Big Ten Names Players of the Week

Oct. 15, 2007

Men's Soccer Player of the Week

Spencer Thompson, Michigan State

Fr., M, Shelby Township, Mich./De LaSalle

Thompson scored his first and second career goals last week with two major wins over No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 21 Michigan.  Against Notre Dame, the Spartan freshman netted the only goal of the game routing MSU to a 1-0 victory over the Fighting Irish.  Thompson chipped in his second score of the week in a 5-0 success versus the Wolverines. The Michigan native tallied six shots, with three of them on goal. This is Spencer Thompson's first career Player of the Week award. 


Last MSU POW: Doug DeMartin (10/1/07)




Men's Soccer Co-Defensive Players of the Week

Chris Austin, Michigan State

Sr., GK, Livonia, Mich./Franklin

Michigan State's Austin had two stellar performances last week shutting out No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 21 Michigan.  Austin racked up 10 total saves with seven of them in the Michigan game.  The senior goalkeeper now touts a 0.55 GAA and has a save percentage of .877 for the season.  The Spartan defender picks up his second weekly award of the season.


Last OSU Defensive POW: Chris Austin (10/1/07)


Chay Cain, Indiana

Jr., GK, Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley

Cain is the first goalkeeper this year to shut out No. 6 Northwestern in Evanston.  Cain faced 12 Wildcat shots coming up with four saves and collecting his seventh win.  Against Louisville, the Illinois native also gathered a save and held the Cardinals scoreless before leaving the game due to injury.  The Hoosier defender takes home the second weekly award of his career.


Last IND Defensive POW: Chay Cain (10/9/06)