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Cousineau, Jensen, Troutman earn SEC Soccer honors

2917 days ago
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SEC Offensive Player of the Week - Texas A&M's Janae Cousineau, a senior midfielder from San Clemente, Calif., registered three points in the Aggies 4-0 win over Mississippi State logging one goal and one assist as she played 90 minutes for the first time on the season as she recovers from an injury. Cousineau registered the assist on A&M's third goal of the game and capped off her Senior Night with a goal as she headed in a free kick from Karlie Mueller.

SEC Defensive Player of the Week - Kentucky's Katelyn Jensen, a freshman goalkeeper from Ashburn, Va., made a career-high 13 saves on 27 Florida shots as the Wildcats drew with the 12th-ranked Gators in Gainesville. Her 13 saves were the most saves in a single match for any UK goalkeeper since 1998, and the third-most saves in a single match in UK program history. She kept UK in the match, making three diving saves in the first half with two to her right and one to her left on the ground. The 27 shots by the Gators were also the most shots she has faced in her short career. Jensen now boasts a 0.75 GAA on the season with seven shutouts and only 10 goals allowed in 13 matches this season.

SEC Freshman of the Week - Auburn's Taylor Troutman, a freshman forward from Toms River, N.J., hit the game-winner in double-overtime to help No. 8 Auburn defeat in-state rival Alabama, 2-1, for its fourth-straight win in the "Iron Bowl of Soccer." After both teams battled to a 1-1 draw through the first 100 minutes of play, Hannah Alspach sent in a ball to the far post in the 103rd minute, where Troutman raced in untouched to head the ball in. It was Troutman's third goal of the year and first game-winner of her career. Troutman becomes the fourth Auburn player and only Auburn freshman with three or more goals this season.