Iowa, Michigan and Penn State Garner Weekly Women's Soccer Accolades

Michigan's Haley Kopmeyer was named Defensive Player of the Week.

Sept. 24, 2012

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Iowa, Michigan and Penn State have earned Big Ten women’s soccer weekly awards, the conference office announced on Monday. Nittany Lion forward Maya Hayes takes home Offensive Player of the Week honors, while Wolverine defender Haley Kopmeyer earns the Defensive Player of the Week award. Iowa’s Meg Goodson and Penn State’s Mallory Weber share Freshman of the Week laurels.

Offensive Player of the Week
Maya Hayes, Penn State
F – Jr. – West Orange, N.J. – Newark Academy 

  • Netted three goals and an assist in two Penn State victories last weekend at Northwestern (4-1) and at Illinois (4-0)
  • Tallied 10 shots and eight points for the No. 11 Nittany Lions
  • Earns the fifth weekly award of her career
  • Last Penn State Offensive Player of the Week: Christine Nairn (Aug. 27, 2012)

Defensive Player of the Week
Haley Kopmeyer, Michigan
GK – Sr. – Troy, Mich. – Lahser 

  • Posted two shutouts at Minnesota (1-0) and at No. 14 Wisconsin (3-0)
  • Notched seven saves in all 180 minutes of action last weekend
  • Earns the third Defensive Player of the Week honor and fifth weekly award of her career
  • Last Michigan Defensive Player of the Week: Shelina Zadorsky (Sept. 17, 2012)

Co-Freshman of the Week
Meg Goodson, Iowa
GK – Van Meter, Iowa – Waukee 

  • Did not allow a goal in 90 minutes of action for the Hawkeyes last weekend
  • Tallied five saves in Iowa’s wins over Indiana (1-0) and Purdue (3-2)
  • Earns the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Cloe Lacasse (Sept. 12, 2011)



Mallory Weber, Penn State
F – Novi, Mich. – Northville 

  • Scored a goal and notched an assist in Nittany Lion victories over Northwestern and Illinois
  • Tallied two shots and three points over two games last weekend
  • Earns the second weekly award of her career
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Raquel Rodriguez (Sept. 17, 2012)

2012 Big Ten Players of the Week

Aug. 20       O: Lisa Nouanesengsy, Jr., IND
                   D: Holly Hein, Sr., MICH
                   F: Mallory Weber, PSU

 Aug. 27       O: Christine Nairn, Sr., PSU
                    D: Kendyl Reed, Sr., OSU
                    F: Michela Paradiso, OSU

Sept. 3       O: Taylor Uhl, So., MINN
                   D: Annie Steinlage, Jr., MSU
                   F: Kim Love, PUR

Sept. 10      O: Tiffany Cameron, Sr., OSU
                   D: Rachel Middleman, Jr., OSU
                   F: Corinne Harris, MICH
                       Rachel Bergman, NU

Sept. 17      O: Nkem Ezurike, Jr., MICH
                   D: Shelina Zadorsky, Jr., MICH
                   F: Raquel Rodriguez, PSU

Sept. 24      O: Maya Hayes, Jr., PSU
                    D: Haley Kopmeyer, Sr., MICH
                    F: Meg Goodson, IOWA
                        Mallory Weber, PSU