Michigan State Sweeps Men's Soccer Weekly Awards

Michigan State's Zach Bennett was named Defensive Player of the Week

Oct. 22, 2012

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Michigan State has earned Big Ten men’s soccer weekly honors, it was announced on Monday. Spartan forward Domenic Barone garnered Offensive Player of the Week accolades, while goalkeeper Zach Bennett was named Defensive Player of the Week.

Offensive Player of the Week
Domenic Barone, Michigan State
F/M – Sr. – Grand Rapids, Mich. – East Kentwood  

  • Scored a goal in each of Michigan State’s victories over Oakland (1-0) and Wisconsin (2-0) last weekend
  • Both goals were game-winners for the Spartans
  • Earns the first weekly award of his career
  • Last Michigan State Offensive Player of the Week: Tim Kreutz (Sept. 24, 2012)

Defensive Player of the Week
Zach Bennett, Michigan State
GK – Fr. – Plano, Texas - Plano 

  • Posted two shutouts last weekend in Michigan State’s wins over Oakland (1-0) and Wisconsin (2-0)
  • Tallied seven saves in two games, including a career-high four against the Badgers
  • Earns his first weekly award of his career
  • Last Michigan State Defensive Player of the Week: Jeremy Clark (Nov. 7, 2011)

2012 Big Ten Players of the Week

Aug. 27       O: Eriq Zavaleta, So., IND
                    D: Brian Forgue, Sr., PSU

Sept. 3       O: Eriq Zavaleta, So., IND
                    D: Luis Soffner, Sr., IND

Sept. 10      O: Chris Ritter, Sr., NU
                    D: Owen Griffith, So., PSU

Sept. 17      O: Jacob Bushue, Jr., IND
                    D: Caleb Konstanski, Sr., IND
                         Chase Rau, Fr., WIS

Sept. 24      O: Tim Kreutz, So., MSU
                    D: Luis Soffner, Sr., IND

Oct. 1         O: Austin McAnena, Sr., OSU
                    D: Luis Soffner, Sr., IND

Oct. 8         O: Eriq Zavaleta, So., IND
                    D: Adam Grinwis, So., MICH

Oct. 15       O: Joey Calistri, Fr., NU
                    D: Tyler Miller, So., NU

Oct. 22       O: Domenic Barone, Sr., MSU
                    D: Zach Bennett, Fr., MSU