HOLLIMON TABBED MW DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Senior Troi Hollimon earns first career honor after helping the Rebel defense post its first shutout against Boise State since 2011
Senior defender Troi Hollimon has earned the first Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week honor of the season, the conference office announced Monday. It is the first career weekly honor for the Las Vegas native.
Hollimon, who entered the season with 28 career games played under her belt, used her experience to anchor a Rebel back line that notched two shutouts as UNLV went 1-0-1 on opening weekend at Peter Johann Memorial Field.
Facing Mountain West preseason favorite Boise State on Friday, Hollimon and the defense held the Broncos scoreless through 110 minutes of action in the double overtime 0-0 draw. It was the first time UNLV had shut out Boise State since the 2011 season and was even more impressive considering the Broncos have fielded one of the best offenses in the country over the past few seasons.
On Sunday against rival UNR, Hollimon and the defense limited the Wolf Pack to just eight shots, only three on goal, in the 1-0 victory – the Rebels’ sixth straight in the Silver State Series.
Overall, the Rebel defense has allowed just 16 shots and zero goals through 200 minutes to start the year.
This is the first league weekly award for UNLV since current sophomore Marcella Brooks earned the honor on November 4, 2019.