August 20, 2012
Milwaukee takes both Horizon weekly honors
INDIANAPOLIS -- Milwaukee sophomore forward Amy Kauffung (Hartland, Wis.) has been named Horizon League Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, while teammate Jamie Forbes (St. Charles, Ill.) has earned Defensive Player of the Week accolades for the week of Aug. 13-19. The award is the second of Forbes’ career and first for Kauffung.
The duo helped lead Milwaukee (1-0-1) to a scoreless draw with No. 24 South Carolina before a 4-0 rout of St. Bonaventure to close the weekend.
Against the visiting Gamecocks, Forbes turned aside eight shots on goal to preserve the draw before making three more saves in Sunday’s victory. The senior, who was named College Sports Madness’ Horizon League Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, became the fourth keeper in Milwaukee history with back-to-back shutouts to start the season.
Kauffung, the 2011 Horizon League Newcomer of the Year, fueled the rout of visiting St. Bonaventure with the game’s second goal and an assist on the third. On the weekend, Kauffung recorded a team-high seven shots.