Big Ten Names Men's Soccer Players of the Week

Oct. 27, 2008

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Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week

Victor Diaz, Wisconsin
Sr., F/MF, Madrid, Spain / I.E.S. Sefarad

Diaz helped the Badgers to a pair of wins this past week, taking part in five of the six Wisconsin scores.  In a 2-0 defeat of UW-Green Bay, Diaz scored the game’s first goal and assisted on the second.  He currently ranks 10th on the Badgers’ all-time list for game-winning goals with six.  In his last regular-season matchup at the Dan McClimon Complex on Sunday, the senior dished out three helpers in a 4-1 rout over Penn State.  Diaz moved up to ninth on the school’s all-time leaders in assists with 18.  The senior from Spain earns his second Big Ten weekly honor.    

Last Wisconsin Offensive Player of the Week: Pablo Delgado (9/22/08)

Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week

Michael Holody, Michigan
Sr., D, Clarkston, Mich. / Clarkston
Holody and the Michigan back line played stingy defense this past week in contests against No. 5 Akron and No. 2 Northwestern.  Versus the Zips, the Wolverines kept the nation’s leading point-getter off the board in a slim 1-0 loss.  Against Northwestern, Holody and company held the Wildcats to a mere two shots on goal, allowing just one score in a 3-1 Big Ten win, giving Northwestern its first loss of the season.  The senior defender earns his first career weekly accolade.

Last Michigan Defensive Player of the Week: Patrick Sperry (10/6/08)