Michigan State, Minnesota and Wisconsin Garner Weekly Awards
Sept. 8, 2008
Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
Taylor Walsh, Wisconsin
Sr., F, Madison, Wis. / East
Walsh recorded her first career hat trick and earned Offensive MVP honors at the Hoosier Classic this past weekend. Her three-goal effort came in the 7-1 rout over Vermont on Sunday in which she also added an assist. Walsh tied a Badger record for points in a game with seven. In Friday’s matchup, the senior Badger netted Wisconsin’s first of two goals as her squad went on to beat Cal-Poly, 2-1. The Madison, Wis., native takes home her first career weekly honor.
Last WIS Offensive Player of the Week: Allison Preiss (10/30/06)
Women’s Soccer Defensive Co-Players of the Week
Lindsey Wrege, Michigan State
Jr., GK, Portage, Mich. / Portage Central
Wrege recorded two shutout victories in goal this weekend as the Spartans defeated Eastern Michigan 3-0 and Loyola (Ill.) 2-0. She played all 180 minutes for Michigan State and deflected seven shots on goal. The junior has only allowed one goal so far this season and has a shutout streak of 417:10. Wrege picks up her first Big Ten weekly laurel.
Last MSU Defensive Player of the Week: Nicole Galas (9/18/06)
Jennie Clark, Minnesota
So., D, Norwalk, Iowa / Norwalk
Clark captured defensive MVP honors at the Minnesota Gold Classic this past weekend by helping her Gopher squad upend Ohio, 2-0, and Creighton, 3-0. Against Creighton, Clark neutralized the 2007 Missouri Valley Player of the Year, holding her to zero shots for the contest. The sophomore spearheaded a Minnesota defense that only allowed seven total shots all weekend. Clark receives her first Big Ten weekly accolade.
Last MIN Defensive Player of the Week: Lindsey Dare (09/01/08)