ISU goalkeeper Jobe earns Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week award


Goalkeeper Maddie Jobe rolls the ball to a fellow teammate during the game against Texas on Sunday at the ISU Soccer Complex.The Cyclones were defeated by the Longhorns 2-1.

Dylan Montz

On Tuesday, the Big 12 league office announced that ISU sophomore goalkeeper Maddie Jobe had been named the Big 12 Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.

Jobe earned the honor from her performances last weekend, which included two shutouts against Green Bay and Washington. In the 0-0 double-overtime tie against Green Bay, Jobe earned three saves. Against Washington, the Eden Prairie, Minn., native recorded five saves.

“I am really honored to have this award,” Jobe said. “It’s really more of a team award than just for myself. I am not the one putting pressure on the other team and possessing the ball, which makes everything easier for me.”

Jobe now has a running streak of 550 minutes of straight play without allowing a goal which dates back to the last two games of the 2010 season.

“It is a great honor,” said coach Wendy Dillinger. “Maddie has been solid in the goal this year. The award is also attributed to our team defense and back line. Maddie has done a great job, but our team as a whole has been very organized and has not given up many quality chances. Hopefully, we will continue to be stingy on defense. Maddie has grown a lot since last year, and coach Ben Madsen has done an incredible job in getting her ready to play at this level.”

This is the second time in Jobe’s career that she has won the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week award with the other time being on Sept. 7, 2010.