Purdue, Rutgers and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Women’s Soccer Awards
Sept. 19, 2017


Offensive Player of the Week
Maddy Williams, Purdue
F – Sr. – Perrysburg, Ohio – Perrysburg

• Registered two goals and three assists last week as Purdue swept Big Ten road matches at Michigan and Michigan State
• Had a hand in five of Purdue’s goals in its 6-2 win at MSU, scoring twice and tying the school record with three assists and seven points
• Helped the Boilermakers open Big Ten play with a 2-0 record for the first time since 2008
• A two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree in 2014 and 2015
• Receives her third career Offensive Player of the Week honor and second of the season
• Last Purdue Offensive Player of the Week: Maddy Williams (Sept. 12, 2017)

Co-Defensive Player of the Week
Casey Murphy, Rutgers
GK – Jr. – Bridgewater, N.J. – Bridgewater-Raritan

• Made four saves in Rutgers’ 2-0 win over visiting Maryland on Sunday in the Big Ten opener for both schools
• Posted her eighth shutout in as many matches this season, ranking second in the nation in that category
• Leads a Rutgers squad that remains the only school in the country that has not allowed a goal this year
• Garnered Academic All-Big Ten accolades in 2015
• Collects her eighth career Defensive Player of the Week award and third this season
• Last Rutgers Defensive Player of the Week: Casey Murphy (Sept. 12, 2017)

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

• Recorded four saves to help Wisconsin earn a 1-0 overtime win over defending Big Ten Champion Minnesota last Saturday
• Credited with her fifth shutout of the season
• Earns her second career Defensive Player of the Week award and second this season
• Last Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Week: Caitlyn Clem (Sept. 5, 2017)

Freshman of the Week
Kylie Hase, Purdue
M – Orland Park, Ill. – Carl Sandburg

• Scored the game-winning goal in the 83rd minute of Purdue’s 1-0 win at Michigan last Thursday before leading the Boilermakers’ offense to a 6-2 win at Michigan State on Sunday
• Helped the Boilermakers to their first-ever win at Michigan and its first 1-0 road victory since Sept. 2013 at Ohio State
• Receives her first Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Erika Arkans (Sept. 3, 2014)

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

Sept. 12
O: Maddy Williams, Sr., PUR
D: Casey Murphy, Jr., RU
F: Alexa Ferreira, RU

Sept. 19
O: Maddy Williams, Sr., PUR
D: Casey Murphy, Jr., RU
D: Caitlyn Clem, Sr., WIS
F: Kylie Hase, PUR