Northwestern, Penn State and Michigan State Earn Men's Soccer Player of the Week Awards

Mark Wadid

Mark Wadid

Sept. 23, 2013

Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Chris Ritter, Northwestern
Mark Wadid, Penn State

Chris Ritter, Northwestern
M - Sr. - Winnetka, Ill. - New Trier

• Scored a pair of game-winning goals, including a header off a corner kick against Saint Mary's (Sept. 20) and a penalty kick against Fairleigh Dickinson (Sept. 22)
• Led Northwestern to a 3-0 shutout of Saint Mary's, and a 2-1 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson, en route to the Northwestern Lakeside Classic title
• Named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament
• Earned his fourth-career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor
• Last Northwestern Offensive Player of the Week: Joey Calistri (Sept. 16, 2013)

Mark Wadid, Penn State
F - Fr. - Mississauga, Ontario - Philopateer Christian College

• Scored two game-winning goals in a pair of 1-0 wins over Robert Morris (Sept. 17) and Duquesne (Sept. 22)
• Has scored three of Penn State's four game-winning goals this season
• Earned his first Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor
• Last Penn State Offensive Player of the Week: Minh Vu, Jr. (Aug. 29, 2011)

Defensive Player of the Week
Zach Bennett, Michigan State
GK - So. - Plano, Texas - Plano

• Made a career-high eight saves in a 1-0 victory over Bowling Green on Sept. 18
• Recorded his fourth shutout in the last five games and collected his seventh career shutout
• Leads the Big Ten in goals against average (.40) and save percentage (.895)
• Earned his second consecutive Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor and third of his career
• Last Michigan State Defensive Player of the Week: Zach Bennett (Sept. 16, 2013)

2013 Big Ten Players of the Week
Sept. 3
O: James Murphy, Jr., MICH
D: Alex Ivanov, Jr., OSU

Sept. 9
O: Joey Calistri, So., NU and Tomislav Zadro, Sr., WIS
D: Tyler Miller, Jr., NU

 

 

Sept. 16
O: Joey Calistri, So., NU
D: Zach Bennett, So., MSU

Sept. 23
O: Chris Ritter, Sr., NU and Mark Wadid, Fr., PSU
D: Zach Bennett, So., MSU

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