BREVARD, N.C. – After an impressive season-opener last Friday night versus Emory & Henry, junior goalkeeper Rebeccah Rojas has been selected as the USA South Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week. Rojas becomes the first Tornado student-athlete to earn the honor in the 2019-20 academic year. The Murrieta, Calif. native earned the honor once in her sophomore season as well.
Rojas led an impressive defensive effort that saw the Tornados shut out the Wasps of Emory & Henry over the course of a double-overtime draw, 0-0, last Friday at Ives-Lemel Family Field. Rojas stopped a total of seven shots to keep a clean sheet in the shutout of non-conference foe Emory & Henry.
Brevard (0-0-1) will return to the pitch on Wednesday as the Tornados embark on a season-long four-match road swing starting in Winston-Salem, N.C. where BC will square off against the Piedmont International University Bruins (1-1). Start time is scheduled for 5 p.m. Following three other road contests (Methodist University: Sept. 7, 1 p.m.; Allen University, Sept. 10, 7 p.m.; Southern Virginia University: Sept. 14, 6 p.m.), Brevard will return to Ives-Lemel Family Field to face off with Salem College on Tuesday, September 17 at 7 p.m.
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