Oct. 6, 2008
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)