Michigan, Northwestern and Penn State Earn Weekly Women’s Soccer Awards
Aug. 22, 2017


Offensive Player of the Week
Marissa Sheva, Penn State
M – Jr. – Sellersville, Pa. – Pennridge

• Posted her first career two-goal outing to lead No. 3 Penn State to a 3-1 win over No. 8/12 BYU in Friday’s season opener
• Also helped Nittany Lions defeat Hofstra, 3-0, to cap an unblemished opening weekend
• Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2016
• Earns her first career Offensive Player of the Week award
• Last Penn State Offensive Player of the Week: Frannie Crouse (Oct. 18, 2016)

Defensive Player of the Week
Brooke Cilley, Michigan
D – So. – Alamo, Calif. – Carondelet

• Anchored a Michigan defense that shut out Washington (2-0) and Idaho State (4-0)
• Recorded four assists last week from her backline position, including three assists against ISU, the fourth three-assist game for a Wolverine in program history and first since Aug. 26, 2011 (Christina Murillo vs. Duquesne)
• Earns her first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
• Last Michigan Defensive Player of the Week: Sarah Jackson (Oct. 18, 2016)

Co-Freshman of the Week
Sarah Stratigakis, Michigan
M – Woodbridge, Ontario – Bill Crothers

• Opened her college scoring account with a goal in each of her first two contests as Michigan began its season last weekend with wins over Washington and Idaho State
• Netted the Wolverines’ first goal of the season in Friday’s win over Washington, scoring 7:16 into the game
• Earns her first career Freshman of the Week accolade
• Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Abby Kastroll (Oct. 6, 2015)

Co-Freshman of the Week
Madi Kennel, Northwestern
M – Redondo Beach, Calif. – Redondo Union

• Scored twice to pace No. 23/20 Northwestern to a 3-0 win at Illinois State on Sunday after helping the Wildcats open their season with a 1-0 home win over DePaul
• Her first college goal came less than 10 minutes into the second half before she added an insurance goal in the 78th minute
• Earns her first career Freshman of the Week citation
• Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Jenna Hascher (Sept. 16, 2013)

2017 Big Ten Players of the Week
Aug. 22
O: Marissa Sheva, Jr., PSU
D: Brooke Cilley, So., MICH
F: Sarah Stratigakis, MICH
F: Madi Kennel, NU