University of Colorado goalkeeper Annie Brunner was named the Pac-12 Conference
Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for the week of August 13-19,
Commissioner Larry Scott announced Tuesday.
a junior from Arvada, Colo., started the 2012 season off hot, with eight saves against Northern
Colorado and Colorado College in the Colorado Cup. She came up big against
Northern Colorado on Friday, saving the ball three times and facing 15 shots,
helping the Buffs to a 3-0 win. It was the sixth time in as many meetings that
the Buffs shut out the Bears.
On Sunday, she recorded another shutout
against Colorado College. She had five saves, including one in the final
minute, allowing the game to finish in a 0-0 draw and the Buffs to win their
second consecutive Colorado Cup title. The tie moved her into sole possession
of second place on CU's all-time ties list.
Brunner (12-8-6 in her career) currently
ranks at the top of the Pac-12 this season in shutouts and sits at second for
most saves. Her 109 total saves put her at seventh on CU's all-time list. She
is just two wins away from tying for fourth on CU's list of most wins.
Brunner is Colorado soccer's first Pac-12 Player
of the Week. Brunner also earned Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week
honors in September 2010.
Join the CU Soccer team for their home
opening weekend at Prentup Field - Friday, August 24 & Sunday, August 26
Shoulder to Shoulder with new head coach
Danny Sanchez and the CU Soccer team as the Buffs take on LIU in their home
opener on Friday, August 24 at 4:00 p.m. as part of the Omni
Hotels Colorado Women's Soccer Classic. The
first 500 fans will receive a FREE CU Soccer t-shirt. The CU Soccer team
concludes the Omni Classic on Sunday, August 26 against Wright State at 1:30 p.m.
The first 200 fans will receive a FREE CU Mini Ball courtesy of Omni Hotels. Remember,
parking and admission are free for all CU Soccer home games. Don't miss any of
the action this weekend as the CU Soccer team kicks off the first Buffs
athletic events of the season!