CLEVELAND- Senior Red Shirt Defender Tianna Harris earned honors for Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.
Last season’s MAC Defensive Player of the Year played all 180 minutes over the weekend as the Golden Flashes earned two game ties against Ball State (October 20) and Central Michigan (October 23). Harris anchored the Flashes’ back line and helped the defense earn its fourth conference shutout against Ball State on Thursday, limiting the conference’s leading scoring team to just one shot on goal. Against Central Michigan on Sunday, Harris scored the first brace of his college career, sparking a late comeback effort to force a tie with the Chippewas. The two-point effort puts Harris in a tie at four for the team leader in goals with three goals on the year.
Hailing from Whitby, Ontario, the player has played and started 63 games during her illustrious Kent career. She scored 11 goals, including four winners, and added two assists. From her position as center back, she was instrumental in securing 19 shutouts for the Kent State defense.
Harris is the third Flashes member to earn weekly conference honors this season, joining the freshman Kelsey Salopek and junior Dalaney Ranallowho were both recognized earlier this season.
Kent State will wrap up its regular season on Thursday, Oct. 27, when the Flashes host Buffalo at Dix Stadium. A win or draw for the Flashes will secure their place in the MAC tournament, which begins on Sunday, October 31.