COLLEGE STATION -- Texas A&M sophomore keeper Kelly Dyer was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday.
Dyer started in goal both games last weekend, recording her first career shutout and equaling a career-high eight saves in a 1-0 victory against No. 16 California. She followed Friday’s performance with her fifth-straight win, a 2-1 victory at Rice where she posted two saves.
The Germantown, Tenn., native helped her team to two wins against ranked opponents, holds the second-best save percentage in the Big 12 (.833) and totals 25 saves this season.
Dyer is the fourth-consecutive Aggie to be named conference player of the week this season and the 38th A&M soccer player to be honored in the history of the program. The last Aggie to receive the award was junior Cydne Currie on Sept. 9.
The Aggies return to action on Friday taking on seventh-ranked Texas at 7 p.m. in Austin, Texas.