Oct. 3, 2005
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Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Tiffany Weimer, Penn State
SR, F, North Haven, Conn./North Haven
Weimer was named Co-Offensive Player of the Week after she scored three goals in two games last weekend. The forward extended her goal-scoring streak to 12 games while tallying her sixth game winner of the season in a 2-1 win against Northwestern and recording a .750 shooting percentage. She currently leads the Big Ten for overall statistics in six different categories, which included 18 goals for 38 points and 1.50 goals per game average. The Nittany Lions sit undefeated at 12-0 overall and 4-0 in league play. This is Weimer's third Player of the Week honor this season.
Jessica Okoroafo, Purdue
FR, F, Sylvania, Ohio/Sylvania Northview
Okoroafo was named shares Offensive Player of the Week honors after scoring three goals in Purdue's sweep of Big Ten rivals Michigan State and No. 22 Michigan. The freshman notched two goals in the 5-1 win against Michigan State before recording her fifth game-winning goal of the season against the Wolverines Sunday as Purdue claimed the 1-0 victory. She has scored a total of seven goals so far this season which ranks second highest in team history.
Defensive Player of the Week
Molly Schneider, Minnesota
SR, GK, Rochester, Minn./Century HS/UW-Milwaukee
Schneider earned the Defensive Player of the Week award after recording back-to-back shutouts as Minnesota recorded its first Big Ten road weekend sweep since 2000. The senior notched 14 saves in 198 minutes of play last weekend while lowering her goals-against-average to 0.94. She claimed her fifth shutout this season against Northwestern as she stopped all nine shots she faced. This is Schneider's first Player of the Week honor this year.