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SOCCER: Lamar’s Nygard named Southland goalkeeper of week

Lamar freshman Sandra Nygard was named the Southland Conference goalkeeper of the week following wins over Central Arkansas and Northwestern State.

Nygard, of Sola, Norway, faced 27 shots in a 3-1 win over UCA and two days later recorded a 1-0 win over Northwestern State with 11 saves.

Three other Lamar athletes received honorable mention for weekly soccer awards: Rubi Villegas (offense) and Amelia Fullmer (defense). Emma Roccaforte of McNeese State, from Nederland, earned honorable mention for the goalkeeper award.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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