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

Penn State's Maya Hayes was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.

Oct. 1, 2012

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Indiana, Iowa 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 Indiana’s Sarah Stone and Iowa’s Hannah Clark share Defensive Player and 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 in Penn State victories over Ohio State (3-0) and Minnesota (4-3) last weekend
  • Tallied 12 shots for the No. 8 Nittany Lions
  • Is second on the team in scoring in five games played
  • Earns the sixth weekly award of her career and second of the season
  • Last Penn State Offensive Player of the Week: Maya Hayes (Sept. 24, 2012) 

Co-Defensive Player and Co-Freshman of the Week
Sarah Stone, Indiana
GK – Fr. – Evansville, Ind. – Memorial

  • Posted a shutout in Indiana’s win over Northwestern (1-0)
  • Made six total saves in all 90 minutes of play
  • Earns the first weekly awards of her career
  • Last Indiana Defensive Player of the Week: Stacey Van Boxmeer (Oct. 9, 2006)
  • Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Orianica Velasquez (Sept. 21, 2009)

Hannah Clark, Iowa
GK – Fr. – Fort Collins, Colo. – Rocky Mountain 

  • Did not allow a goal in 130 minutes of action for the Hawkeyes last weekend
  • Tallied 11 total saves in two games last weekend, including seven against No. 22 Michigan
  • Earns the first weekly awards of her career
  • Last Iowa Defensive Player of the Week: Morgan Showalter (Oct. 31, 2011)
  • Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Meg Goodson (Sept. 24, 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

Oct. 1         O: Maya Hayes, Jr., PSU
                   D: Sarah Stone, Fr., IND
                        Hannah Clark, Fr., IOWA
                   F: Sarah Stone, IND
                        Hannah Clark, IOWA