ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis senior goalkeeper Mary Niehaus is the Atlantic 10 Conference women’s soccer Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 9-15, the league office announced Monday. Niehaus collected the award for a sixth time in her career.


Niehaus registered her third and fourth shutouts of the season last week as the Billikens defeated Iowa State 1-0 in overtime Friday night and tied Purdue 0-0 Sunday afternoon. She matched her season high of six saves against Purdue and stopped three shots on goal against Iowa State.


Niehaus leads the A-10 in shutouts, goals against average (0.42) and save percentage (.893).


Saint Louis (4-3-1) plays its final nonconference game of the season Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Missouri State. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. The Billikens begin their 10-game A-10 schedule Sunday, Sept. 22, with a noon (CDT) first whistle at Rhode Island.