Oct. 8, 2012
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa freshman goalkeeper Hannah Clark was named the Big Ten’s Co-Freshman Player of the Week, the league’s office announced Monday. It’s Clark’s third weekly award of her career and the second straight week she has earned freshman of the week honors. Iowa (11-1-3, 2-1-3) has earned a weekly award in three consecutive weeks.
Clark played in the second half and both overtime periods in Iowa’s scoreless draw at Minnesota on Sunday. Clark came up with seven big saves for the Hawkeyes, improving her goals against average to 0.37 and her save percentage to .932. Clark helped the Hawkeyes set the program record for shutouts in a season (10) with her performance at Minnesota.
“Hannah played a great game on Sunday, as did Meg (Goodson) and our team defense,” said head coach Ron Rainey. “It’s a good recognition for her and the group. We’re looking forward to this week of training as we get ready for Ohio State.”
Clark has an active shutout streak of 196 minutes, and has allowed just three goals in over 725 minutes played this season. Clark leads the team with 41 saves. She ranks first in the Big Ten in save percentage, second in goals against average and ninth in saves.
Clark and the Hawkeyes return to the Iowa Soccer Complex on Friday, hosting Ohio State (8-4-1, 3-2-1). First touch is set for 7 p.m. (CT).