If there was one constant for FC Tucson this season, it was the team wasn’t giving up goals.
FC Tucson allowed a Desert Conference low six goals, including three straight shut outs to start the season. And a large part of the credit for that defensive prowess goes to team captain Laura Pimienta.
The club veteran was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year for FC Tucson.
Pimienta was second on the team with 588 minutes played, behind only her sister Priscilla. Laura Pimienta, who was the 2021 Defensive Player of the Year for WPSL’s Desert Conference, also led the team with two assists this season.