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OU soccer: Nikki Panas named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

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University of Oklahoma Women's Soccer Team

The University of Oklahoma runs to each other to congratulate each other for the winning goal. University of Oklahoma Women's Soccer win 1-0 against Oklahoma State University on Aug. 26.

Junior goalkeeper Nikki Panas was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday after a strong showing to start the season for the Sooners.

The Junior Arizona State transfer played a vital role in the Sooners double-overtime victory at Arkansas with two saves, while playing the entire match to help OU move to 2-0 on the season.

Panas’ teammate Kaylee Dao, broke the scoreless tie with a clutch goal in the 105th minute.

Panas and the Sooners continue their Season Thursday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m against Oklahoma State in an anticipated Bedlam Matchup.

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