Sept. 24, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Fifth-year senior goalkeeper Haley Kopmeyer (Troy, Mich./Lahser) netted a trio of weekly honors on Monday (Sept. 24) after leading the University of Michigan women's soccer team to a pair of shutout wins over the weekend. She was named the National Defensive Player of the Week by CollegeSportsMadness.com and the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, and was tabbed to TopDrawerSoccer.com's 11-player Team of the Week, along with junior Nkem Ezurike (Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia/Sackville).
Kopmeyer made seven saves across the Wolverines' two matches this weekend, putting up shutouts in both contest. She leads all Big Ten goalkeepers in several categories, including goals-against average (0.36), shutouts (six), save percentage (.907) and shutouts per game (0.55). Ezurike provided the offense with three goals on the weekend, including a pair at Wisconsin last Sunday (Sept. 23). All five of her goals on the season have come in the last three matches.
Kopmeyer is the third player to receive the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor this season, following Shelina Zadorsky (London, Ontario/St. Thomas Aquinas) last Monday (Sept. 17) and Holly Hein (Castaic, Calif./West Ranch) on Aug. 20. It is her fifth Big Ten honor of her career (three Defensive, two Freshman).
Michigan returns to the U-M Soccer Stadium on Friday (Sept. 28), hosting Iowa. The match will begin at 7 p.m.
Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423