Ohio State and Wisconsin Nab Weekly Men's Soccer Honors

Oct. 12, 2009

The conference office announced on Monday the sixth weekly men’s soccer award winners for the 2009 season.  Wisconsin’s Scott Lorenz garners Offensive Player of the Week honors and Ohio State’s Matt Lampson collects his second Defensive Player of the Week laurel of the season for games played through Oct. 5-11.

Offensive Player of the Week:
Scott Lorenz, Wisconsin
F - Sr. - Barrington, Ill. – Barrington

Scott Lorenz was the difference for the Badgers in Sunday's 2-1, double-overtime victory over Michigan State, as he scored both goals to help UW snap a three-game shutout streak. After the Spartans got on the board in the first half, Lorenz provided the equalizer in the 15th minute to eventually force overtime. He then provided the game-winner four minutes into the second overtime to lift the Badgers to their first Big Ten win of the season and snap a four-match winless streak. The senior forward finished the day with five shots, including three shots-on-goal, while netting his first goals of the season.

Last Wisconsin Offensive Player of the Week: Brandon Miller (Sept. 21, 2009)

Defensive Player of the Week:
Matt Lampson, Ohio State
GK - R-Fr. - Hilliard, Ohio - St. Charles Prep

Matt Lampson came up strong between the pipes for the Ohio State men’s soccer team, posting a pair of clean sheets to pilot the Buckeyes to a 2-0 slate against non-conference opponents last week. Lampson’s back-to-back shutout wins over Oakland (1-0) and Cleveland State (2-0), tied the redshirt-freshman goalkeeper for a career high in saves with five in each game. Lampson now has five shutouts in eight appearances to his credit, good for second in the Big Ten, and holds a conference-leading 0.62 shutout per game average.  This is the second defensive accolade in as many weeks for the Buckeye goalkeeper.

Last Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: Matt Lampson (Sept. 28, 2009)