Shannon Flower Earns Second Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week Honor
Sept. 23, 2013
CHICAGO - Indiana senior goalkeeper Shannon Flower was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season on Monday (Sept. 23). She logged a pair of shutouts last week to keep the Hoosiers unbeaten on the season at 8-0-1 and extend the school record for best start to a season.
Flower, a native of Columbus, Ohio, made four saves in a 3-0 win against Xavier on Wednesday and then she followed that up with a pair of saves in a 1-0 victory on Saturday against Minnesota. She now has seven shutouts in goal this season, one shy of tying the IU single-season record.
The senior leads the Big Ten in goals against average (0.22), save percentage (.917), goals allowed (2) and shutouts (7).
She also received the honor or Aug. 26 after opening the season with shutouts against Ohio University and Georgia Southern.
Flower and the Hoosiers return to action this week on the road, travelling to Ohio State on Thursday for a matchup with the Buckeyes that will be aired LIVE on the Big Ten Network.
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