Michigan Sweeps Men's Soccer Weekly Awards

Oct. 6, 2008

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Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week

Jake Stacy, Michigan
Sr., F, Grand Rapids, Mich. / Forest Hills Central

Stacy led Michigan to one of the best weekends in program history as the Wolverines downed No. 8 Notre Dame, 3-1, and bested No. 20 Indiana in Bloomington, 1-0.  Against the Irish, Stacy scored the game’s third goal in the 23rd minute of the first half to give his team the early 2-1 advantage.  In Sunday’s matchup at Indiana, the senior forward netted the game’s only goal within the first few minutes of play.  Michigan defeated two ranked opponents in back-to-back games for the first time in school history.  Stacy is honored with this third career weekly Big Ten award.

Last Michigan Offensive Player of the Week: Perica Marosevic (9/1/08)

Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week

Patrick Sperry, Michigan
Jr., GK, Hinsdale, Ill. / Hinsdale Central

Sperry was instrumental in Michigan’s two upset wins last weekend as the junior goalkeeper allowed only one goal in 180 minutes of play.  Against No. 8 Notre Dame, Sperry tallied three saves as the Wolverines defeated the Irish for the first time in program history by a score of 3-1.  Sperry and his Michigan teammates then went on to defeat No. 20 Indiana, 1-0, marking the Wolverines’ first win ever over the Hoosiers.  The Hinsdale, Ill., native posted five saves and grabbed his 16th career shutout versus Indiana, putting him second all-time on Michigan’s career shutout list.  Sperry takes home his third career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week accolade.

Last Michigan Defensive Player of the Week:  Patrick Sperry (10/29/07)