Sep 9, 2013
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- Freshman goalkeeper Taylor Bucklin (Greenwich, Conn./Brookfield) of the No. 11-ranked University of Michigan women's soccer team was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday (Sept. 9).
Bucklin was given the award after making three saves and earning a shutout in Michigan's 2-0 victory over No. 22 Pepperdine last Friday (Sept. 6). She has started all five matches in goal this season (two shutouts), aiding the Wolverines to a 5-0-0 start, the program's best since 2002. She ranks third among all Big Ten goalkeepers in goals against average (0.41) and save percentage (.867).
Michigan wraps up non-conference play this week, facing Detroit on Thursday (Sept. 12) and traveling to Butler on Sunday (Sept. 15). Those matches will begin at 7 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.
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