Indiana and Wisconsin Earn Men's Soccer Weekly Awards

Indiana's Jacob Bushue was named Offensive Player of the Week.

Indiana's Jacob Bushue was named Offensive Player of the Week.

Sept. 17, 2012

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Indiana and Wisconsin have earned Big Ten men’s soccer weekly honors, it was announced on Monday. Hoosier midfielder Jacob Bushue takes home Offensive Player of the Week accolades, while defender Caleb Konstanski earns Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors. Badger goalkeeper Chase Rau also earns the nod on the defensive end.

Offensive Player of the Week
Jacob Bushue, Indiana
M – Jr. – Champaign, Ill. – Centennial  

  • Tallied three points in the Hoosiers’ victory over No. 22 Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (2-0)
  • Played a role in both of No. 16 Indiana’s goals, assisting on the game-winner and netting the insurance score
  • Earns the first weekly award of his career
  • Last Indiana Offensive Player of the Week: Eriq Zavaleta (Sept. 3, 2012)

Co-Defensive Player of the Week
Caleb Konstanski, Indiana
D – Sr. – Bloomington, Ind. – South 

  • Helped the Hoosier defense shut out No. 22 SIUE (2-0)
  • Scored the game-winning goal in No. 16 Indiana’s lone game last week
  • Earns the first weekly award of his career
  • Last Indiana Defensive Player of the Week: Luis Soffner (Sept. 3, 2012)

Chase Rau, Wisconsin
GK – Fr. – Sparta, Mich. – Sparta 

  • Posted two shutouts versus Western Illinois (0-0) and IUPUI (2-0)
  • Did not allow a goal in all 200 minutes of play last weekend
  • Tallied eight saves, four in each game
  • Earns the first weekly award of his career
  • Last Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Week: Max Jentsch (Oct. 17, 2011)

 

 

2012 Big Ten Players of the Week
Aug. 27       O: Eriq Zavaleta, So., Indiana
                    D: Brian Forgue, Sr., Penn State

Sept. 3       O: Eriq Zavaleta, So., Indiana
                   D: Luis Soffner, Sr., Indiana

Sept. 10      O: Chris Ritter, Sr., Northwestern
                    D: Owen Griffith, So., Penn State

Sept. 17      O: Jacob Bushue, Jr., Indiana
                    D: Caleb Konstanski, Sr., Indiana
                        Chase Rau, Fr., Wisconsin

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