Indiana and Penn State Earn First Weekly Big Ten Men’s Soccer Honors of 2016 Season

Aug. 30, 2016

Offensive Player of the Week
Tanner Thompson, Indiana
MF – Sr. – Loomis Bay, Calif. – Granite Bay

  • Guided No. 15 Indiana to wins over New Mexico and UC Irvine
  • Named to Mike Berticelli All-Tournament Team
  • Scored the game winner against New Mexico and added a goal and an assist versus UC Irvine
  • The two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Indiana Player of the Week: Patrick Doody (Sept. 9, 2014)

Defensive Player of the Week
Evan Finney, Penn State
GK – Sr. – San Francisco, Calif. – IMG Pendleton School

  • Helped Penn State to a scoreless draw versus top-ranked Stanford
  • Recorded eight saves on the week, including six versus the Cardinal
  • Allowed just one goal in 191:32 minutes
  • A 2014 Academic All-Big Ten recipient, he collects his first career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award
  • Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Matt Bersano (Sept. 22, 2015)

2016 Big Ten Men’s Soccer Players of the Week
Aug. 30
O: Tanner Thompson, Sr., Indiana
D: Evan Finney, Sr., Penn State