Clark Earns B1G Defensive Honor

Sep 3, 2013

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa sophomore goalkeeper Hannah Clark has been selected as the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced Tuesday by the league office. The honor is the second of Clark’s career.

The Fort Collins, Colo., native earned the accolade after posting consecutive shutouts in leading Iowa to the tournament title at the Pacific Soccer Classic. Clark opened the weekend with a four-save effort in the Hawkeyes’ 1-0 victory over UC Davis before making a pair of stops in a 2-0 triumph over Pacific on Sept. 1.

Clark finished the weekend with six saves, a 0.00 goals against average and a 1.000 saves percentage. For her efforts, she was named the goalkeeper on the Classic’s all-tournament team.

Clark has a career-best three shutouts in four games this season. She has allowed a single goal and has a 0.25 goals against average. Iowa is 4-0 on the year, extending its nonconference winning streak to 22 games.

As a freshman, Clark was tabbed the Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 1, and she was also a two-time Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week honoree.

The Hawkeyes return to action Friday, hosting Iowa State at 7 p.m. (CT) at the Iowa Soccer Complex in the first event of the 2013-14 Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. Following the conclusion of the contest, there will be a post-match fireworks show to celebrate the Iowa victory in the 2012-13 Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk series.