Oct. 26, 2009
Offensive Player of the Week
Floor Rijpma, Michigan State
Sr., MF, Bunnick, Netherlands/St. Bonisatius College
Rijpma spearheaded the Michigan State offense during a weekend that saw the No. 8 Spartans win two matches and clinch their first outright Big Ten Championship. In Friday's 2-1 victory over No. 15 Ohio State, the senior scored the game's first goal to help Michigan State clinch at least a share of the conference crown. Her success continued on Sunday against Michigan, this time tallying the game-winner in the Spartans' 2-1 victory, ensuring them of the outright conference championship. Rijpma wins her third weekly award of the season and the fourth of her career.
Last Michigan State Offensive Player of the Week: Floor Rijpma (Sept. 28, 2009)
Defensive Player of the Week
Holly Sherman, Michigan State
So., B, Vancouver, British Columbia/West Vancouver Secondary
Sherman wins the first weekly award of her career after playing all 140 minutes on the Spartan backline this past weekend to help Michigan State clinch its first outright Big Ten Championship. Sherman and the Spartan defense allowed just two goals during the weekend in 2-1 wins over No. 15 Ohio State on Friday and Michigan on Sunday. The sophomore has started all but one of Michigan State's 17 games this season and has helped the Spartans to a conference-leading 1.34 goals-against average on the year.
Last Michigan State Defensive Player of the Week: Elissa Unger (Oct. 12, 2009)
Co-Freshmen of the Week
Shareyna Chang, Indiana
F, Hampton, Va./Kecoughton
Chang earns the first weekly award of her career after helping the No. 20 Hoosiers to two wins over the weekend. Against Penn State on Friday, Chang totaled three points on a goal and an assist, scoring Indiana's first goal and assisting on the game-winner in a 4-1 Hoosier victory. Two days later against Pacific, the freshman's two shots were a part of a relentless Indiana offense that fired 18 toward the net in a 3-0 victory. Chang has two goals on the year and an assist for five points.
Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: N/A
Kelsey Amy, Penn State
F, Sweet Valley, Pa./Lake-Lehman
Amy records her second weekly honor of the season after scoring two goals and assisting on two others over the weekend for Penn State. Against Indiana on Friday, Amy tallied her first career assist in a 4-1 loss. On Saturday against Pacific, the freshman scored twice and had another assist to lead the Nittany Lions to a 6-4 victory. She is tied for the team lead with five goals and 12 points, all of which have come in the last seven contests.
Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Kelsey Amy (Oct. 5, 2009)