Midwestern State's Ray Clark garnered Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of
the Week honors Wednesday when the league released its weekly
The junior transfer from Norman, Okla. made five saves to complete his fifth clean sheet of the season to lead the Mustangs to a 1-0 win over rival West Texas A&M Friday night at the MSU Soccer Field.
Clark then posted 45 scoreless minutes Sunday against Eastern New Mexico to lower his LSC leading goals against average to 0.80.
Clark is the third MSU player to garner a weekly top defensive honors this season joining sophomore Isaac Pile and senior Fernando Garza, who claimed the award in consecutive weeks in September.
Sophomore forward Len Smith gained the Mustangs' lone offensive accolade for the week of Oct. 16.
Incarnate Word junior Vincent Bailey gained his fourth offensive player of the week accolade notching a pair of goals and an assist in wins over Eastern New Mexico and St. Mary's (Texas).
Midwestern State closed the season with a 10-2-5 mark.
Midwestern State slipped 16 places to No. 31 in the final regular season
Division II Ranking released Wednesday by the United States Track & Field
and Cross Country Coaches' Association.
The Mustangs took a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Division II South Central Region Championship last weekend in Denver.
Junior Ashley Flores was among the three individuals qualifying to advance to the NCAA Division II Championships on Nov. 17 in Joplin, Mo.
Flores paced the 6K course in 22:57.00 to place 19th in a very strong field. She joins the top five qualifying teams of Adams State, Western State, Colorado-Colorado Springs, Colorado Mines and West Texas A&M and two other top three finishing individuals not on advancing teams in Metro State's Janelle Lincks and Colorado Christian's Regan Mullen.
The Mustangs are one of six teams from the South Central Region receiving mention in the poll joining No. 2 Adams State (Colo.), No. 4 Western State (Colo.), No. 11 Colorado-Colorado Springs, No. 13 Colorado Mines and No. 23 West Texas A&M.
Midwestern spent much of the season ranked as high as No. 10.