RIO GRANDE VALLEY – The Western Athletic Conference announced on Monday that senior goalie Oliver Padilla of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Vaqueros men’s soccer team has been named WAC Defensive Player of the Week.
Padilla made one save to post a clean sheet and lead UTRGV to a 1-0 win over Houston Baptist on Saturday.
It was Padilla’s second shutout of the season as he also recorded a shutout against Chicago State earlier this season. Padilla has made 18 saves through six matches and has posted a 1.82 goals against average this season.
UTRGV is back in action on Friday at 1 p.m. against San José State at the UTRGV Soccer and Track & Field Complex. Those unable to attend the match in person can watch in the United States on ESPN+ or internationally on the WAC Digital Network.