Sept. 24, 2007
Men's Soccer Player of the Week
Carl Pett, Northwestern
So., M, Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North
Pett takes home his first career weekly honor after recording two goals and an assist in Northwestern's 4-0 win over No. 19 Ohio State on Sunday. The sophomore converted on a Buckeye turnover at midfield to assist on the first goal of the contest before netting two scores to help the Wildcats pull away in the second half with a header and an unassisted effort. The win was the largest Big Ten regular-season victory in Northwestern history as the Wildcats remain undefeated at 6-0-1.
Last NU POW: Brad North (10/30/06)
Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Drew Ratner, Northwestern
Jr., D, Dallas, Texas/Episcopal
Ratner earns the first weekly accolade of his career after anchoring the Northwestern defense that held No. 19 Ohio State scoreless on Sunday. The shutout was the fourth consecutive for Northwestern as the Wildcats have held each of those opponents to just two shots on goal in each contest. The 6-0-1 start is the best in Northwestern program history.
Last NU Defensive POW: Misha Rosenthal (9/17/07)