UNCW news release:
Junior goalkeeper Carolyn Huddy (Lake Norman H.S./Huntersville, N.C.) of UNCW has been named as a co-recipient of the Colonial Athletic Association's Women's Soccer Player of the Week award for the week ending Sept. 20.
Huddy, who shares the award with senior midfielder Samantha Burch of Elon, earned the first CAA Player of the Week distinction of her career after guiding the Seahawks to a pair of road victories at East Carolina and Wake Forest last week.
In addition, she is the second UNCW player to receive the award in as many weeks after senior forward Maddie McCormick (Alexis I. DuPont H.S./Newark, Del.) was recognized following wins over Richmond and Campbell.
"Carolyn has invested a lot of time and energy into getting better every day," Coach Paul Cairney said. "It should also be noted that Carolyn is pushed in practice every day by our other goalkeeper, Liisa Rahkola (Oulu, Finland).
"Carolyn has an outstanding work ethic and has earned the trust and respect of her back four," Cairney added. "She shares this award with that group along with the rest of her teammates."
In helping UNCW extend its win streak to six consecutive games, Huddy allowed just one goal in 180 minutes while making 13 saves. After making five saves in the Seahawks' 2-0 victory over East Carolina on Thursday night, she tallied a season-high eight saves in a 2-1 triumph at Wake Forest.
Huddy made three of her eight saves in the final 12 minutes to preserve the Seahawks' second straight win over the Demon Deacons.
During the Seahawks' six-game winning streak, Huddy has anchored a defensive unit which has allowed just two goals in 559 minutes, 15 seconds. She has lowered her goals against average from 3.23 to 1.41 during the win streak, which is the second-longest run in school history.