September 26, 2017

Devon Kerr Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week


Sept. 26, 2017

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COLUMBUS, Ohio Devon Kerr, a junior goalkeeper on the Ohio State women’s soccer team, has been named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday. The honor is the first such award for Kerr and the first Big Ten weekly award for a Buckeye since Sammy Edwards was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Oct. 11, 2016.

Kerr made a season-best seven saves in a 1-0 win at Nebraska Friday night before coming back to make three stops in the Buckeyes’ 2-0 victory at Iowa Sunday afternoon. For the year, Kerr is tied for second in the conference with five shutouts and ranks fourth in the Big Ten with a 0.58 goals-against average. The Barrie, Ontario, native has helped the Buckeyes ranked 18th nationally with a 0.52 goals-against average.

Ohio State, 8-2-1 overall and second in the Big Ten with a 3-1-0 record, squares off with conference-leading Penn State at 6 p.m. Saturday in Columbus.