Sept. 19, 2011
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- Senior/junior goalkeeper Haley Kopmeyer (Troy, Mich./Lahser) of the University of Michigan women's soccer team was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Monday (Sept. 19) for her efforts in helping Michigan beat Indiana, 1-0, in the conference opener on Sunday (Sept. 18). Kopmeyer is the first U-M player to receive the conference's Defensive Player of the Week honor since Madison Gates in 2007.
Against Indiana, Kopmeyer made seven saves in net en route to her fourth shutout of the season. She leads all goalkeepers in the Big Ten in saves (53), save percentage (.883), saves per game (5.89), and shutouts (four). She is also fourth in goals-against average (0.76).
Michigan returns to the field on Friday (Sept. 23), facing Minnesota at 7 p.m. at the U-M Soccer Stadium.
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