Hanley earns co-Defensive Player of the Week honors

Oct. 24, 2006


University of Kansas sophomore goalkeeper Julie Hanley has been named Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week. This marks the second-straight week that Hanley has been honored as the Defensive Player of the Week. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

The 5-foot-9 sophomore shut out a pair of Big 12 opponents over the weekend, blanking Baylor (1-0) on Friday and Texas Tech (3-0) on Sunday.

Hanley, a sophomore from Indianapolis, Ind., made three saves to hold the visiting Bears scoreless, while she needed a five-save effort on Sunday against Texas Tech. She has not allowed a goal in four straight starts, spanning 346 minutes, 24 seconds. During that streak, she has shut out three Big 12 opponents and held rival Missouri scoreless for 76:24 before being replaced by junior Colleen Quinn.

Hanley has an 0.82 goals against average, an .800 save percentage and a conference-high seven shut outs this season.

She shares this week’s honor with Colorado goalkeeper Kristin Radlinski, who also shut out a pair of Big 12 opponents. CU freshman Nikki Marshall earned Newcomer of the Week honors, while Texas A&M forward Ashlee Pistorius earned Offensive Player of the Week honors.

KU (11-6, 6-3 in Big 12) will play host to Colorado in the final match of the regular season for both teams, Friday at 3 p.m., at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.