Sept. 22, 2008
Week 1 Women's Soccer Release in PDF Format
Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
Lisa Collison, Ohio State
Sr., F, Niagara Falls, Ontario / Saint Michaels
Collison led the Ohio State offensive attack this weekend as the Buckeyes notched their first and second wins of the season. Against Louisville, the senior punched in the game-winning goal just nine minutes into the first overtime. She also assisted on the game-tying goal in the 82nd minute as OSU won, 2-1 (OT). Against Evansville, Collison scored the team’s second goal in a 3-1 triumph. The Buckeye forward has a career total of 31 scores and 72 points, good for third and fourth place, respectively, in school history.
Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Lara Dickenmann (10/9/06)
Women’s Soccer Defensive Co-Players of the Week
Alexandria Kapicka, Illinois
Jr., GK, Arlington Heights, Ill. / Illinois Math and Science Academy
Over the weekend, Kapicka piloted an Illini defense that remains stingy on their home field as they posted two shutout wins against a pair of previously undefeated teams. Illinois has shutout 10 of its past 11 opponents when playing in Champaign. Kapicka tallied a career-high six saves in the 3-0 victory over Washington and stopped a goal in the 2-0 triumph against Colorado College over the weekend. The junior goalkeeper takes home her first career weekly award.
Last Illinois Defensive Player of the Week: Jamie Alvis (8/25/08)
Kelsey Hood, Minnesota
Sr., MF, Ankeny, Iowa / Ankeny
Hood was named the Minnesota Gold Classic Defensive MVP as she spearheaded a Gopher squad that extended their season-long winning streak to 10 games, winning the tournament title. Hood and the Minnesota defense shutdown both No. 28 Brown and No. 30 Boston, claiming both games with scores of 2-0 and 1-0, respectively. The senior midfielder garners first career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor.
Last Minnesota Defensive Player of the Week: Jennie Clark: (9/8/08)