Donovan earns second league honor...
Senior goalkeeper Kat Donovan was named The Summit League's Defensive Women's Soccer Player of the Week for the second time this season for her performances on Oct. 21 and Oct. 23.
Donovan made six saves at South Dakota in a 2-0 SDSU win and one save at UMKC in a 1-0 SDSU win.
The two shutouts were her 10th and 11th of the season and sets a Summit League and SDSU single season record for shutouts in a season.
Donovan has made 59 saves this season.
SDSU has held its opponents scoreless for 769 straight minutes; the last 740 coming in the first eight conference games.
The Jacks have not surrendered a goal to a league opponent this season.
Donovan has made 21 saves in those eight games.
The Summit League release can be found in its entirety on The Summit League website.
SDSU returns home for the regular season finale against North Dakota State on Saturday, Oct. 29. Game time is set for 6 p.m. at Fishback Soccer Park.
The game serves as a regular season championship of sorts, as NDSU is currently tied with SDSU atop the conference standings with a 7-0-1 mark.
The Jacks face the Bison for the 14th time in school history, the most of any opponent. NDSU holds a 6-5-2 series lead over SDSU.
Last season, NDSU beat SDSU in the regular season 2-1. The two teams met again in the first round of the conference tournament. In that game, the teams tied 1-1 (2ot), but the Bison advanced with a 4-3 advantage in penalty kicks.
The Bison tied UMKC 1-1 (2ot) on Friday and beat South Dakota 1-0 on Sunday.
Complete Summit League combined soccer statistics can be found at the beginning of this article.