Purdue, Minnesota Earn Women's Soccer Weekly Plaudits

Tarah Hobbs

Oct. 7, 2013

Offensive Player & Co-Freshman of the Week
Maddy Williams, Purdue
F – Fr. – Perrysburg, Ohio – Perrysburg  

  • Scored both game-winning goals in Purdue’s 1-0 wins over visiting Illinois (Oct. 4) and Northwestern (Oct. 6)
  • Became the first Purdue player since 2001 to score the game-winner in consecutive Big Ten games
  • Scored her team-best ninth goal of the season against Northwestern, which is one goal shy of Purdue’s freshman record
  • Has recorded a point in each of her last eight games
  • Earned her first Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Purdue Offensive Player of the Week: Sylvia Forbes (Aug. 31, 2009)
  • Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Kim Love (Sept. 3, 2012)


Defensive Player & Co-Freshman of the Week
Tarah Hobbs, Minnesota
GK – Fr. – Hugo, Minn. – White Bear Lake HS 

  • Made seven saves in Minnesota’s 0-0 double-overtime draw against Ohio State (Oct. 4) and collected seven saves in the Gophers’ 1-0 shutout of No. 7 Penn State (Oct. 6)
  • Recorded her second-consecutive Big Ten shutout
  • Has made at least five saves in each of the last four games and leads the Big Ten in saves per game
  • Earned her first Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Defensive Player of the Week: Cat Parkhill (Oct. 15, 2012)
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Taylor Uhl (Oct. 31, 2011)


2013 Big Ten Players of the Week
Aug. 26
O/F: Jaycie Johnson, Fr., NEB
D: Shannon Flower, Sr., IND

Sept. 3
O: Janelle Flaws, Jr., ILL
D: Hannah Clark, So., IOWA
F: Madisson Lewis, MICH



Sept. 9
O: Jessie Bujouves, So., IND
D: Taylor Bucklin, Fr., MICH
F: Nichelle Prince, OSU

Sept. 16
O: Maya Hayes, Sr., PSU
D: Jenna Hascher, Fr., NU
F: Jenna Hascher, NU
F: Rose Lavelle, WIS

Sept. 23
O: Whitney Church, Jr., PSU
D: Shannon Flower, Sr., IND
F: Jaycie Johnson, Fr., NEB

Sept. 30
O: Raquel Rodriguez, So., PSU
D: Genevieve Richard, Jr., WIS
F: Kylie Schwarz, Fr., WIS

Oct. 7
O/F: Maddy Williams, Fr., PUR
D/F: Tarah Hobbs, Fr., MINN