Penn State and Northwestern Garner Big Ten Weekly Awards

Oct. 13, 2008

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Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week

Cory Hertzog, Penn State
Fr., F, Reading, Pa. / Antietam

Hertzog led Penn State to a Big Ten win over No. 17 and 2007 national runner-up Ohio State on Saturday.  The freshman recorded his first two career goals, including the game-winner, in a 3-2 win over the Buckeyes.  The Reading, Pa., native is tied for the team lead in assists (2) and points (6).  This is the first weekly award for the Nittany Lion forward. 

Last Penn State Offensive Player of the Week: David Gray (10/23/06)

Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week

Misha Rosenthal, Northwestern
Jr., GK, Miami, Fla. / Gulliver Prep

Rosenthal tallied a season-high seven saves to help keep No. 2 Northwestern undefeated and atop the Big Ten standings as the Wildcats posted a 2-1 road win at Wisconsin on Sunday. With NU holding on to a one-goal lead with just over five minutes remaining in regulation, Rosenthal made back-to-back saves to hold the Badgers at bay. He leads the conference with a 0.24 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage.  The Miami, Fla., native earns his third weekly accolade of the season and the fourth of this career.

Last Northwestern Defensive Player of the Week: Misha Rosenthal (9/29/08)