Northwestern, Purdue and Rutgers Earn Weekly Women’s Soccer Awards
Oct. 24, 2017


Offensive Player of the Week
Maddy Williams, Purdue
F – Sr. – Perrysburg, Ohio – Perrysburg
• Scored both of Purdue’s goals in a 2-2 draw at No. 9/10 Penn State last Friday, giving the Boilermakers their first-ever point at PSU
• Set Purdue records for career goals (36) and career multi-goal games (8)
• A two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree in 2014 and 2015
• Earns her fourth career Offensive Player of the Week honor and third this season
• Last Purdue Offensive Player of the Week: Kylie Hase (Oct. 3, 2017)

Co-Defensive Player of the Week
Lauren Clem, Northwestern
GK – Sr. – Stevensville, Mich. – Lakeshore
• Made three saves in Northwestern’s 1-0 shutout of visiting Nebraska last Saturday
• Posted her third consecutive shutout and eighth of the season
• Moved into the top five in NCAA history with a Big Ten-record 45 career shutouts
• Collected Academic All-Big Ten recognition in 2016
• Earns her fifth career Defensive Player of the Week award and second this season
• Last Northwestern Defensive Player of the Week: Lauren Clem (Oct. 17, 2017)

Co-Defensive Player of the Week
Casey Murphy, Rutgers
GK – Jr. – Bridgewater, N.J. – Bridgewater-Raritan
• Registered three saves to help No. 25/21 Rutgers to a 1-0 overtime win at Indiana last Saturday
• Earned her third consecutive shutout and NCAA-best 13th shutout of the season
• Ranks third in Big Ten history with 42 career shutouts
• Garnered Academic All-Big Ten accolades in 2015
• Collects her 10th career Defensive Player of the Week award and fifth this season
• Last Rutgers Defensive Player of the Week: Casey Murphy (Oct. 17, 2017)

Freshman of the Week
Kayleigh Stahlschmidt, Northwestern
F – St. Charles, Mo. – Visitation Academy
• Came off the bench to score the Wildcats’ lone goal in a 1-0 home win over Nebraska last Saturday
• Scored her first career goal and tallied her first points since an assist at Illinois State on Aug. 20
• Earns her first career Freshman of the Week award
• Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Madi Kennel (Aug. 22, 2017)

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

Oct. 24
O: Maddy Williams, Sr., PUR
D: Lauren Clem, Sr., NU
D: Casey Murphy, Jr., RU
F: Kayleigh Stahlschmidt, NU