Indiana, Northwestern And Wisconsin Take Home Men's Soccer Weekly Accolades

Nikko Boxall is the Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week.

Oct. 17, 2011

Offensive Player of the Week

Eriq Zavaleta, Indiana
F – Fr. – Westfield, Ind. – Westfield

  • Tallied six points on three goals for the week in wins over Butler (1-0) and Michigan (4-1)
  • Scored the game-winning goal in the 85th minute against Butler
  • Leads all Big Ten freshman in goals scored this season with seven, which ties him for the team lead
  • Earns his second career weekly award
  • Last Indiana Offensive Player of the Week: Alec Purdie (Sept. 26, 2011)

Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Nikko Boxall, Northwestern
D – Fr. – Auckland, New Zealand – Mt. Albert

  • Led Northwestern to shutout victories over Northern Illinois (2-0) and Penn State (1-0)
  • The win over the Nittany Lions marked the Wildcats’ seventh shutout of the season,
  • Tallied the game-winning goal against Northern Illinois, his second game-winner of the season
  • Earns the first weekly award of his career
  • Last Northwestern Defensive Player of the Week: Tyler Miller (Sept. 5, 2011)

Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Max Jentsch, Wisconsin
GK – So. – Hartland, Wis. – Arrowhead High School

  • Recorded 2 saves in 1-0 shutout victory over Michigan State, his second clean sheet in Big Ten play
  • Has only allowed one goal in three conference games this season
  • Earns his second weekly award of the season and the third of his career
  • Last Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Week: Max Jentsch (Oct. 3, 2011)

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

Oct. 17
O: Eriq Zavaleta Fr., IND
D: Nikko Boxall, Fr., NU
D: Max Jentsch, So., WIS