WWU Vikings

Tinsley named GNAC Defensive Player of the Week

Western Washington University defender Marcus Tinsley has been named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 14-20.

Tinsley, a freshman from Federal Way where he attended Todd Beamer High School, led a Viking defense that shut out Notre Dame de Namur, 1-0, and tied nationally No. 17-ranked Simon Fraser, 1-1 in overtime.

“He played outside back for us and did a really good job,” WWU coach Greg Brisbon said in a news release. “He won the one-on-one chances which helped us out a lot, especially against Simon Fraser.”