Sept. 13, 2010
PARK RIDGE, Ill. - Michigan State midfielder Spencer Thompson and Ohio State defender David Tiemstra have earned Big Ten men's soccer Player of the Week honors for their play during the second week of the season, the conference office announced on Monday. Thompson takes Offensive Player of the Week honors, while Tiemstra earns Defensive Player of the Week status.
Offensive Player of the Week
Spencer Thompson, Michigan State
M - Sr. - Shelbytown, Mich. - DeLaSalle
Michigan State's Spencer Thompson earns Offensive Player of the Week honors after racking up seven points on two goals and three assists in two games last week. Thompson tallied two helpers in the Spartans' 4-0 win against Providence on Thursday before posting two goals and an assist in a 4-1 victory over Niagara on Sunday. Thompson played a role in five of Michigan State's eight goals for the week.
Last Michigan State Offensive Player of the Week: Jeff Ricondo (Oct. 20, 2009)
Defensive Player of the Week
David Tiemstra, Ohio State
D - Jr. - Clarendon Hills, Ill. - Hinsdale Central
Ohio State's David Tiemstra takes home Defensive Player of the Week laurels for the second time in his career after leading the defensive effort in the Buckeyes' two wins over the weekend. The defender played in every minute of Ohio State's 1-0 win over Binghamton on Friday and in the Buckeyes' 2-1 win over Bucknell on Sunday, helping the team start the season 4-0-0 for the first time since 1986. The shutout against Binghamton marks the Buckeyes' Big Ten-leading third of the season.
Last Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: Matt Lampson (Sept. 6, 2010)
2010 Big Ten Men's Soccer Weekly Honorees
O: Will Bruin, Jr., Indiana
D: Matt Lampson, So., Ohio State
O: Spencer Thompson, Sr., Michigan State
D: David Tiemstra, Jr., Ohio State