Aug. 22, 2011
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior goalkeeper Emily Moran was honored by the Big Ten Conference as the league’s Defensive Player of the Week, the announcement was made Monday by the conference office.
Moran tallied eight saves in the team’s first two games of the season and led the Hawkeyes to a pair of wins. With the two victories, Moran became Iowa’s leader in career wins with 24. The Kent, Ohio, native ousted former Hawkeye goalkeeper Britta Vogele (2001-04), who had collected 23 wins during her tenure.
Moran did not allow a single goal when Iowa faced DePaul (3-0), earning the 14th shutout of her career. On Sunday, the third-year starter allowed one goal, but made four saves and earned the win to place her atop the career wins list.
During her four years with the Hawkeyes, Moran has made 271 saves in 63 games played. In addition to the 14 shutouts, Moran boasts a .788 save percentage.
Moran is the first Hawkeye to win the weekly conference award since Kelli McLaughlin won co-Offensive Player of the Week in Sept., 2009. Stephanie Swanson was the last Hawkeye to earn Defensive Player of the Week in Nov., 2007.