Sept. 6, 2010
PARK RIDGE, Ill. - Indiana junior Will Bruin and Ohio State sophomore Matt Lampson have earned the first Big Ten Player of the Week honors of the 2010 season, the conference office announced on Monday. Bruin received the Offensive Player of the Week award, while Lampson takes home Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Offensive Player of the Week
Will Bruin, Indiana
F - Jr. - St. Louis, Mo. - DeSmet
Indiana's Will Bruin takes the first Offensive Player of the Week honors of 2010 and the first weekly award of his career after posting four goals in the Hoosiers' two contests last week. Bruin tallied three goals against No. 5 UCLA on Sunday, leading the Hoosiers to a 5-1 victory over the Bruins. The junior notched Indiana's lone goal in a 2-1 loss to California on Friday, recording seven shots in the loss. The hat trick against UCLA marks Bruin's career high in goals, helping him claim adidas/IU Credit Union Classic Most Valuable Player honors.
Last Indiana Offensive Player of the Week: Andy Adlard (Oct. 5, 2009)
Defensive Player of the Week
Matt Lampson, Ohio State
GK - So. - Hilliard, Ohio - St. Charles Prep
Ohio State goalkeeper Matt Lampson earns his fourth career Defensive Player of the Week award after posting back-to-back shutouts to open the season. Lampson stopped five shots against College of Charleston, including a save in the closing minutes of the game, to secure a 1-0 win on Friday. The sophomore keeper continued his scoreless streak on Sunday, making two saves in a 2-0 Buckeye win over Buffalo.
Last Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: Matt Lampson (Nov. 9, 2009)