Keeper Erika Brinkman Earns Purdue Calumet’s First CCAC Weekly Honor

PUC-PeregrinsErika Brinkman's performance in two league victories last week helped the junior goalkeeper earn the Purdue University Calumet women's soccer team earn its first Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference weekly award in program history.

Brinkman (Kalida, Ohio/Kalida/Owens C.C.) was named the CCAC Defensive Player of the Week as announced by the conference office Tuesday.

The 5-5 keeper was a big reason the Peregrines picked up two wins last week despite being outshot by a 41-11 margin. The wins included a 2-1 victory at rival Calumet College and a 1-0 shutout of visiting Cardinal Stritch.

Brinkman played all 180 minutes in goal, giving up just one score on the 41 shots, 18 of them on goal. She recorded a total of 17 saves and a .944 save percentage in the two wins, pushing her season total to 74, which ranks second in the CCAC.

The junior transfer from Owens Community College also tallied her first career shutout in a Peregrines' uniform with Saturday's win over Cardinal Stritch.

The Peregrines (6-6, 2-3) return to action Tuesday, Oct. 21 when they travel to Roosevelt University for a league matchup.