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Huskie women’s soccer goalkeeper Amy Carr honored as MAC Defensive Player of the Week

September 20, 2010
Amy Carr

Amy Carr

Northern Illinois freshman goalkeeper Amy Carr was named Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced today.

Carr is receiving the award after boasting shutout victories over SIUE (1-0) and Green Bay (1-0) with the women’s soccer team this past weekend.

The England native is receiving the award for the first time in her career after totaling two shuouts and eight saves in goal this weekend. Carr recorded three saves against SIUE on Friday to snap the Cougar’s six-game undefeated streak, before earning five saves to shutout Green Bay on Sunday.

After her strong performances in goal, Carr now leads the MAC in shutouts with three. The Huskie ranks fourth in the MAC with a goals against average of 0.86 and seventh in save percentage (0.786) after recording 22 saves in seven games this season.

“I’m pleased for Amy and the whole team, this is truly a team recognition award,” said NIU head women’s soccer coach Carrie Barker. “Amy’s been in the country and with our program for less than two months, and it’s amazing how fast she’s adapted to life of an American collegiate athlete.”

NIU (4-3-0) will open conference play Friday when the Huskies face Toledo on the road in a 3 p.m. contest. The Huskies will then return home to host Ball State at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26.

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