Oct. 21, 2002
Columbus, Ohio – Ohio State sophomore goalkeeper Emily Haynam (Westerville, Ohio) earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors for her efforts in shutout wins over both Wisconsin and Minnesota on Oct. 18 and Oct. 20, respectively. Haynam, who was inserted into the starting lineup in OSU’s 2-1 win over Illinois on Oct. 13, has fueled Ohio State’s current three-game win streak allowing just one goal in the three contests since taking over the OSU net.
Hayman collected five saves in Friday’s 1-0 win at Wisconsin and two saves Sunday in another 1-0 triumph over Minnesota in double-overtime.
The Buckeyes, just 3-8-1 when Haynam was installed as the starting goalie, have reeled off three consecutive wins for the first time this season behind Haynam’s impressive 0.60 goals against average.
“Emily’s confidence and presence in the box has really helped solidify our defensive scheme,” Ohio State head coach Lori Walker said. “She made some tough saves this weekend and came up big stopping numerous attacks by intercepting cross passes in our zone.”
For the season, Haynam has logged more than 447 minutes of action and has recorded 21 saves versus just three goals allowed.
Haynam also doubles as a forward on the Ohio State women’s basketball team and will join her teammates and new head coach Jim Foster on the hardcourt upon the conclusion of the 2002 soccer campaign.
Haynam and the Buckeyes travel to State College, Pa. this Friday, Oct. 25 for the Big Ten regular season finale agianst No. 9 Penn State (13-2-1, 8-1) at 7 p.m.