Michigan State and Wisconsin Collect Men's Soccer Weekly Awards

Michigan State's Jay Chapman was named Offensive Player of the Week.

Michigan State's Jay Chapman was named Offensive Player of the Week.

Oct. 29, 2012

Michigan State and Wisconsin have earned Big Ten men’s soccer weekly honors, it was announced on Monday. Spartan forward Jay Chapman garnered Offensive Player of the Week accolades, while Badger goalkeeper Chase Rau was named Defensive Player of the Week.

Offensive Player of the Week
Jay Chapman, Michigan State
F – Fr. – Campbellford, Ontario – Holy Trinity Catholic  

  • Netted a hat trick in Michigan State’s victory over No. 16 Indiana (3-1)
  • Converted on all three of his shot attempts to tally his first three collegiate goals
  • Earns the first weekly award of his career
  • Last Michigan State Offensive Player of the Week: Domenic Barone (Oct. 22, 2012)

Defensive Player of the Week
Chase Rau, Wisconsin
GK – Fr. – Sparta, Mich. – Sparta  

  • Posted a shutout in Wisconsin’s overtime match against Northwestern last weekend
  • Tallied five saves against the Wildcats in all 110 minutes of action
  • Earns the second weekly award of his career
  • Last Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Week: Chase Rau (Sept. 17, 2012)

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

Oct. 29       O: Jay Chapman, Fr., MSU
                    D: Chase Rau, Fr., WIS