Sept. 22, 2008
Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
Eric Alexander, Indiana
Jr., MF, Portage, Mich. / Central
Alexander tallied an assist and netted the game-winning goal as the Hoosiers began Big Ten play with a 3-2 overtime victory against Wisconsin. The junior midfielder dished out the assist to teammate Neil Wilmarth when the game was tied at 1-1, giving Indiana a one score lead midway through the second half. Three minutes and seven seconds into overtime, Alexander waited for a service on the back post and booted in the game winner from eight yards out, collecting his second goal of the season. The Hoosiers are now 15-0-3 in conference openers since 1991. The Portage, Ind., native takes home his second career weekly honor.
Last Indiana Offensive Player of the Week: Brad Ring (10/29/07)
Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Misha Rosenthal, Northwestern
Jr., GK, Miami, Fla. / Gulliver Prep
Rosenthal recorded two shutout wins this weekend in both of Northwestern’s 1-0 victories over Loyola Marymount and Princeton. The junior goalkeeper played in all 180 minutes throughout the two games and tallied three saves. Rosenthal raises his career shutout total to 17, setting a school record and has already tied a Wildcat single season record for shutouts with seven set by J.D. Martin in 2002. The Miami, Fla., native earns his second career weekly accolade.
Last Northwestern Defensive Player of the Week: Mark Blades (9/8/08)