mustangs’ season-opening loss at No. 18 Cal on Friday. She made two more stops in Cal Poly’s 2-0 win against Pacific on Sunday afternoon.

Brown’s combined .923 save percentage was the highest among Big West competitors. As a senior at Foothill High last year, Brown was named the overall CIF Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

UC Santa Barbara’s Amanda Ball earned Big West Offensive Player of the Week honors after recording a hat trick in the Gauchos’ 3-2 victory against Fresno State.

Cal Poly is scheduled to play its home opener at 7 p.m. Friday against San Francisco.

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