Soccer's Moore named Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year
Nov. 3, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas -- University of Texas senior Kasey Moore was selected the Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year by the league's head coaches, the conference office announced Monday. Moore, who shared the league's Defensive Player of the Year award with Colorado's Michelle Wenino, earned the accolade for the second-straight season.
Moore has been a staple on the Texas backline during her four-year career on the Forty Acres. The 2005 Big 12 Rookie of the Year has anchored a Longhorn defense that has posted a season-tying record 10 shutouts in each of the last three seasons. UT also has held its opponents this season to a program-low nine goals in 18 matches.
The two-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-American has also made an impact on the other side of the pitch. Moore leads the team in scoring with 16 points off six goals and four assists. She has also tallied nine game-winning goals (three this season) over her career for second place in the UT record books.
Senior defender Stephanie Logterman garnered her third straight First Team selection after helping the Longhorns post their season-tying record 10 shutouts in each of the last three seasons. The Austin, Texas product also contributed offensively this season, as she ranks third on the team in scoring with four goals and three assists for 11 points.
Dianna Pfenninger, the top goalkeeper in UT history, received her first All-Big 12 First Team selection. The senior keeper has held opponents to nine goals this season, the lowest mark in program history. Her five goals allowed in Big 12 play are also a program best. Pfenninger, who leads the league in goals allowed and goals-against average, also helped the Horns to their third-straight 10 shutout season.
Freshman Courtney Goodson earned Big 12 All-Newcomer honors after finishing the regular season second on the squad in scoring with five goals and four assists for 14 points.
Texas opens postseason play at the 2008 Big 12 Championship on Wednesday, Nov. 5. The sixth-seeded Longhorns face third-seeded Missouri at 1:30 p.m. Central at Blossom Soccer Stadium in San Antonio. Texas has won the last two Big 12 Postseason Championships.