Indiana and Northwestern Take Home Men's Soccer Weekly Laurels

Chris Ritter is the Big Ten men's soccer Offensive Player of the Week.

Sept. 19, 2011

PARK RIDGE, Ill. – Indiana and Northwestern have earned Big Ten men’s soccer weekly honors, the conference announced on Monday. Northwestern’s Chris Ritter takes home Offensive Player of the Week accolades, while Indiana’s Tommy Meyer earns recognition on the defensive end.

Offensive Player of the Week

Chris Ritter, Northwestern
M – Jr. – Winnetka, Ill. – New Trier

  • Led his team to wins over UC Davis (1-0) and Xavier (2-0)
  • Tallied four points on two goals over the weekend
  • Named the MVP of the Lakeside Classic
  • Earns the first weekly award of his career
  • Last Northwestern Offensive Player of the Week: Matt Eliason (Oct. 26, 2009)

Defensive Player of the Week

Tommy Meyer, Indiana
D – Sr. – St. Louis, Mo. – SLUH

  • Anchored the Hoosier defense that posted back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 2009
  • Played all 110 minutes in 0-0 tie against No. 14 St. Johns
  • Assisted on both goals in 2-0 win over Rutgers
  • Earns the first weekly award of his career
  • Last Indiana Defensive Player of the Week: Luis Soffner (Aug. 29, 2011)


2011 Big Ten Players of the Week

Aug. 29
O: Minh Vu, Jr., PSU
O: Kyle McCrudden, Jr., WIS
D: Luis Soffner, Jr., IND

Sept. 5
O: Eriq Zavaleta, Fr., IND
O: Parnell Hegngi, Sr., OSU
D: Tyler Miller, Fr., NU

Sept. 12
O: Alec Purdie, Sr., IND
D: Andrew Wolverton, Fr., PSU

Sept. 19
O: Chris Ritter, Jr., NU
D: Tommy Meyer, Sr., IND