CALGARY - Goalkeeper Cailyn Leeson has been named the Under Armour & Players Bench Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 25-Oct. 1.
Coming off a huge weekend for the Mount Royal Cougars women's soccer team, Leeson held down the fort both games over the weekend to advance the Cougars to second place in the Prairie Division. On Saturday, the second-place Saskatchewan Huskies came to town to take on third-place Mount Royal. Leeson came up big, making seven saves in the match and recording her fourth shut out of the season. The Cougars went on to win it 2-0 and captured their fourth win of the season. The following day, the Health & Physical Education student allowing one goal on four shots making her total saves at ten over the weekend.
Mount Royal improved their record to 4-2-2 over the weekend and overtook second place from the Huskies in the process. The Cougars play an important home-and-home series against the first-place Alberta Pandas, hosting the green and gold on Sunday at 11 a.m.
There was no male athlete named as there were no regular season games played for Cougars' men's teams last week.