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Addie Clark
Addie Clark earned her second MAC Defensive Player of the Week honors for this season earlier this week.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State’s Clark Named MAC Defensive Player of the Week

Fifth-year goalkeeper Addie Clark has been named the MAC Defensive Player of the Week for the fourth time in her career after compiling eight saves against Ball State last Friday and 12 against the No. 8 Louisville Cardinals Sunday. Her 12 saves against the Cardinals fell one short of her career high.

“We are so proud of Addie and all of her efforts this past weekend,” head coach Emily Dinsmore said. “This is not only an honor for her but our entire defensive unit’s effort.”

Playing an impressive 140 minutes between the posts over the two games, Clark anchored a Mountaineer defense that held a dangerous Ball State offense scoreless on Friday before limiting the Cardinals to just one goal on Sunday in a game that went to a shootout following two scoreless overtime periods. Most notably, Clark and the defense stopped all 15 Louisville corner chances before outdueling another fifth-year senior in the shootout to notch App State’s first win over a top-10 opponent in program history.

The Mountaineers have held their opposition to just one goal over the previous four games, pitching three consecutive shutouts during that stretch. Over the course of the team’s current seven-game winning streak, the Black & Gold have allowed just four goals.

This is Clark’s second MAC Defensive Player of the Week honor in the past three weeks. She crossed the 250-save threshold on Oct. 6 and has shut out three opponents this season. Over the fifth-year senior’s four years between the posts for the Mountaineers, she has posted 13 individual shutouts.

Clark currently boasts a 1.491 goals-against average, which is the second-lowest average in the MAC, and she has saved 78 percent of the shots she has faced this season.

Clark and the Mountaineers will take the field next against MAC rival Ohio on Friday at Brandon & Erica M. Adcock Field in the team’s final conference matchup this season.