Illinois, Minnesota, Penn State and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Women's Soccer Awards

Steph Panozzo earns her second consecutive weekly award.

Oct. 24, 2011

Offensive Player of the Week

Maya Hayes, Penn State
F – So. – West Orange, N.J – Newark Academy

  • Notched eight points on four goals over the weekend in Penn State’s wins over Michigan State (3-1) and Michigan (4-0), clinching the Nittany Lions’ 14th straight Big Ten Championship
  • Leads the NCAA is goals (25) and points (57) this season
  • Scored twice against Michigan State, Michigan and has scored two goals in four of her last five games
  • Earns her fourth weekly award of the season and of her career
  • Last Penn State Offensive Player of the Week: Taylor Schram (Oct. 17, 2011)

Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Steph Panozzo, Illinois
GK – Jr. – Maple Ridge, B.C. – Maple Ridge

  • Tallied seven saves over the weekend in Illinois’ wins over Northwestern (3-0) and Nebraska (3-1)
  • Had gone 547 minutes without allowing a goal until Nebraska’s score on Sunday
  • Currently tied for first in shutouts (4), second in goals-against average (0.67) and fifth in save percentage (.794) in Big Ten play
  • Earns her second weekly award of the season and of her career
  • Last Illinois Defensive Player of the Week: Steph Panozzo (Oct. 17, 2011)

Michele Dalton, Wisconsin
GK – Sr. – Mount Prospect, Ill. – John Hersey

  • Recorded nine saves, including one shutout, in Wisconsin’s wins over Purdue and Indiana
  • Secured her sixth shutout of the season with four saves in a 2-0 win over the Hoosiers
  • Posted five saves against the Boilermakers in a 5-1 win
  • Earns her second weekly award of the season and the sixth of her career
  • Last Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Week: Michele Dalton (Oct. 10, 2011)

 

 

Freshman of the Week

Taylor Uhl, Minnesota
F – Eden Prairie, Minn. – Eden Prairie

  • Tallied four points on one goal and two assists over the weekend
  • Assisted on two goals against Indiana before scoring Minnesota’s lone goal against Purdue
  • Her four-point weekend moved her into sixth all-time in Golden Gopher history for points by a freshman with 23
  • Earns the second weekly award of her career
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Becca Roberts (Oct. 10, 2011)

 

2011 Big Ten Players of the Week

Aug. 22
O: Vanessa DiBernardo, So., ILL
D: Emily Moran, Sr., IOWA
F: Taylor Uhl, MINN

Aug. 29
O: Maya Hayes, So., PSU
D: Jill Flietstra, Sr., MSU
F: Cara Walls, WIS

Sept. 5
O: Morgan Marlborough, Jr., NEB
O: Maya Hayes, So., PSU
D: Jill Flietstra, Sr., MSU
F: Cloe Lacasse, IOWA

Sept. 12
O: Olivia Stander, Jr., MSU
D: Courtney Clem, So., MSU
F: Cloe Lacasse, IOWA

Sept. 19
O: Laura Heyboer, Sr., MSU
O: Morgan Marlborough, Jr., NEB
D: Haley Kopmeyer, Jr., MICH
F: Alex Hairston, PUR

Sept. 26
O: Ali Schaefer, Sr., PSU
D: Katie Baumgardner, Sr., OSU
F: Cara Walls, WIS

Oct. 3
O: Vanessa DiBernardo, So., ILL
O: Nkem Ezurike, So., MICH
D: Haley Kopmeyer, Jr., MICH
F: Kori Chapic, PSU

Oct. 10
O: Maya Hayes, So., PSU
D: Jenna Carosia, Sr., ILL
D: Michele Dalton, Sr., WIS
F: Becca Roberts, MINN
F: Cara Walls, WIS

Oct. 17
O: Taylor Schram, So., PSU
D: Steph Panozzo, Jr., ILL
F: Emily Hurd, PSU
F: Chinyelu Asher, PUR 

Oct. 24
O: Maya Hayes, So., PSU
D: Steph Panozzo, Jr., ILL
D: Michele Dalton, Sr., WIS
F: Taylor Uhl, MINN