Oct. 30, 2006
CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Brad North, Northwestern
Sr., F, The Woodlands, Texas - The Woodlands
Senior Brad North closed out his career at home in style with his game-winning goal in the 109th minute of the game and the final minute of double overtime to give the Wildcats a 1-0 win over No. 24 Northern Illinois Friday afternoon in Evanston. North took three shots on the afternoon and made good on a Geoff Fallon serve from the left wing to defeat the Huskies.
Brian Ackley, Indiana
So., F, Cary, N.C. - Athens Drive
Of the five goals that Indiana scored this past week, Ackley assisted on four of them. He played a key role for the Hoosiers by moving the ball well in front of the net, passing it to open teammates to create scoring opportunities. Ackley tallied three assists against Butler, including assisting on the game-tying and game-winning goals. Against Wisconsin, he took a long pass from Brad Ring and slid it to Lee Hagedorn for the only score of the game, helping Indiana clinch the Big Ten regular season title.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Patrick Sperry, Michigan
So./Fr., GK, Hinsdale, Ill. - Hinsdale Central
The Hinsdale, Ill., native earned his fourth shutout of the year, boosting Michigan's shutout total to five. Sperry made six saves in the 1-0 contest with Penn State, and is currently first in the Big Ten in saves (70). Sperry is tied for third on the U-M all-times list for shutouts in a season (4).