This is the second recognition for Beckie and Keane, and it marks the first honor for Blosser.
WVU has had at least one weekly award winner in seven of the season's 11 weeks and has had multiple winners in the same week twice.
Offensive Player of the Week
Janine Beckie, Texas Tech, Fr., F, Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Beckie scored two goals in Texas Tech's 2-0 shutout victory over Oklahoma State Friday night in the NSCAA College Game of the Week on FOX Soccer. With the two scores, she brought her season total to a team-leading 11 goals which leads all freshmen in the conference. She also netted her fourth game-winner on the season. The performance marked her second multi-goal game of the year after scoring twice in Tech's 2-0 shutout over No. 20 Long Beach State earlier in the season.
Defensive Player of the Week
Sara Keane, West Virginia, So., GK, Mt. Laurel, N.J.
Keane made seven saves in picking up her 11th win of the season. The seven saves is one shy of her career high. She faced 11 shots and six corner kicks on a windy night, holding UT scoreless for just the third time in Big 12 play. Keane recorded her eighth shutout of the year and fourth in conference play--the most in the league. The sophomore leads the Big 12 in save percentage with an .878 clip and is only the WVU player to log every minute this season.
Newcomer of the Week
Kara Blosser, West Virginia, Jr., MF, Spotsylvania, Va.
Blosser scored her third goal in a Mountaineer uniform with the game-winner at Texas. Her overtime goal was her second game-winner of the season and gave WVU its first win in extra time this season. The junior transfer also helped the defense pick up its eighth shutout of the year and extend WVU's unbeaten streak to 13 matches. Blosser played 89 minutes in the final regular season match.
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., MF|
|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., F|
|9/18||Kate Schwindel, West Virginia, So., F||Vittoria Arnold, TCU, So., GK||Janine Beckie, Texas Tech, Fr., F|
|9/25||Frances Silva, West Virginia, Jr., F||Bry McCarthy, West Virginia, Sr., D||Abby Smith, Texas, Fr., GK|
|10/2||Paige Strahan, Texas Tech, So., MF||Adrianna Franch, Oklahoma State, Sr., GK||Renae Cuellar, Oklahoma, Sr., F|
|10/9||Jennifer Dominguez, Iowa State, Jr., F||Abby Smith, Texas, Fr., GK||Bri Campos, Baylor, Fr., F|
|Kate Schwindel, West Virginia, So., F|
|10/16||Emily Bowman, Oklahoma, So., MF||Sara Keane, West Virginia, So., GK||Renae Cuellar, Oklahoma, Sr., F|
|10/23||Dana Larsen, Baylor, Sr., F||Vittoria Arnold, TCU, So., GK||Amanda Hill, West Virginia, Fr., MF|
|10/30||Janine Beckie, Texas Tech, Fr., F||Sara Keane, West Virginia, So., GK||Kara Blosser, West Virginia, Jr., MF|