Iowa and Michigan State Earn Weekly Women's Soccer Awards

Cloe Lacasse is the Big Ten women's soccer Freshman of the Week.

Cloe Lacasse is the Big Ten women's soccer Freshman of the Week.

Sept. 12, 2011

PARK RIDGE, Ill. – Iowa and Michigan State have earned Big Ten women’s soccer weekly awards as announced on Monday. Two Spartans are recognized as Olivia Stander takes home Offensive Player of the Week and Courtney Clem earns Defensive Player of the Week laurels.  Hawkeye forward Cloe Lacasse receives the nod for Freshman of the Week.

Offensive Player of the Week

Olivia Stander, Michigan State
F – Jr. – Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. – Grosse Pointe North

  • Led her team to wins over Bowling Green (2-0) and UC-Santa Barbara (4-1)
  • Notched eight points on three goals and an assist over the weekend
  • Scored the game-winning goal against Bowling Green on Friday
  • Last Michigan State Offensive Player of the Week: Lauren Hill (Nov. 9, 2009)

Defensive Player of the Week

Courtney Clem, Michigan State
GK – So. – Okemos, Mich. – Okemos

  • Recorded her first career shutout against Bowling Green (2-0)
  • Tallied five saves while giving up one goal over the weekend
  • This is her first career Defensive Player of the Week award
  • Last Michigan State Defensive Player of the Week: Jill Flietstra (Sept. 5, 2011)

Freshman of the Week

Cloe Lacasse, Iowa
F – Fr. – Sudbury, Ontario – MacDonald Cartier

  • Led her team to wins over Iowa State (4-1) and South Dakota (5-0)
  • Tallied seven points on three goals and one assist over the weekend
  • This is her second-straight Big Ten women’s soccer Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Cloe Lacasse (Sept. 5, 2010)

 

2011 Big Ten Players of the Week


 

 

Aug. 22
O: Vanessa DiBernardo, ILL
D: Emily Moran, IOWA
F: Taylor Uhl, MINN

Aug. 29
O: Maya Hayes, PSU
D: Jill Flietstra, MSU
F: Cara Walls, WIS

Sept. 5
O: Morgan Marlborough, NEB
O: Maya Hayes, PSU
D: Jill Flietstra, MSU
F: Cloe Lacasse, IOWA

Sept. 12
O: Olivia Stander, MSU
D: Courtney Clem, MSU
F: Cloe Lacasse, IOWA