Ohio State and Penn State Earn Weekly Women's Soccer Awards

Ohio State's Kendyl Reed earns Defensive Player of the Week accolades

Ohio State's Kendyl Reed earns Defensive Player of the Week accolades

Aug. 27, 2012

Park Hill, Ill. -

Ohio State and Penn State have earned Big Ten women’s soccer weekly awards, the conference office announced on Monday. Nittany Lion midfielder Christine Nairn takes home Offensive Player of the Week honors, while Buckeye defender Kendyl Reed earns Defensive Player of the Week laurels. Ohio State’s Michela Paradiso receives the nod for Freshman of the Week.

Offensive Player of the Week
Christine Nairn, Penn State
M – Sr. – Arnold, Md. – Archbishop Spalding

  • Scored three goals last weekend, including the game-tying goal against No. 1 Stanford
  • Tallied two goals and an assist in the Nittany Lions’ win over Central Michigan
  • Scored three times on six shots on goal
  • Earns the second weekly award of her career
  • Last Penn State Offensive Player of the Week: Maya Hayes (Oct. 24, 2011)

Defensive Player of the Week
Kendyl Reed, Ohio State
D – Sr. – Worthington, Ohio – Kilbourne

  • Led the Buckeyes to two shutout victories over Northeastern (3-0) and No. 17 Maryland (1-0)
  • Played 162 minutes, including all 90 against the Terrapins
  • Earns the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: Katie Baumgardner (Sept. 26, 2011)

Freshman of the Week
Michela Paradiso, Ohio State
F – Fr. – Columbus, Ohio – Upper Arlington

  • Notched three assists in two Buckeye victories last weekend
  • Tallied the helpers on both game-winning goals, including the victory over No. 17 Maryland
  • Earns the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Rachel Middleman (Oct. 18, 2010)

2012 Big Ten Players of the Week
Aug. 20       O: Lisa Nouanesengsy – Jr., Indiana
                    D: Holly Hein – Sr., Michigan
                    F: Mallory Weber, Penn State
Aug. 27       O: Christine Nairn – Sr., Penn State
                    D: Kendyl Reed – Sr., Ohio State
                    F: Michela Paradiso, Ohio State