Oct 12, 2021

K-State’s Werremeyer earns Big 12 Goalkeeper of the Week honors

Posted Oct 12, 2021 11:42 PM
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MANHATTAN – Following a record-setting performance, K-State goalkeeper Alaina Werremeyer was named Big 12 Goalkeeper of the Week for the second straight week in an announcement by the Big 12 Conference on Tuesday.

Werremeyer is the first goalkeeper in program history to earn two Big 12 Goalkeeper of the Week honors.

The sophomore from Blue Springs, Missouri, helped the Wildcats secure its first two positive results against ranked opponents in the history of the program.

In the two matches, Werremeyer registered a total of 22 saves on 38 shots faced and allowed just one goal in 220 total minutes between the pipes last weekend. Against ninth-ranked West Virginia, Werremeyer tallied nine saves on 17 total shots and allowed one goal.

Against 23rd-ranked Baylor, Werremeyer recorded a school record 13 saves on 21 total shots faced. Among her 13 saves, Werremeyer's biggest of the day came on a penalty shot in the 82nd minute preserving the shutout. With the result, she registered her third shutout of the season.

In her last three games in goal, a span of 318:21 of game time, Werremeyer has surrendered just two goals (0.56 goals against average) while facing 57 total shots and making 32 saves.

This season, Werremeyer leads the Big 12 in saves (64) and saves per game (5.82). Her 64 saves are a new career season-high, as well as her three wins and three shutouts.

K-State will embark on a three-match road trip, beginning with a two-match swing through the state of Oklahoma. The Wildcats will face Oklahoma State on Thursday at 7 p.m., in Stillwater. The match will air on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.