Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska and Purdue Earn Weekly Women's Soccer Awards

Haley Kopmeyer is the Big Ten women's soccer Defensive Player of the Week.

Haley Kopmeyer is the Big Ten women's soccer Defensive Player of the Week.

Sept. 19, 2011

PARK RIDGE, Ill. – Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska and Purdue have earned Big Ten women’s soccer weekly awards, the conference announced on Monday. The Spartans’ Laura Heyboer and the Huskers’ Morgan Marlborough take home Co-Offensive Player of the Week accolades, while Wolverine goalkeeper Haley Kopmeyer earns Defensive Player of the Week honors. Boilermaker forward Alex Hairston receives the nod for Freshman of the Week.

Co-Offensive Players of the Week

Laura Heyboer, Michigan State
F – Sr. – Hudsonville, Mich. – Unity Christian

  • Led her team to wins over Detroit (4-3,OT) and Purdue (2-1)
  • Scored five goals on six shots en route to a 10-point performance over the weekend
  • Recorded a hat trick in win over Detroit, her third goal coming in overtime
  • Earns her first weekly award of the season and the fourth of her career
  • Last Michigan State Offensive Player of the Week: Olivia Stander (Sept. 12, 2011)

Morgan Marlborough, Nebraska
F – Jr. – Lee’s Summit, Mo. – Lee’s Summit North

  • Recorded her second hat trick of the season in 3-1 win over Northwestern
  • Became the fourth Husker in school history to score 50 or more career goals
  • Earns her second weekly award of the season
  • Last Nebraska Offensive Player of the Week: Morgan Marlborough (Sept. 5, 2011)

Defensive Player of the Week

Haley Kopmeyer, Michigan
GK – Jr. – Troy, Mich. – Lahser

  • Recorded her fourth shutout of the season and tallied seven saves in 1-0 win over Indiana
  • Holds a 0.76 goals-against average and a save percentage of .833 on the season
  • Earns her first weekly award of the season and the third of her career
  • Last Michigan Defensive Player of the Week: Madison Gates (Sept. 3, 2007)

 

 

Freshman of the Week

Alex Hairston, Purdue
F – Fr. – Portland, Ore. – U.S. Grant

  • Tallied five points on two goals and an assist over the weekend
  • Recorded one goal and an assist in 4-0 win over Indiana State
  • Earns the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Jessica Warren (Nov. 9, 2009)

 

2011 Big Ten Players of the Week

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

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

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

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

Sept. 19
O: Laura Heyboer, Sr., MSU
O: Morgan Marlborough, Jr., NEB
D: Haley Kopmeyer, Jr., MICH
F: Alex Hairston, PUR