Michigan and Wisconsin Reel in Final Men's Soccer Weekly Awards of 2010
Nov. 8, 2010
PARK RIDGE, Ill. - Michigan's Soony Saad and Wisconsin's Max Jentsch have been named the Big Ten men's soccer Players of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday. Saad earns Offensive Player of the Week laurels and Jentsch takes home Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Offensive Player of the Week
Soony Saad collects his second Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor after notching a goal and an assist in Michigan's 4-2 win over Northwestern on Saturday. Saad's goal, his 15th this season, set a single-season record at Michigan, breaking the old mark set in 2003. The freshman fed Alex Wood for the Wolverines' second goal of the contest in the 53rd minute before scoring a goal of his own in the 55th minute. Saad leads the Big Ten in points (34), goals (15) and shots (112).
Last Michigan Offensive Player of the Week: Justin Meram (Nov. 1, 2010)
Defensive Player of the Week
Wisconsin goalkeeper Max Jentsch posted back-to-back shutouts over the weekend en route to his first Big Ten weekly award. Jentsch made four saves in the Badgers' 1-0 overtime win against Illinois-Chicago on Wednesday before turning another six shots away, including a penalty kick in the 13th minute, in a 1-0 win over No. 22 Penn State on Saturday. The shutouts give Jentsch three this season and extend his current shutout streak to 248:17.
Last Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Week: Ryan Vint (Oct. 4, 2010)
2010 Big Ten Men's Soccer Weekly Honorees
O: Will Bruin, Jr., Indiana
O: Soony Saad, Fr., Michigan
D: Matt Lampson, So., Ohio State