Michigan, Ohio State Earn Weekly Men's Soccer Conference Honors




Sep 3, 2013

Offensive Player of the Week
James Murphy, Michigan
F - Jr. - Oxford, England - Henry Box School

• Tallied a combined five points with two goals and one assist against Loyola-Chicago (Aug. 30) and Bowling Green (Sept. 2)
• Scored two goals, one in each half, in the Wolverines' 5-2 win over Loyola-Chicago
• Assisted on Michigan's lone goal in a 1-1 draw at Bowling Green, giving the Wolverines a 1-0 advantage in the first half
• Earned his first career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor
• Last Michigan Offensive Player of the Week: Soony Saad (Nov. 8, 2010)

Defensive Player of the Week
Alex Ivanov, Ohio State
GK - Jr. - Strongsville, Ohio - Strongsville

• Played all 194 minutes of Ohio State's two home matches against UNC-Wilmington (Aug. 30) and Northern Illinois (Sept. 1)
• Tallied the first shutout of his career against Northern Illinois
• Stopped two penalty kicks against Northern Illinois to help Ohio State preserve its first shutout win since Oct. 10, 2012, a span of eight games
• Made seven saves against UNC-Wilmington and six versus Northern Illinois
• Earned his first career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor
• Last Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: Matt Lampson (Oct. 31, 2011)

2013 Big Ten Players of the Week
Sept. 3

O: James Murphy, Jr., MICH
D: Alex Ivanov, Jr., OSU