WMU News

Ramey named MAC player of the week

Sept. 28, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University women's soccer player Megan Ramey has been named the Mid-American Conference Player of the Week.

Now in its fifth season, the Western Michigan women's soccer program has never had a student-athlete earn the award.

Ramey, a junior goalkeeper from Sylvania, Ohio, posted shutouts against MAC foes Ball State and Miami last weekend and extended her shutout streak to over four matches (374 minutes). Both marks are school records. The Cardinals and the RedHawks are currently the top-two scoring offenses in the conference, averaging almost three goals per outing.

Ramey has not allowed a score in conference play and owns a 1.04 goals-against-average for the season, third-best among MAC keepers. During her shutout run, Ramey has faced 49 shots and made 26 saves.

"Megan's had a tremendous run of games," head coach Mike Haines said. "She's made big saves in the games that we have had and the defense played solid in front of her also."

Ramey's play has led the Broncos to a 6-3-0 overall record, 3-0-0 in league action. WMU's MAC slate ties the program with Bowling Green and Ohio for the top spot in the standings.

Western Michigan continues its schedule this weekend, taking on Toledo on Friday (Sept. 29) at the WMU Soccer Complex (4 p.m.) before travelling to Bowling Green on Sunday (Oct. 1).

For more information, visit the Broncos on the Web <www.wmubroncos.com>.

Media contact: Scott Kuykendall; 616 387-4138; scott.kuykendall@wmich.edu

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