Quinn Earns Second Straight Defensive Player of the Week Award

Oct. 30, 2007

LAWRENCE, Kan. –

For the second consecutive week, senior goalkeeper Colleen Quinn has been named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

Quinn, a senior from <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Fort Collins, Colo., earned a pair of victories in net over the weekend, including a 1-0 shutout of IowaState on Sunday. The 5-foot-6 keeper also made 10 saves earning a 3-1 triumph over Nebraska on Friday. Over the last two weekends, Quinn has shut out Colorado, Texas and IowaState, and allowed one goal in 380 minutes of game time. She has stopped 27 of the last 28 shots she’s faced.

Quinn has started all 19 matches this season and owns a 1.42 goals against average, a .770 save percentage and four shutouts. She ranks ninth in the Big 12 in save percentage, second in saves (94) and seventh in shutouts.

This marks the second year in a row that KU’s starting goalkeeper has been named the conference’s defensive player of the week in back-to-back weeks. Last season, junior Julie Hanley earned the distinction on Oct. 15 and Oct. 22.

Quinn and the Jayhawks will play host to Border Showdown rival Missouri in the final match of the regular season at 3 p.m. Friday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex. KU will honor its five soccer seniors: Kelsey Archuleta, Nicole Cauzillo, Quinn, Afton Sauer and Emily Strinden with a ceremony prior to the match.