INDIANAPOLIS - Junior goalkeeper Olivia Walter was named Horizon League Women's Soccer Player of the Week after posting a pair of shutouts over the weekend. It is her first career accolade from the league office.
"We are happy for Olivia," head coach Tari St. John said. "Her courageous performance over the weekend was a great representation of Butler soccer.
"Olivia has put in so much work to get to where she is today as a goalkeeper and as an athlete. Anyone who knows Olivia has a deep respect for her work ethic."
Walter played 180 minutes of scoreless netminding in two Bulldog victories. On Friday, Oct. 8, she had three saves in a 3-0 win at Green Bay. Two days later at league-leading Milwaukee, the Fairview, Tenn., native delivered the best performance of her career. Walter stopped 10 shots in a 1-0 victory at Milwaukee. It was BU's first win over the Panthers since 1999.
For the week, Walter went 2-0-0 with 13 saves. Her goalkeeping and Butler's scoring surge helped the Bulldogs to 3-1 in the Horizon League, just one point out of first place in the league standings.
BU women's soccer plays at home this weekend, hosting Loyola Friday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. Butler will then play Detroit Sunday, Oct. 17.