Indiana, Nebraska, Northwestern and Rutgers Earn Weekly Women’s Soccer Awards
Oct. 17, 2017


Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Haley Hanson, Nebraska
M – Sr. – Overland Park, Kan. – Olathe East

• Had a hand in three of Nebraska’s four goals last week, helping the Cornhuskers to a 3-2 road win at Purdue and a 1-1 double-overtime draw at Indiana
• Recorded two assists in Nebraska’s win over Purdue before scoring the only goal for the Cornhuskers in their draw at Indiana
• A two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2015 and 2016
• Earns her first career Offensive Player of the Week honor
• Last Nebraska Offensive Player of the Week: Jaycie Johnson (Sept. 27, 2016)

Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Brittany LaPlant, Rutgers
F – So. – Queensbury, N.Y. – Queensbury

• Scored the lone goal in Rutgers’ 1-0 victory over Big Ten leader (and 12th-ranked) Ohio State on Sunday
• Came off the bench to score in the 83rd minute against OSU, capping a week that saw the Scarlet Knights earn a pair of shutouts over ranked opponents
• Receives her first career Offensive Player of the Week honor
• Last Rutgers Offensive Player of the Week: Colby Ciarrocca (Oct. 20, 2015)

Co-Defensive Player of the Week
Lauren Clem, Northwestern
GK – Sr. – Stevensville, Mich. – Lakeshore

• Registered two shutouts last week over ranked schools last week, helping Northwestern to 2-0 wins over No. 23 Minnesota and a Wisconsin squad that was receiving votes in the polls
• Made 12 saves last week, turning aside seven shots against Minnesota and recording five stops against Wisconsin
• Became the Big Ten’s career leader in shutouts with 44 (the previous record was 43.75 by Penn State’s Emily Oleksiuk from 1998-2001), with Clem’s total also ranking seventh in NCAA history
• Collected Academic All-Big Ten recognition in 2016
• Earns her fourth career Defensive Player of the Week award and first this season
• Last Northwestern Defensive Player of the Week: Lauren Clem (Oct. 4, 2016)

Co-Defensive Player of the Week
Casey Murphy, Rutgers
GK – Jr. – Bridgewater, N.J. – Bridgewater-Raritan

• Posted two shutouts against ranked opponents last week, leading Rutgers to a 1-0 over Big Ten leader (and No. 12) Ohio State, and a scoreless double-overtime draw with No. 13 Penn State
• Registered six saves last week, stopping two shots against PSU and four against OSU
• Moved into third place in Big Ten history with 41 career shutouts, including a nation-best 12 shutouts this season
• Garnered Academic All-Big Ten accolades in 2015
• Collects her ninth career Defensive Player of the Week award and fourth this season
• Last Rutgers Defensive Player of the Week: Casey Murphy (Sept. 19, 2017)

Freshman of the Week
Bethany Kopel, Indiana
GK – Novi, Mich. – Novi

• Made 17 saves last week to help Indiana to a 2-1 win over Iowa and a 1-1 double-overtime draw with Nebraska
• Recorded a career-high 12 saves in the win over Iowa, the most by a Big Ten goalkeeper this season
• Added five saves in the draw against Nebraska
• Earns her first career Freshman of the Week award
• Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Sarah L’Hommedieu (Oct. 11, 2016)

2017 Big Ten Players of the Week
Aug. 22
O: Marissa Sheva, Jr., PSU
D: Brooke Cilley, So., MICH
F: Sarah Stratigakis, MICH
F: Madi Kennel, NU

Aug. 29
O: Sydney Squires, Sr., MINN
D: Casey Murphy, Jr., RU
F: Mikayla Dayes, MD

Sept. 5
O: Devin Burns, So., IOWA
O: Dani Rhodes, So., WIS
D: Caitlyn Clem, Sr., WIS
F: Amirah Ali, RU
F: Lauren Rice, WIS

Sept. 12
O: Maddy Williams, Sr., PUR
D: Casey Murphy, Jr., RU
F: Alexa Ferreira, RU

Sept. 19
O: Maddy Williams, Sr., PUR
D: Casey Murphy, Jr., RU
D: Caitlyn Clem, Sr., WIS
F: Kylie Hase, PUR

Sept. 26
O: April Bockin, Jr., MINN
D: Devon Kerr, Jr., OSU
F: Sarah Stratigakis, MICH

Oct. 3
O: Sammy Edwards, Sr., OSU
O: Kylie Hase, Fr., PUR
D: Devon Kerr, Jr., OSU
D: Katie Luce, Fr., PUR
F: Kylie Hase, PUR

Oct. 10
O: Sydney Squires, Sr., MINN
O: Megan Schafer, Sr., PSU
D: Claire Graves, So., IOWA
F: Theresa Pujado, NEB
F: Izzy Rodriquez, OSU

Oct. 17
O: Haley Hanson, Sr., NEB
O: Brittany LaPlant, So., RU
D: Lauren Clem, Sr., NU
D: Casey Murphy, Jr., RU
F: Bethany Kopel, IND