Oklahoma’s Emma Hawkins named Big 12 co-offensive player of the week

It’s been a thunderous start to the Matt Mott era in Norman. The Oklahoma Sooners women’s soccer team is off to a 2-0 start, having outscored Tulsa and Oral Roberts to the tune of 10-2.

At the center of the Sooners offensive attack is redshirt senior Emma Hawkins. After only the fourth three-goal game in program history in the season-opening 6-0 win over Tulsa, Hawkins added two more on Sunday to give her five goals in the opening week of action.

For her efforts, Hawkins was named Big 12 co-offensive player of the week alongside Texas’ Trinity Byars.

The Sooners have been relentless in their offensive attack through the first two games of the season, and Hawkins has been tremendous, finishing around the net. She’s shown great touch and timing, finishing through the air on headers as well as collecting loose balls in the box for goals.

Hawkins is on a tear to start the 2023 campaign. Her five goals through two games is nearly as many as she scored in 18 games in 2022 when she rallied six goals.

It’s been a great start for the Sooners under new head coach Matt Mott. His system has brought a fun and exciting pace of play to Oklahoma Soccer. Early in the 2023 season, Emma Hawkins has taken advantage of the offensive pace the Sooners are setting.

Oklahoma will be back in action Thursday night in Norman at Jack Crain Field at 8 pm CT. The game can be streamed live on SoonerVision on ESPN+.

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