IU women’s soccer freshman goalkeeper Sarah L’Hommedieu was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Tuesday afternoon.
L’Hommedieu received the award as the result of her performances in IU’s last two matches against No. 13 Penn State and No. 24 Rutgers. She made a total of 15 saves in two home matchups against the Nittany Lions and Scarlet Knights.
L’Hommedieu is 37th in the country in total saves with 72, and she has the third-most saves among freshman goalkeepers. In the Big Ten L’Hommedieu is first in total saves and third in saves per game. She averages 5.10 saves per match.
This is the second time this season L’Hommedieu has been recognized by the conference. On Aug. 30, L’Hommedieu was named both Freshman of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week for the Big Ten.
L’Hommedieu has appeared in 14 of IU’s 15 matches and logged more than 1,300 minutes in net this season.
With four regular season matches remaining, L’Hommedieu’s 72 saves put her 12th in IU history in single-season saves.
It is the first time an IU player has received two Freshman of the Week honors in the same season since 2012, when goalkeeper Sarah Stone was recognized twice by the Big Ten as a redshirt freshman.
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