Kenny Cox, BYU-Hawaii Athletics
BYU-Hawaii goalkeeper Chris Pineda, an American Fork HS alumni, is selected as PacWest Soccer Defender of the Week.

PHOENIX – BYU-Hawaii junior goalkeeper Chris Pineda from American Fork, Utah, has been selected the Pacific West Conference Men's Soccer Defender of the Week.

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Pineda, a graduate of American Fork High School, posted a 1-0-1 record during a mainland road trip last week. He produced a 0.45 goals against average and a .909 save percentage, while he stopped 10 of 11 shots on goal during 200 minutes of action.

Pineda stopped all seven shots on goal he faced during a 0-0 double-overtime tie at Point Loma on Oct. 1 in San Diego. Two days later in St. George, Utah, he recorded three saves and earned a 2-1 victory vs. Dixie State.

The Defender of the Week honor is awarded each week to a back or goalkeeper for his outstanding defensive play.

Kenny is a BYU graduate, currently working as the sports information director at BYU-Hawaii. Contact him at or follow him on Twitter @KennyCoxKC