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

Illinois' Vanessa DiBernardo was named Co-Offensive Player of the Week.

Illinois' Vanessa DiBernardo was named Co-Offensive Player of the Week.

Oct. 8, 2012

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State have earned Big Ten women's soccer weekly awards, the conference office announced on Monday. Illini forward Vanessa DiBernardo and Husker forward Mayme Conroy take home Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors, while Wolverine goalkeeper Haley Kopmeyer earns Defensive Player of the Week recognition. Hawkeye goalkeeper Hannah Clark and Nittany Lion forward Mallory Weber share Freshman of the Week laurels. 

Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Vanessa DiBernardo, Illinois
M - Jr. - Naperville, Ill. - Waubonsie Valley 

  • Netted her second career hat trick in Illinois' victory over Michigan State (3-2)
  • Moved into third place on the Illini's career scoring list with 31 goals
  • Earns her fifth Offensive Player of the Week honor and the eighth weekly award of her career
  • Last Illinois Offensive Player of the Week: Vanessa DiBernardo (Oct. 3, 2011)

Mayme Conroy, Nebraska
F - So. - Omaha, Neb. - Skutt Catholic 

  • Notched her first career hat trick in Nebraska's win at Wisconsin (3-2)
  • Tallied six shots in the Huskers' lone game last weekend
  • Earns the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Nebraska Offensive Player of the Week: Morgan Marlborough (Sept. 19, 2011)

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

  • Posted her eighth individual shutout of the season in Michigan's victory over Northwestern
  • Played all 90 minutes for the No. 23 Wolverines
  • Earns her fourth Defensive Player of the Week honor and the sixth weekly award of her career
  • Last Michigan Defensive Player of the Week: Haley Kopmeyer (Sept. 24, 2012)

 

 

Co-Freshman Player of the Week
Hannah Clark, Iowa
GK - Fort Collins, Colo. - Rocky Mountain 

  • Did not allow a goal in Iowa's double-overtime match against Minnesota
  • Notched seven saves in 65 minutes of action
  • Earns the third weekly award of her career and her second Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Hannah Clark (Oct. 1, 2012)

Mallory Weber, Penn State
F/M - Novi, Mich. - Northville 

  • Scored two goals, including the game-winner, in Penn State's victory over Indiana (5-2)
  • Tallied four shots for the No. 4 Nittany Lions
  • Earns the third weekly award of her career
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Mallory Weber (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

Oct. 8         O: Vanessa DiBernardo, Jr., ILL
                      Mayme Conroy, So., NEB
                    D: Haley Kopmeyer, Sr., MICH
                    F: Hannah Clark, IOWA
                         Mallory Weber, PSU

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