McClure claims national, Big 12 weekly awards

Junior forward Katie McClure chases down a pass in the first half. Kansas upset No. 18 Pepperdine, 1-0, in its home opener on Friday, Aug. 18, 2018.

Junior forward Katie McClure received a pair of accolades following her performance over the weekend, in which she helped the University of Kansas soccer team notch two victories to start the 2018 season.

McClure was named the Big 12's Offensive Player of the Week, while also earning Player of the Week honors from TopDrawerSoccer. The Big 12 weekly award was McClure's second after being named the league's Freshman of the Week in 2016. She is also the first Jayhawk since Liana Salazar in 2015 to claim the league's honor for Player of the Week.

In the season opener, McClure scored the game-winning goal in the team's 1-0 upset over No. 18 Pepperdine Friday at Rock Chalk Park. Two days later, McClure registered another score and was credited with an assist during a 3-0 win at home over South Dakota State.

The Jayhawks (2-0) return to action this weekend for the Husker Invitational. Kansas is slated to face Oregon State at 4 p.m. Friday in Lincoln, Neb.

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Dirk Medema

Yeah Katie!!!

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Andy Godwin

Congratulations. Nice first week in action.

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