Indiana and Ohio State Earn Men's Soccer Weekly Awards

Ohio State's Austin McAnena was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.

Oct. 1, 2012

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Indiana and Ohio State have earned Big Ten men’s soccer weekly honors, it was announced on Monday. Buckeye midfielder Austin McAnena takes home Offensive Player of the Week accolades, while Hoosier goalkeeper Luis Soffner garners defensive honors for the second straight week.

Offensive Player of the Week
Austin McAnena, Ohio State
M – Sr. – Laguna Niguel, Calif. – Santa Margarita Catholic 

  • Netted three goals on three shots for his first career hat trick in Ohio State’s victory over Butler (4-1)
  • Notched an assist in the Buckeye’s double overtime contest against Michigan, tallying seven points for the weekend
  • Earns the second weekly award of his career
  • Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Chris Hegngi, (Sept. 26, 2011)

Defensive Player of the Week
Luis Soffner, Indiana
GK – Sr. – St. Louis, Mo. – SLUH 

  • Picked up his conference-leading sixth shutout of the year in Indiana’s win over Penn State (1-0) 
  • Tallied 11 saves in two games last week
  • Earns the sixth weekly award of his career and third of the season
  • Last Indiana Defensive Player of the Week: Luis Soffner (Sept. 24, 2012)

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

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

Sept. 10      O: Chris Ritter, Sr., NU
                    D: Owen Griffith, So., PSU

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

Sept. 24      O: Tim Kreutz, So., MSU
                   D: Luis Soffner, Sr., IND

Oct. 1         O: Austin McAnena, Sr., OSU
                   D: Luis Soffner, Sr., IND