Isom Receives Two SEC Soccer Weekly Honors
BATON ROUGE — Not only did the LSU soccer team earn its first ever Top 10 ranking Monday, but freshman goalkeeper Mo Isom was named both the SEC Defensive Player and Freshman of the Week for her performance in the Tigers’ 4-0 win over Oklahoma this weekend.
With the win on Friday night, Isom improved her record to 6-0 on the year with her fourth career shutout, while dropping her goals against average to 0.33 to lead all goalkeepers in the SEC.
She has also helped lead an LSU defense that has allowed only two goals in six matches this year as the Tigers have outscored their opponents by an impressive 21-2 margin en route to a school record 6-0 start, breaking the record of five straight wins to open the 2003 and 2007 seasons.
Isom has also been instrumental in LSU’s ascent in the national rankings this season as the Tigers have cracked the Top 10 for the first time in program history with a No. 9 ranking in this week’s Soccer America Top 25 poll released Monday morning. The Tigers are also pushing for a Top 10 ranking in the Soccer Times Top 25 and Soccer Buzz Top 30 to be released Tuesday.
This marks the second time this season that Isom has swept SEC Defensive Player and Freshman of the Week honors in the same week as she was also recognized as both back on Sept. 2.
While boasting the top goals against average among all goalkeepers in the SEC, Isom has played all 540 minutes in goal for the Tigers this season while making 17 saves with an impressive save percentage of .895. Her four shutouts also ranks third in the SEC to this point in the season.