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Nikki Filippone named APSU Athlete of the Week for October 15th, 2014

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Junior keeper Nikki Filippone, of the Austin Peay State University women’s socer team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Filippone was electric in two matches for the Lady Govs last weekend, shutting out Southeast Missouri and conference-leading SIU Edwardsville for two huge wins for Austin Peay. She recorded seven saves against the Redhawks and six saves against the Cougars for her season’s first two clean sheets to move the Lady Govs above .500 in OVC play.

APSU's Nikki Filippone

For the season, Filippone is now 3-3-0 with 56 saves and a 1.49 goals-against average. Her 0.80 GAA in 2013 was the second-best single-season mark in Austin Peay history. Her saves mark ranks sixth in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Tuesday, Filippone was named adidas®/OVC Goalkeeper of the Week, her first career weekly honor from the conference.

The Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week is selected by the APSU Sports Information staff each Tuesday during the academic year. Copies in a Flash, of Clarksville, sponsors the award.

Other notable performances by Austin Peay athletes included

  • Freshman running back Otis Gerron, of the football team, rushed for a career-high 196 yards on 15 carries (13.1 ypc) and added an 89-yard touchdown run against Mercer. Tuesday, Gerron was named Tennessee Sports Writers Association Offensive Player of the Week.
  • Sophomore forward Gina Fabbro, of the women’s soccer team, scored the game-winning goal in the 58th minute in Austin Peay’s upset of conference-leading SIU Edwardsville, Sunday.
  • Senior outside hitter Jada Stotts, of the volleyball team, averaged 3.1 kills per set (31 kills total) and added 35 digs in a pair of road matches last weekend.

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