Oct. 8, 2012
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- Fifth-year senior goalkeeper Haley Kopmeyer (Troy, Mich./Lahser) of the No. 23-ranked University of Michigan women's soccer team was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday (Oct. 8). It is her second weekly honor of the season and sixth of her career.
Kopmeyer made two saves in Michigan's 2-0 victory over Northwestern last Saturday (Oct. 6), giving her eight individual shutouts on the season. She ranks fifth among all NCAA Division I goalkeepers in goals-against average (0.35) and save percentage (.911). Kopmeyer leads all Big Ten goalkeepers in GAA, shutouts (eight) and shutouts per game (0.57), and she is ranked third in both saves (51) and save percentage.
In the 19 years of women's soccer at Michigan, Kopmeyer ranks first in saves (339), saves per game (4.99) and GAA (0.93); second in save percentage (.839) and shutouts (24.2); and fourth in wins (34). She also ranks second in minutes played by a goalkeeper (6,252) and goalkeeper starts (68).
Michigan returns to the action this Wednesday (Oct. 10), hosting in-state rival Michigan State at the U-M Soccer Stadium. The match will begin at 7 p.m.
Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423