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Massey Named Student-Athlete of the Week

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (October 25, 2021) – After tallying a pair of career-best performances last week, junior goalkeeper Kayza Massey of the West Virginia University women’s soccer team has been named the WVU Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by University Apartments. 

The Ottawa, Ontario, native tallied a career-high seven saves at No. 21 Texas on Oct. 21, before matching the career-best mark at Baylor on Oct. 24. The totals topped her previous career high of five, which she set at then-No. 12 Virginia on April 10, 2021. Massey’s seven stops at Texas and Baylor last week also marked the most for a WVU goalkeeper since Rylee Foster made eight stops at Baylor on Oct. 3, 2019. 

Along with her back-to-back, seven-save performances, Massey also earned a pair of shutouts against the Longhorns and Bears last week, marking her sixth and seventh clean sheets of the season. The shutouts extended WVU’s clean sheet streak to three in a row, dating back to Oct. 17. Combined, the shutouts moved the Mountaineers’ total to nine for the season. 

West Virginia returns home to Morgantown to host Oklahoma State in its final regular-season contest on Thursday, Oct. 28. The match is set to begin at 7 p.m. ET, at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium, and it also will be the Mountaineers’ Senior Night, as they honor four senior members of the squad following the match. 

Press Release: WVU Athletic Department

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