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Haley stops 33 shots in pair of 1-0 losses

Junior netminder owns the crease, leads SAC in saves

SHAWNEE, Oklahoma  --  The Sooner Athletic Conference announced last week’s Player of the Week honors, and Southwestern Assemblies of God University goalie Haley Shingleton was the top defensive player.

According to the press release sent by SAC Sports Information Director Ray Fink, Shingleton, a junior, was selected as the Defensive Player of the Week (October 7-13).

She shared the honors with Offensive Player of the Week, Jade Ovendale, of Science & Arts of Oklahoma.

Shingleton hails from Deer Park, Texas (pop. 32,000), a suburb next to Pasadena and southeast of Houston. Prior to SAGU she donned the maroon and gold for the Deer Park High School “Deer.”

At 5-foot-5, she stood tall last week for the Purple Pride.

She registered 33 saves in two 1-0 losses last week; 17 at Southwestern Christian University and then 16 when Wayland Baptist University came to town on Saturday.

“Haley is one of the top goalkeepers I have seen in the three years that I have coached at SAGU,” said Head Coach Mandy Fortner.

“She has incredible athletic and technical abilities.”

“She dominates on crosses and is fearless coming off of her line,” the coach continued. “Haley has played very well in our first three conference games and deserves this honor.”

Through last week she had played in six games and yielded just nine goals.

After picking up 20 saves on Tuesday night she averages 13.0 per game, tops in the SAC.

Number 5 is #2 in the NAIA

The vocal leader of the Lady Lions defense is #2 in the nation in saves per game. She trails only Briannica Ponder, a 5'6 sophomore.

She averages 13.92 (181 saves in 11 games) for Stephens College (Columbia, Mo). The Stars, in their first season, have scored just 10 goals and allowed 166.

Ovendale scored four goals and had an assist for the USAO Drovers in their two games. The native of Wisbech, England now has ten goals this year.

Contact: Mark “Link” Warde, SAGU Sports Information Director, at or at 469-658-2847.


Haley Shingleton by the Numbers
Season Games Saves (Per Game) 10+ Saves High Saves Goals Allowed (Per Game)
2013 7 91 (13.0) 5 20 13 (1.857)
2012 14 100 (7.14) 3 14 19 (1.357)
2011 15 132 (8.8) 8 15 42 (2.800)

Shutouts:   0 in 2013,  7 in 2012,  3 in 2011.

Saves Record in one season:  Tracy Griffin 188 in 2010.  Melissa Krammer had 158 in 2007.

Note 10+ Saves is the number of games in which she had 10 or move saves. High - the most saves in a game.

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