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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Nov. 14, 2009

Northwest's Lazenby Named MIAA's Top Keeper

lazenby tritz braun
Kira Lazenby Andrea Tritz Jessica Braun

MARYVILLE, Mo.-Northwest Missouri State senior goalkeeper Kira Lazenby has been named the top goalkeeper in the MIAA as voted on the by the league's head coaches and announced this week. Lazenby is the first Bearcat to receive the award.

Three Northwest players earned all-conference honors, the most since 2000. Lazenby was a first-team choice after earning second-team honors in 2008. Senior defender Jessica Braun and senior forward Andrea Tritz were second-team selections.

Lazenby set numerous records in her two seasons at Northwest. Her eight shutouts this season give her 16 in just 39 career games. She also had a .838 save percentage and a 0.95 goals against average, both Northwest records. Lazenby also managed to score a goal and assist on another this season.

Tritz is also a two-time All-MIAA honoree. She led Northwest in scoring for the second year in a row, totaling seven goals and an assist. Her 15 goals are the second-most in program history and her eight game-winning goals are twice as many as any other Northwest player.

Braun, who also earned second-team honors in 2005, has played in more games (79) and logged more minutes (6,322) than any player in program history. She started all 20 games this year and was Northwest's middle defender. Braun was the leader of a defense that allowed 21 goals in 20 games, the fourth-best performance in the MIAA.

Sophomore defender Jacque Dedovesh and senior midfielders Heidi Sobota and Sara Meidlinger earned honorable mention.

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Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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