Heather Hinz Named SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week
BIRMINGHAM, AL – Fifth-year star keeper Heather Hinz has been named the SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the conference on Monday. This marks the third SEC Player of the Week nod for Hinz’s career, and the first this season.
Hinz continued her excellence in front of the net this past week, tallying two shutouts to bring her to a career total of 30, placing her at the solo No. 3 spot in the South Carolina record books. The Gamecock executed several crucial stops against Texas A&M (10/19) to keep them off the board, finishing the game with a season-high of nine saves on the night – the most saves in a game in the conference this year. The fifth-year continued her three-game clean sheet streak (dating back to Ole Miss) against the Georgia Bulldogs (10/22), playing the full 90 minutes and nabbing three saves against the recent SEC East champs. Hinz sits at the No. 1 spot in the conference for overall save percentage (.857, 25th in NCAA) and goals against average (.533, 24th in NCAA), and places second for eight shutouts (fifth most in the country).
Hinz and the rest of the South Carolina women’s soccer team will be back in action on Thursday, Oct. 26 as they take on Florida on the road for the final game of the regular season.