Miller Earns Second Big 12 Player of the Week Honor This Season

Sept. 14, 2004

LAWRENCE, Kan. – For the second time this season, Kansas senior goalkeeper Meghan Miller has been named the Big 12’s Defensive Player of the Week. The Seattle, Wash., native turned in a strong performance over the weekend, leading the Jayhawks to a pair of wins, including their first-ever over a top 10 opponent.

On Thursday, Miller made one save to help lift Kansas to a 3-0 win over Furman in Greenville, S.C. The shutout was the 24th career for Miller, who holds school-record in that category. No. 7 Clemson was the next victim to fall to Miller and the Jayhawks, as on Saturday, KU defeated the Lady Tigers, 3-1, for its first win over a top 10 opponent in school history. Miller was active in the contest, tying a season-high with six saves.

Miller received the same honor on Aug. 31, after posting shutouts in the Jayhawk’s first two matches of the season. This season, Miller has set a school-record with five consecutive shutouts. She saw her shutout streak of 544:36 minutes dating back to the final game of last season, snapped on Sept. 11 late in the first period against Clemson.

Kansas soccer will host a free clinic for area children, ages kindergarten through 8th grade, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex. The Jayhawks are back in action on Friday, Sept. 17, as they host Mississippi at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex at 5 p.m.