NEW ORLEANS, La. - Senior Amanda Buechel (Cincinnati, Ohio) has been named Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
Buechel recorded two goals and an assist in WKU's wins over Xavier and Northern Kentucky to win the Ball State Tournament in Muncie this past weekend.
It is the second Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week honor for Buechel in her career. She was named the Player of the Week on Oct. 2, 2007 during her freshman season. No player in program history has won the honor during two separate seasons prior to Buechel's selections. She is one of three players in program history to win the honor twice as Kellie Walker (2009) and Mallory Outerbridge (2011) also claimed the honor on two occasions, but both in the same season.
Over the weekend, Buechel became the sixth player in program history to record 20 career goals when she notched her second goal of the game with Northern Kentucky University on Sunday in the 71st minute.
In addition, Buechel was named the Madness Women's Soccer Sun Belt Player of the Week by CollegeSportsMadness.com for her performance in the Ball State Tournament.
The Lady Toppers return to the field on Saturday, Sept. 1 when they travel to St. Paul, Minnesota to face Bowling Green at 1:00pm in the Minnesota Tournament. The team faces host Minnesota on Sept. 3 at 1:00pm.
WKU returns home on Sept. 9 when the Lady Toppers host Vanderbilt at 1:00pm. Single game tickets are available through the WKU Ticket Office by calling 270-745-5222 or 1-800-5-BIG-RED. Tickets can also be ordered online at www.wkusports.com. In addition, a game ticket package with nine vouchers that can be used for any game during the 2012 season are available for just $25 through the ticket office.
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