Nov. 7, 2005
Offensive Player of the Week
Brian Plotkin, Indiana
SR, MF, Lisle, Ill./Naperville North
Plotkin collects his third Offensive Player of the Week honor this season after scoring the game-winning goal in the Hoosiers' 1-0 upset over unbeaten, No. 1 Akron. The senior leads Indiana and the conference with 25 points while recording eight goals, nine assists and four game-winning goals on the season. Indiana finished the season third in the league and will face No. 6 Wisconsin Thursday in the first round of the Big Ten Men's Soccer Championship.
Defensive Player of the Week
Ray Burse Jr., Ohio State
SR, GK, Prospect, Ky./St. Xavier
Burse earns Defensive Player of the Week accolades for the second time this season after recording a save in a 1-0 win against Michigan, securing second place in league standings for the Buckeyes. The shutout was Burse's first in conference play and fourth overall this season. Ohio State earned the No. 2 seed in the 2005 Men's Soccer Championship and will face No. 7 Northwestern in a quarterfinal game at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10.