Roberts Claims Big 12 Freshman of the Week Honors
IRVING, Texas – Kansas freshman midfielder Parker Roberts was honored by the Big 12 Conference after she was named the Freshman Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday. It is the first Big 12 weekly honor earned by a Jayhawk this season and the first of Roberts’ career.
Roberts, who hails from Leawood, Kansas, played a role in both goals in the Jayhawks’ 2-1 victory at SMU. She assisted on the first KU score before converting the eventual game-winner in the 68th minute. The freshman added a game-high five shots in the 2-1 Kansas victory at North Texas and now ranks second in the Big 12 with 12 shots, including a league-best eight shots on goal.
The honor makes Roberts the first Jayhawk to be named as the Big 12’s Freshman of the Week since current senior Ashley Williams received the honor in her first season at Kansas, on Sept. 9, 2012.
The Jayhawks return to Lawrence this weekend to take on a pair of opponents from the West Coast. On Friday, Sept. 4, KU will welcome in the Santa Clara Broncos for a 5 p.m., kickoff inside Rock Chalk Park. Two days later the Jayhawks and Oregon State Beavers will meet in Lawrence for a 7 p.m., start. Both matches this weekend will be televised on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and ESPN3.
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