Knutson named Mac Player of the Week after shutout weekend


One week after sophomore Lexi Pelafas was named Mid-American Conference Offensive Player of the Week, another Central Michigan soccer player has earned All-Conference honors. 

Senior goalie Kristen Knutson was named MAC Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday after her shutout performances against Youngstown State and Kansas State over the weekend. 

Knutson, who transferred from Minnesota, had to sit out the last two seasons, but has started every game for CMU this season. She has a 0.27 goals against average and has allowed only one goal all season. 

Pelafas was nominated for Offensive Player of the Week for the second straight week after scoring twice over the weekend. She currently leads the NCAA in goals with six.  

The Chippewas are 4-0 on the season and will face Michigan State in East Lansing on Sunday.