Michigan State and Northwestern Take Home Men's Soccer Weekly Accolades

Oliver Kupe is the men's soccer Offensive Player of the Week

Oct. 10, 2011

Offensive Player of the Week

Oliver Kupe, Northwestern
F – Sr. – Clarkston, Mich. – Clarkston

  • Tallied four points on two goals for the week in 1-1 tie with No. 12 Notre Dame and 3-2 win over Ohio State
  • Leads the Wildcats in goals (5) and points (10) this season
  • Earns the first weekly award of his career
  • Last Northwestern Offensive Player of the Week: Chris Ritter (Sept. 19, 2011)

Defensive Player of the Week

Mark Barone, Michigan State
B – Sr. – Grand Rapids, Mich. – East Kentwood

  • Led his team to wins over Milwaukee (2-1) and Penn State (1-0)
  • Helped limit the Nittany Lion offense to four shots on Sunday, allowing no shots on goal
  • Recorded five points on two goals and an assist on the week, including game-winner against Penn State
  • Earns the first weekly award of his career
  • Last Michigan State Defensive Player of the Week: Avery Steinlage (Oct. 18, 2010)

 

2011 Big Ten Players of the Week

Aug. 29
O: Minh Vu, Jr., PSU
O: Kyle McCrudden, Jr., WIS
D: Luis Soffner, Jr., IND

Sept. 5
O: Eriq Zavaleta, Fr., IND
O: Parnell Hegngi, Sr., OSU
D: Tyler Miller, Fr., NU

Sept. 12
O: Alec Purdie, Sr., IND
D: Andrew Wolverton, Fr., PSU

Sept. 19
O: Chris Ritter, Jr., NU
D: Tommy Meyer, Sr., IND

Sept. 26
O: Alec Purdie, Sr., IND
O: Chris Hegngi, Jr., OSU
D: Luis Soffner, Jr., IND

Oct. 3
O: Nick Janus, So., WIS
D: Max Jentsch, So., WIS

Oct. 10
O: Oliver Kupe, Sr., NU
D: Mark Barrone, Sr., MSU