Burke, Muchowski sweep MWC Player of the Week honors

Posted on: September 17th, 2012 by Joseph Vanden Acker

The Lawrence University women’s soccer team swept the Midwest Conference Player of the Week awards on Monday.

Senior goalkeeper Cassie Burke (Golden Valley, Minn./Hopkins) was named the Defensive Player of the Week and sophomore forward Keli Muchowski (Neenah, Wis./Neenah) was selected as the Offensive Player of the Week.

Burke had 160 shutout minutes as Lawrence went 2-0 on the week. Burke recorded 10 saves in a 3-0 victory over Illinois College on Sept. 15. She also picked up an assist on Muchowski’s goal in the 15th minute. Burke also played the first 70 minutes, made one save and didn’t allow a goal in Lawrence’s 4-1 victory over Knox College on Sept. 16.

For the week, Burke was 2-0 with a 0.00 goals against average and 1.000 save percentage. On the season, Burke has a 1.33 goals against average and .868 save percentage.

Muchowski scored three goals and picked up an assist in Lawrence’s two games last week. In the 3-0 victory over Illinois College, Muchowski scored a pair of goals. She scored in the 15th minute to give Lawrence a 2-0 lead and sealed the victory with a goal in the 75th minute.

In the 4-1 victory over Knox, Muchowski scored in the 19th minute to put the Vikings up 1-0 and then assisted on Anne Leung’s goal in the 55th minute.

On the season, Muchowski leads the team with four goals and nine points.

Lawrence is now 3-4-0 on the season (2-0-0 in Midwest Conference play) and returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Lake Forest College.

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