McClure earns National, Big 12 weekly awards

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Following a four-goal, two-assist opening two matches of the 2019 regular season, Kansas senior forward Katie McClure earned both national and conference accolades. The United Soccer Coaches named her the National Player of the Week, while the Big 12 awarded her with the Offensive Player of the Week honor. It marked the first National Player of the Week award for McClure, while it was the fifth Big 12 weekly honor in her career and the fourth time she has been named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Week.

A native of Wichita, Kansas, McClure kicked off her senior year with a bang in helping the Jayhawks to a pair of impressive season-opening victories. In the opener against Nebraska, she netted the first hat trick of her career and added an assist in KU’s 4-0 win over the Cornhuskers. It marked the ninth hat trick in program history and the second in a season-opener.

Three days later, McClure again sparked the Jayhawk offense, netting the game’s opening goal in the fourth minute in the Jayhawks’ 6-0 win over Loyola-Chicago. She also added an assist in the victory.

McClure’s 10 points, four goals, seven shots, five shots on goal and two game-winning goals are all tops in the Big 12 after the first weekend of action.

McClure and the Jayhawks will be back in action on Thursday, Aug. 29 when they welcome the No. 20 Memphis Tigers to Lawrence. Start time from Rock Chalk Park is set for 7 p.m. (CT) on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.