Top Drawer Soccer Recognizes Five Lady Tigers
Sept. 30, 2011
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - TopDrawerSoccer.com released its annual Conference Top 20s on Friday and No. 6 Memphis has a league-high five players on the Conference USA list.
Reigning C-USA Defensive Player of the Year Lizzy Simonin was tabbed No. 2 while forward Christabel Oduro (10th) joined Simonin as Lady Tigers in the top 10. Goalkeeper Elise Kuhar-Pitters was tabbed 13th and defenders Lizzy Hildebrandt (15th) and Bailey Pembroke(17th) round out the U of M players in the top 20. Simonin has anchored the Lady Tiger defense from her centerback position and Hildebrandt and Pembroke have provided stout defensive efforts on the back line. The U of M defense has limited opponents to just 36 shots on goal in 10 matches this season and Kuhar-Pitters has come up with 28 saves and six clean sheets on the year. Oduro leads the offensive attack with five goals on the season and is one of 11 different players to score this season.
Memphis (10-0-0, 2-0-0 C-USA), one of two unbeaten and untied teams in NCAA Division I Women's Soccer, visits Marshall tonight at 6 p.m. (CT) before closing the five-game road trip at East Carolina on Sunday at 1 p.m. (CT).
Complete TopDrawerSoccer.com C-USA Top 20 can be found here.