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Soccer's Setters Earns OVC Defensive Player of the Week

MSU Athletics

Morehead State Soccer freshman defender Katelynn Setters earned the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week award, the league announced Tuesday afternoon.

Setters, a 5-foot-6 native of Liberty Township, Ohio, scored her first-career goal on an equalizing free kick in the 86th minute to help the Eagles to a 1-1 tie against Tennessee Tech on Friday. In Sunday's match at Jacksonville State, Setters anchored the Morehead State defensive back line as it held the Gamecocks scoreless in a 1-0 shutout victory. The freshman defender started and played full time in both matches.

"I'm so proud of Katelynn," said Eagles head coach Warren Lipka. "Coming into fall camp, Katelynn had to sit out some because of an injury but she's worked really hard to get back into great shape and has earned her minutes. This is a very well-deserved award after the weekend she helped our team have."

For the 2019 season, Setters has started in four matches and has amassed 602 minutes which is most among the team's 10 freshmen.

Setters is the first Morehead State player to earn an OVC Player of the Week honor during the 2019 season. It is the first weekly award OVC award for the Eagles since Makenna Lavatori garnered Defensive Player of the Week honors on Oct. 16, 2018.

Morehead State is 1-0-1 in OVC play which is the program's best start in conference play since 2010. Overall, the Eagles hold a 2-6-1 record.

Setters and the Eagles next take on OVC opponent Belmont at the MSU Recreation & Wellness Intramural Field on Friday. The match is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on ESPN+.

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