Herd’s Dubs earns fourth C-USA Defensive Player of the Week honor

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Marshall University’s women’s soccer senior midfielder  Jenna Dubs earned her fourth Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week honor, the league announced Monday.

Dubs is the only player this season to earn the C-USA honor more than twice.

“She has been the most consistent player ever for the Herd and epitomizes all that we look for in a Herd student-athlete,” Marshall head coach Kevin Long said in a press release. “She is strong, fit, competitive and fantastic in the classroom – a player that we have been able to rely on for each of her years here and deserves every bit of praise she has received this season. I look forward to her finishing her senior campaign with her teammates with the same success we have come to expect from her this season and for her career.”

Dubs also tied a school record with her 76th consecutive start in the team’s 2-0 victory Friday against Western Kentucky University. The senior from Green Lane, Pennsylvania fended off 15 shots with three on target in the shutout.

With its most recent win, Marshall (12-3-3, 5-2-2) tied two team records against the Hilltoppers. The Herd’s 12 season wins and five C-USA wins are the most in program history, which was set in 2009 (12-7-0, 5-6-0).

Marshall was ranked No. 55 in the NCAA RPI Monday, second in Conference USA behind the University of North Texas.