Caroline Kastor (Kansas), Kelsey Devonshire (Oklahoma) and Makenzie Koch (TCU) have earned Big 12 Soccer Weekly accolades for games played from Sept. 4-9. Kastor and Koch both earned their first career recognitions, while Devonshire now has two weekly honors. This marks TCU's first Big 12 weekly soccer award.
Offensive Player of the Week
Caroline Kastor, Kansas, F, Jr., Wichita, Kan.
Kastor had a career weekend, notching two multi-goal matches and collecting an assist to add nine points to her now Conference-leading 16 points this season. The junior claimed her first career two-goal game and earned her second assist of the year in a 4-1 win over Missouri State. Two days later, she found the net twice in just over a minute, helping the Jayhawks to a 3-2 victory over NC State and extending their unbeaten streak to six games. Kastor now leads the league in points (16), goals (seven) and game-winning goals (three).
Defensive Player of the Week
Kelsey Devonshire, Oklahoma, GK, Sr., North Richland Hills, Texas
Devonshire notched her first shutout of the season (15th of her career) on six saves as OU upset No. 3 Oklahoma State, giving OSU its first loss of the season. The last time OU shut out OSU was in 2003 in a scoreless tie. Against Oral Roberts, Devonshire notched two saves, pushing her Big 12-leading total to 41 on the season.
Newcomer of the Week
Makenzie Koch, TCU, MF, Fr., Mansfield, Texas
Koch scored her first career goal in last Friday's loss to SMU. Her penalty kick tally in the 78th minute tied the game at one. She played all 90 minutes in that game. Sunday, she notched her first career multi-point game with one goal and an assist. She dished out the assist on the go-ahead goal in the 6th minute, then converted on her second penalty kick of the weekend to make it a 2-0 contest. She started both matches and played 152 minutes.
2012 Big 12 Weekly Awards
|Date||Offensive Player of the Week||Defensive Player of the Week||Newcomer of the Week|
|8/21||Emily Goldstein, Iowa State, Jr., MF||Maddie Jobe, Iowa State, Jr., GK||Ashley Williams, Kansas, Fr., F|
|8/28||Jessica Fuston, Texas Tech, Jr., F||Jess Crowder, West Virginia, So., D||Madison Mercado, Oklahoma State, Fr., M|
|9/4||Ashley Williams, Kansas, Fr., F||Kat Ludlow, Baylor, Jr., D||Ashley Williams, Kansas, Fr., F|
|9/11||Caroline Kastor, Kansas, Jr., F||Kelsey Devonshire, Oklahoma, Sr., GK||Makenzie Koch, TCU, Fr., MF|