Brockmeier Named National Player of the Week
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Baton Rouge, La. – Senior goalkeeper Caroline Brockmeier has been named the Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week the organization announced on Tuesday.
Brockmeier’s play was influential in LSU’s four-game run to the SEC Tournament title. LSU played four matches in eight days and the Tallahassee, Fla., native made 19 saves en route to scooping up tournament MVP honors. LSU had to win twice in penalty kicks at the SEC Tournament and Brockmeier made a combined three saves in 12 penalty kicks against her.
Friday’s match against South Carolina saw Brockmeier make four saves against the Gamecocks on the way to the 23rd shutout of her career. It was the 28th win of her career, which moved her into a tie for second place in LSU history alongside Robyn DesOremeaux. Her nine shutouts this season rank 21st nationally and are the second most in a single season in school history only behind Mo Isom’s 12 in 2009. Brockmeier is the only keeper in the nation to have played 2,000-plus minutes this season; she is the NCAA leader with 2,103 minutes in net.
Brockmeier is the second player in program history to earn this award. Summer Clarke received this award on Oct. 8, 2013. LSU is set to host Boston University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday at 1 p.m. CT.