Miller earns conference honor

Meghan Miller was named the Big 12 Defensive Player Of The Week.

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- University of Kansas soccer player junior Meghan Miller was tabbed Defensive Player of the Week conference officials announced Tuesday afternoon.

"It is a great recognition for Meghan," head coach Mark Francis said. "She has definitely played well all year and is very deserving of the honor."

Miller, a native of Seattle, Wash., led Kansas to wins over Iowa State and Missouri, with her sixth and seventh shutouts of the season, pushing her career total to 15. With the blanking of Iowa State, Miller broke the record of five shutouts in a season, a feat accomplished by Jen Fecke in 1996.

Miller, who has recorded seven shutouts on the season and consecutive shutouts three times in 2003, currently ranks in a tie for first among Big 12 keepers and is in sole possession of first place on KU's single season shutouts list.

"She came up with two shutouts this weekend but I think she would be the first to credit the defense in front of her," Francis added. "She gets a lot of help but at the same time she has made some spectacular saves."

The Jayhawks will travel to Boulder, Colo., for their next match and complete the weekend trip in Lincoln, Neb. Match time against the Colorado Buffaloes is set for 5 p.m. and game time against the Nebraska Cornhuskers will be 1 p.m.


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