Southern goalie with autism kicks off career with stellar start
With 165 saves in her freshman year at Southern, Chioma Eriken was an easy choice for SWAC preseason Keeper of the Year.
"She's the best goalie I've ever had" says Jags head coach Jeremy Fontenot.
Despite the amazing stats, there's a battle she fights while she's battling the opposition.
"I'm actually on the autism spectrum," says Eriken.
During her time as a soccer keeper, she's gotten pretty good at deflecting tough shots. Even the ones autism throws at her.
"For most of my life I didn't think it was that big of a deal. It was just something I had."
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Officer shot, killed in Mandeville was former Marine; leaves behind 7 children
East Baton Rouge on track to break record number of overdose deaths
FEMA issues Livingston Parish deadline for flood prevention master plan
Zachary man drowns while attempting elaborate marriage proposal in Tanzania
Police officer dead, another injured after shooting in Mandeville
Southern Center Jaylon Brinson excited to play in front of home town
Fans' Choice Award Winner 2019: Week 1- Isaiah Jones
Coach O Postgame after Lsu defeats Texas 45-38
Hunter Register leads Southern's offense despite loss to McNeese
Taylor Bannister's journey to becoming a LSU Volleyball Superstar