Exner Earns Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week Award
Sept. 10, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana goalkeeper Haley Exner was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Sept. 10. Exner led the Hoosiers to a 2-0 victory over Ball State on Saturday as Indiana improved to 4-1 overall this season.
"Haley has been doing a great job organizing our defense this season," Indiana head coach Amy Roberson said. "She made a some outstanding saves against Ball State, particularly in the second half, to keep them off the board."
Against Ball State, Exner made a season-high seven saves to earn her second shutout of the season and the team's third on the year. For her career, Exner now has seven shutouts
Through five games so far this season, Exner is allowing 0.67 goals per game and has made just 17 saves thanks to stellar defensive play in front of her.
With the win over Ball State, Exner's career record now stands at 34-11 and she has seven career shutouts. The award also marks the sixth weekly award from the conference for Exner after receiving two last year and three in the 2005 season.
Exner and the Hoosiers will welcome two of the top field hockey programs in the country to Bloomington this weekend, when Ohio University and Wake Forest come to town. Indiana will take on Ohio at 3 p.m. on Sept. 14 and Wake Forest at 1 p.m. on Sept. 16.
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