Sooners Honored By Big 12

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
OCTOBER 01, 2002

Oct. 1, 2002

NORMAN, Okla. - Oklahoma's Logan Womack and Lauren MacIver earned Big 12 Soccer Player of the Week honors the conference office announced on Tuesday afternoon from Dallas. The announcement marks the first time in OU soccer history that two Sooners have been honored in the same week.

Womack shared Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors with Kansas' Caroline Smith while MacIver earned Big 12 Newcomer of the Week accolades.

Womack, a junior from Norman, Okla., recorded the first hat trick in Oklahoma soccer history with three scores against Baylor in a 4-2 come-from-behind win. All four of OU's scores were in the second half after trailing 2-0 at the break. Womack's final goal moved her into a tie with former player Jonette Coquat for the OU career goals scored record at 26. She has seven goals on 31 shots this season. Womack was named to the preseason All-Big 12 team in August and was the first OU player to earn first team All-Big 12 recognition after her performance as a sophomore in 2001.

Lauren MacIver scored twice in OU's win over Texas Tech for the first multiple goal game of her career and registered two assists against Baylor. The Tulsa, Okla., freshman has started all 10 games for the Sooners and ranks third on the team in goals scored (three) and leads all OU newcomers with eight points. MacIver was named the Oklahoma High School Player of the Year in 2001 after her outstanding career at state powerhouse Jenks High School.

With today's announcement, Oklahoma has now had a player honored in every Player of the Week category this season. On Sept. 18, OU goalkeeper Catherine Wade earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors after contributing her third and fourth shutouts of the season against then-No. 18 SMU and Arizona.

The Sooners (8-2-0, 2-0-0 Big 12) host TCU on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at John Crain Field before traveling to Ames, Iowa to battle the Cyclones of Iowa State.



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