Heartland Conference names Davenport as defensive award winner

Junior goalkeeper Connor Davenport is the Heartland Conference’s defensive player of the week.
Junior goalkeeper Connor Davenport is the Heartland Conference’s defensive player of the week.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 22, 2012) – Connor Davenport hasn’t played much for Oklahoma Christian during his soccer career, but when he has, his accomplishments have drawn notice.

The junior from McKinney, Texas, has made only four career starts, but now has two conference defensive player of the week awards to his name, having received that honor on Monday from the Heartland Conference for his play last week in a win over St. Mary’s (Texas) and loss to Texas A&M International.

OC swept the men’s soccer conference honors, as midfielder Domenico DeGrazia was named as the league’s offensive player of the week. It was the first time OC had accomplished that feat as a member of the Heartland Conference.

Davenport recorded his second career shutout as the Eagles beat St. Mary’s 5-0 on Thursday, making a career-high 11 saves. He had seven saves in the loss to Texas A&M International.

He also received a Sooner Athletic Conference weekly award last year, when he started on short notice and blanked Mid-America Christian 3-0.

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