Biola goalkeeper Aaron Fenlason has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week as announced by the NAIA office on Tuesday, October 14, 2009.

Fenlason, a sophomore from Rancho Bernardo, Calif., earned the honor after leading the Eagles to a pair of big shutout wins last week including a 1-0 upset victory over No. 2 ranked Azusa Pacific University on Saturday, October 10. On Tuesday, the Eagles picked up a key road victory, knocking off Westmont College 2-0.

The sophomore was eligible for NAIA National honors after earning the GSAC Defensive Player of the Week award on Monday. It was the third time this season Fenlason garnered the conference honor.

Fenlason recorded 14 saves in each game and collected his eighth and ninth shutouts of the season, respectively. Against Westmont, he had five saves and recorded three stops in the win over Azusa Pacific. Fenlason, who lowers his goals against average to a GSAC-best 0.30, held the Cougars without a goal for the first time this season and handed them their first defeat in 12 matches this year.

Fenlason becomes the first Biola men's soccer player to earn NAIA Player of the Week honors since 1995 when another goalkeeper posted a shutout over Azusa Pacific at home. Junior Bryan Price recorded back-to-back shutouts against Azusa Pacific and California Baptist during that 1995 season and was named the NAIA Player of the Week for his efforts.

Biola is off to one of its best starts in school history at 9-1-0 and is tied atop the GSAC standings with a perfect 4-0-0 record. The Eagles return to action on Wednesday, Oct.ober 14, hosting Hope International University at 7:00 p.m.

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Written by Jeff Hoffman, Sports Information Director.