Big Ten Announces Women's Soccer Weekly Awards

Penn State's Danielle Toney led the Nittany Lions to a pair of shutouts over conference opponents last week.

Penn State's Danielle Toney led the Nittany Lions to a pair of shutouts over conference opponents last week.

Oct. 12, 2009

Offensive Player of the Week:
Danielle Toney, Penn State
F - Jr. - Northville, Mich. – Northville

Danielle Toney notched an impressive six points this weekend, leading Penn State to a pair of sweeps over Northwestern (2-0) and Iowa (4-0). In extending the Nittany Lions 13-game winning streak over the Wildcats, Toney scored the fastest goal of 2009 for PSU, recording her tally just 2:17 into the game. She later added an assist to the insurance goal to secure the 2-0 win. On Sunday against the Hawkeyes, Toney proved the offensive catalyst for the Nittany Lions, contributing to all four goals. The junior forward capped her second-consecutive three-point day after recording an assist and one goal on four shots – improving her overall scoring tally to seven on the season – in the Nittany Lion win. Penn State is now 18-2-1 when Toney records a goal all-time during her three years in Happy Valley.

Last Penn State Offensive Player of the Week: Katie Schoepfer (Oct. 21, 2008)


Defensive Player of the Week:
Jennie Clark, Minnesota
D - Jr. - Norwalk, Iowa - Norwalk HS

Jennie Clark led the Gopher defense to their eighth shutout of the season in Sunday’s 1-0 upset over No. 9 Purdue. With the win, Minnesota becomes the first midwestern team to shutout the Boilermakers and return from West Lafayette, Ind., victorious, in 2009. In ninety minutes of action, Clark led the defense in holding Purdue to just four shots in the second half, and no corner kicks to preserve the win. The eight shutouts by Clark and the defense are already the sixth-best in program history and trail only the record 17 posted last season as the best of the decade.

Last Minnesota Defensive Player of the Week: Krystle Kallman (Oct. 13, 2008)


Freshman of the Week:

Haley Kopmeyer, Michigan
GK - RS FR - Troy, Mich. – Lahser
Haley Kopmeyer recorded seven saves for her third shutout of the season as the Michigan women’s soccer team battled in-state conference rival Michigan State to a 0-0 stalemate on Sunday afternoon at DeMartin Stadium. The Wolverine goalkeeper notched two key saves in the extra period to preserve the draw. This is the first weekly award for Kopmeyer, who becomes the first-ever newcomer to bring home the freshman of the week laurel to Michigan.

Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: N/A