Aug. 28, 2006
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Offensive Player of the Week
Lauren Hill, Michigan State
FR, F, Northville, Mich./Northville
Hill tallied four goals and one assist for a total of nine points and helped Michigan State go 1-1 this past weekend. The freshman forward assisted on the game-tying goal in a 2-3 loss to Central Michigan on Friday before tying a 19-year old school mark on Sunday. The 2006 Michigan High School Gatorade Player of the Year tied the Spartans' record for goals scored in a game as she knocked in four, including two go-ahead goals, and racked up eight points in MSU's victory over Western Michigan. Hill is the first women's soccer player to earn weekly accolades for Michigan State since Emma Harris was honored on Oct. 10, 2005.
Defensive Player of the Week
Lauren Robertson, Ohio State
FR, GK, Mission Viejo, Calif./Santa Margarita
Robertson was named Defensive Player of the Week after recording two consecutive shutouts in opening weekend action. In 110 minutes of play on Friday, the freshman notched four saves in Ohio State's 0-0, double-overtime match with Kent State. She went on to stop Xavier's scoring attack with three saves on Sunday and helped the Buckeye's capture their first win of the season with a score of 2-0 over the Musketeers. Robertson is the first OSU goalkeeper to register back-to-back shutouts in the team's first two games of a season since the Buckeyes' all-time career shutouts leader, Amber Barnes, accomplished the feat in 1998.