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Three North Texas alums named NCAA Conference Players of the Week


FRISCO, TEXAS (Oct. 11, 2017) – Former North Texas Soccer players Humberto Chavez (Campbell), Miranda Larkin (Kansas State) and Heather Martin (Texas State) all received weekly accolades from their respective NCAA Division I Conferences.

Chavez is the second Campbell University and North Texas Soccer alum to be awarded the Big South Freshman of the Week accolade after Irving, Texas native Alex Egeonu collected the honor last week. The freshman midfielder went the distance in both of Campbell’s win as he helped Campbell earn a 1-0 win over High Point before recording his first career assist in a 2-1 win over Winthrop. Chavez has started 11 of 12 games for Campbell and is sixth on the team in minutes played this season. The Dallas native played his club soccer with Solar Soccer Club and Dallas Texans Soccer Club. Chavez competed in the 2010 North Texas State Cup with Solar and reached the quarterfinals of the 2017 Dr Pepper Dallas Cup with Dallas Texans.

Miranda Larkin NCSMiranda Larkin (far right) celebrating winning a National Championship with Sting)

Larkin earned Kanas State’s first Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week award after tying her school record fifth shutout in a 1-0 win over Kansas. Larkin made nine saves in the match and has started 27 straight games between the posts for Kansas State. The senior is the school’s career record holder in both shutouts and wins. The Rockwall, Texas native played her club soccer with Sting Soccer Club, where she was a two-time US Youth Soccer National Champion. Larkin received the Golden Glove award, given to the most outstanding keeper in the age group at the 2010 National Championships, and her Sting side won the 2010 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships, in addition to four North Texas State Cup titles.

Martin recorded her fourth straight shutout for Texas State in a 3-0 win over Louisiana Lafayette. The sophomore keeper from Midlothian, Texas ended the weekend ranked first in the Sun Belt Conference matches in Goals against average (GAA), save percentage and shutouts. Martin won the 2010 North Texas State Cup with FC Dallas and competed in the 2011 US Youth Soccer Southern Regional Premier League (SRPL) West season.