Iowa, Rutgers and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Women’s Soccer Awards
Sept. 5, 2017


Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Devin Burns, Iowa
F – So. – Green Oaks, Ill. – Loyola Academy

• Factored into six of Iowa’s 10 goals last week, scoring five times and adding one assist in the Hawkeyes’ two victories
• Scored a hat trick in the opening 11 minutes and recorded a second-half assist in Iowa’s 8-1 victory over Southern Utah last Friday
• Added two goals on three shots in Sunday’s 2-0 neutral-site win over UC Santa Barbara
• Earns her first career Offensive Player of the Week award
• Last Iowa Offensive Player of the Week: Karly Stuenkel (Sept. 6, 2016)

Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Dani Rhodes, Wisconsin
F – So. – Waukesha, Wis. – Waukesha West

• Had two goals and one assist last weekend in leading Wisconsin to road victories at No. 3/4 Virginia and William & Mary
• Scored in the 68th minute of the Badgers’ 1-0 win at Virginia, marking the highest-ranked opponent Wisconsin has ever defeated
• Registered what proved to be the game-winning goal in the Badgers’ 3-1 victory at William & Mary on Sunday after recording an assist on Lauren Rice’s opening goal
• Earns her first career Offensive Player of the Week honor
• Last Wisconsin Offensive Player of the Week: Rose Lavelle (Oct. 27, 2016)

Defensive Player of the Week
Caitlyn Clem, Wisconsin
GK – Sr. – Okemos, Mich. – Okemos

• Collected two wins in the Wisconsin goal last week, including one shutout, and made nine saves as the Badgers posted road wins at No. 3/4 Virginia and William & Mary
• Stopped three shots to secure Wisconsin’s 1-0 win at Virginia
• Had a season-high six saves in the Badgers’ 3-1 victory at William & Mary on Sunday
• Earns her first career Defensive Player of the Week accolade
• Last Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Week: Brianna Stelzer (Oct. 6, 2015)

Co-Freshman of the Week
Amirah Ali, Rutgers
F – Voorhees, N.J. – Eastern Regional

• Scored two goals last week to help No. 16/17 Rutgers remain undefeated this season with shutout wins over Mount St. Mary’s and Drexel
• Both of her goals came less than three minutes apart early in the first half of the Scarlet Knights’ 7-0 victory over Mount St. Mary’s last Thursday in what was Rutgers’ highest-scoring game since 1998
• Earns her first career Freshman of the Week citation
• Last Rutgers Freshman of the Week: Nicole Whitley (Sept. 20, 2016)

Co-Freshman of the Week
Lauren Rice, Wisconsin
F – Noblesville, Ind. – Guerin Catholic

• Scored the first two goals of her career last weekend to help Wisconsin pick up road victories at No. 3/4 Virginia and William & Mary
• Registered her first goal in the ninth minute at William & Mary, then added an insurance goal on a free kick in the 55th minute of the Badgers’ 3-1 win
• Earns her first career Freshman of the Week award
• Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Victoria Pickett (Oct. 13, 2015)

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

Aug. 29
O: Sydney Squires, Sr., MINN
D: Casey Murphy, Jr., RU
F: Mikayla Dayes, MD

Sept. 5
O: Devin Burns, So., IOWA
O: Dani Rhodes, So., WIS
D: Caitlyn Clem, Sr., WIS
F: Amirah Ali, RU
F: Lauren Rice, WIS