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Lipsher Named WPS Player of the Week

April 20, 2011 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - Atlanta Beat News Release

KENNESAW, GA (April 19, 2011) - The Atlanta Beat and Women's Professional Soccer announced Beat goalkeeper Alli Lipsher as the WPS Player of the Week following her 11 save performance against Sky Blue FC (NY/NJ) on Saturday, April 16.

This is the first weekly honor for Lipsher, who joined the Beat as a free agent during the offseason after beginning her professional career with the Boston Breakers in 2009. The Beat had two winners in its expansion season last year, with goalkeeper Hope Solo (Week 16) and forward Eniola Aluko (Week 19).

"Alli is a first class goalkeeper," said Beat head coach James Galanis. "She is a hard worker who is on a mission to be one of the best keepers in the WPS."

Lipsher, a 25-year-old Hawaiian goalkeeper out of Duke University, made 11 saves as the Beat evened its record to 1-1-0 with a 1-0 triumph. Her performance also earned the Beat it's first home win this season. The WPS Player of Week is selected by a panel of journalists from the North American Soccer Reporters.

Week 1: Allie Long (Sky Blue FC)

Week 2: Ali Lipsher (Atlanta Beat)

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