Northwestern, Ohio State, Rutgers and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Women’s Soccer Awards
Oct. 26, 2017


Offensive Player of the Week
Sammy Edwards
F – Sr. – Dublin, Ohio – Coffman

• Scored twice in the opening seven minutes of Ohio State’s 2-1 win over Indiana on Wednesday
• Victory clinched the Buckeyes’ first outright Big Ten title and second conference championship overall (first since sharing the 2010 crown with Penn State)
• Earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition in 2015 and 2016
• Receives her fourth career Offensive Player of the Week honor and second this season
• Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Sammy Edwards (Oct. 3, 2017)

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

• Turned aside five shots in Northwestern’s 1-0 win at Michigan State on Wednesday
• Recorded her fourth consecutive shutout and ninth of the season while extending her current streak of 381 scoreless minutes that ranked fourth in school history
• Tied for fourth in NCAA history with a Big Ten-record 46 career shutouts
• Collected Academic All-Big Ten recognition in 2016
• Earns her sixth career Defensive Player of the Week award and third this season
• Last Northwestern Defensive Player of the Week: Lauren Clem (Oct. 24, 2017)

Co-Defensive Player of the Week
Caitlyn Clem, Wisconsin
GK – Sr. – Okemos, Mich. – Okemos

• Made two saves in Wisconsin’s 1-0 win over No. 11/8 Penn State, securing the Badgers’ second win over a top-15 opponent this season
• Registered her ninth shutout of the season as Wisconsin earned its first win over Penn State since 2011
• Moved into a tie for ninth in Big Ten history with 27 career shutouts
• Earns her third career Defensive Player of the Week award and third this season
• Last Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Week: Caitlyn Clem (Sept. 19, 2017)

Co-Freshman of the Week
Alaysia Lane, Rutgers
F – Plymouth, Minn. – Shattuck-St. Mary’s

• Scored the lone goal in Rutgers’ 1-0 win over visiting Michigan on Wednesday afternoon
• Posted her third goal of the season to help the Scarlet Knights secure a home quarterfinal match in the Big Ten Tournament
• Earns her first career Freshman of the Week award
• Last Rutgers Freshman of the Week: Alexa Ferreira (Sept. 12, 2017)

Co-Freshman of the Week
Cameron Murtha, Wisconsin
M – Kensington, Md. – Walter Johnson

• Had the game-winning goal in Wisconsin’s 1-0 victory over No. 11/8 Penn State Wednesday night
• Netted her fifth goal of the season as the Badgers secured their fourth win all-time over the Nittany Lions and first in six seasons
• Earns her first career Freshman of the Week award
• Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Lauren Rice (Sept. 5, 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

Oct. 26
O: Sammy Edwards, Sr., OSU
D: Lauren Clem, Sr., NU
D: Caitlyn Clem, Sr., WIS
F: Alaysia Lane, RU
F: Cameron Murtha, WIS