Iowa State, Kansas and TCU soccer standouts earn Big 12 weekly honors
Iowa State, Kansas and TCU student-athletes were honored with weekly Big 12 soccer awards.
TCU’s Yazmeen Ryan earned Big 12 Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, while Brandi Peterson earned Defensive Player of the Week. ISU’s Jordan Silkowitz and KU’s Sarah Peters shared Goalkeeper of the Week recognition. Jayhawk rookie Moira Kelley was tabbed Freshman of the Week.
Ryan posted her fifth career game of contributing to multiple goals in a game. She assisted on the game-winning goal and scored the insurance goal. Ryan climbed the career charts with her 18th career assist to tie for second all-time. She scored her 20th career goal to tie for seventh all-time, while her 58 career points are now fifth all-time.
Peterson was one of just three Horned Frogs to play the entirety of the match. She was a key contributor to holding Oklahoma to just four shots, none of which were on goal. Oklahoma only managed two corner kicks in the contest.
Peters played 110 minutes and made three saves against Iowa State. The junior made a diving one-handed save to the right of the goal after Iowa State got a shot off with the assist of the wind late in regulation to keep the game tied and push overtime. Peters has now played in 58-career games moving her within two games of the most played by a goalkeeper at KU.
Silkowitz made three saves on Saturday as the Cyclones tied with Kansas, 1-1. Silkowitz picked up with two of her three saves coming during the second overtime period as KU pressed forward looking for a golden goal. The sophomore was key to the Cyclones controlling the pace of the game. Iowa State relies heavily on the passing and vision of Silkowitz to build the attack from the back.
Kelley recorded her first point as a Jayhawk in Kansas’ 1-1 draw at Iowa State. The freshman dribbled the ball deep into Cyclone territory on the left side of the field and made a cross pass through traffic to find teammate, Rylan Childers, in the middle of the box who got her foot on the ball and leveled the score in the 57th minute. This was the first time the Jayhawks have made a game-tying goal this season.
BIG 12 SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK – WEEK 13
Offensive Player of the Week
Yazmeen Ryan, Midfielder, Sr., TCU
Defensive Player of the Week
Brandi Peterson, Defender, Jr.., TCU
Goalkeepers of the Week
Sarah Peters, Jr., Kansas
Jordan Silkowitz, So., Iowa State
Freshman of the Week
Moira Kelley, Defender, Kansas