Starns tabbed MWC Defensive Player of the Week
Sept. 11, 2006
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - TCU sophomore defender Caroline Starns has been named the Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday.
A native of Arlington, Texas, Starns started both games this past week at defense against No. 1 Notre Dame and Houston. Led by Starns, the Horned Frogs' defensive unit only allowed three goals for the weekend and just 14 shots on goal.
Starns and the TCU defense held No. 1 Notre Dame scoreless until the 54:27 mark and only allowed the Irish seven shots on goal. The two goals scored by the Irish also tied a season low. Prior to its match with TCU, Notre Dame had averaged four goals per game.
Against Houston, Starns helped TCU surrender just one goal and seven shots on goal. Starns and the Horned Frogs kept a Houston offense in check that had fresh legs after rolling to a 12-0 win over Texas Southern on Sept. 6.