Clark Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week
Oct. 31, 2011
East Lansing, Mich. - Michigan State senior goalkeeper Jeremy Clark (Sterling Heights, Mich.) has earned the Big Ten's Defensive Co-Player of the Week honors, as announced by the Big Ten office on Monday, Oct. 31. It is the second such honor for the keeper this season. Clark shares the weekly award with Ohio State's Matt Lampson.
Clark made three saves in a midweek victory over in-state rival Western Michigan, and was stellar in the Spartans' showdown on Sunday afternoon with archrival Michigan. The Spartan keeper made five saves over the final five minutes of the game and nine on the day overall, to anchor Michigan State to the 1-0 victory over the Wolverines.
Clark lowered his goals-against average to 0.94 in the victory, which is good for fourth in the Big Ten; his .804 save percentage ranks second. The shutout was Clark's fourth of the season. The senior also ranks second in the Conference in saves (70) and saves per game (4.12).
The Spartans' fifth-year senior will lead his team into action again on Wednesday evening, when the team travels to Ohio to take on the defending National Champion Akron. The game against the 7th-ranked Zips is at 7:30 p.m.
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