Whitman's Schumacher NWC soccer honoree

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WALLA WALLA - Whitman College sophomore Cooper Schumacher, who helped the Whitman College soccer team shut out a pair of opponents last weekend, has been named Northwest Conference Student Athlete of the Week for defensive players.

Schumacher, a 6-foot-3 defender, contributed both defensively and offensively in Saturday's 3-0 victory over Pacific.

While Pacific was managing just two shots on goal against the Whitman defense, Schumacher came forward on set pieces to put two shots of his own on frame. With Whitman already ahead 2-0 early in the second half, he booted his second goal of the season to stifle any hope of a Pacific comeback.

Schumacher and the rest of the Missionary defense was even more stingy in a 1-0 victory over George Fox on Sunday.

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