Peters repeats as Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
IRVING, Texas – For the second-straight week Kansas goalkeeper Sarah Peters was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday. The sophomore earned the honor after claiming her third-straight shutout in the Jayhawks’ 3-0 win over Kansas State on Oct. 18. The announcement marked the fourth time a Jayhawk has been named the conference’s player of the week this season.
Peters, who hails from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, recorded her third-straight shutout as the Jayhawks topped in-state rival Kansas State, 3-0, at Rock Chalk Park Thursday. The sophomore goalkeeper tallied seven saves in helping her team extend the Jayhawks’ current opponent scoreless streak to 318 minutes. Peters’ seven shutouts on the year are the most in the league and her 0.76 goals-against average is second among Big 12 keepers who have played at least 800 minutes.
Tuesday’s announcement marked the first time since 2011 that a Jayhawk has claimed back-to-back Big 12 weekly awards and the first time since 2007 that a Jayhawk has earned defensive player of the week honors in consecutive weeks.
Peters and the Jayhawks (11-4-1) return to Rock Chalk Park for the regular-season home finale on Thursday, Oct. 24 when the West Virginia Mountaineers come to Lawrence. Kickoff on Senior Night is set for 7 p.m., and will be streamed on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.