Minnesota, Nebraska Earn Women's Soccer Weekly Plaudits

Tarah Hobbs

Tarah Hobbs

Oct. 28, 2013

Offensive Player of the Week
Katie Thyken, Minnesota
M – Jr. – Eden Prairie, Minn. – Eden Prairie High School 

  • Scored both goals in Minnesota’s 2-1 defeat of Purdue (Oct. 27), and collected one assist in the Golden Gophers’ 1-0 win over Wisconsin (Oct. 24)
  • Leads Minnesota with a career-high tying seven goals this season
  • Earned her first-career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Offensive Player of the Week: Taylor Uhl (Oct. 15, 2012)

Defensive Player of the Week
Tarah Hobbs, Minnesota
GK – Fr. – Hugo, Minn. – White Bear Lake  

  • Made 10 saves in Minnesota’s 1-0 shutout of Wisconsin (Oct. 24), and made 12 saves in the Golden Gophers’ 2-1 win over Purdue (Oct. 27)
  • Leads the Big Ten in saves this season with 108
  • Currently ranks in the top-five of Minnesota’s single season saves list
  • Earned her second-career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor and third weekly honor
  • Last Minnesota Defensive Player of the Week: Tarah Hobbs (Oct. 7, 2013)

Freshman of the Week
Jaycie Johnson, Nebraska
F – Fr. – Lake Winnebago, Mo. – Lee’s Summit West 

  • Scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, in No. 21 Nebraska’s 3-2 double-overtime win over No. 16 Penn State in Lincoln, Neb., on Oct. 27
  • Collected her fourth game-winning goal this season and second multi-goal game of the year
  • Helped Nebraska win its fifth-consecutive conference match and remain alone atop the Big Ten standings
  • Earned her third-career Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor and fourth weekly honor
  • Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Jaycie Johnson (Sept. 23, 2013)

 

 

2013 Big Ten Players of the Week
Aug. 26
O/F: Jaycie Johnson, Fr., NEB
D: Shannon Flower, Sr., IND

Sept. 3
O: Janelle Flaws, Jr., ILL
D: Hannah Clark, So., IOWA
F: Madisson Lewis, MICH

Sept. 9
O: Jessie Bujouves, So., IND
D: Taylor Bucklin, Fr., MICH
F: Nichelle Prince, OSU

Sept. 16
O: Maya Hayes, Sr., PSU
D: Jenna Hascher, Fr., NU
F: Jenna Hascher, NU
F: Rose Lavelle, WIS

Sept. 23
O: Whitney Church, Jr., PSU
D: Shannon Flower, Sr., IND
F: Jaycie Johnson, NEB

Sept. 30
O: Raquel Rodriguez, So., PSU
D: Genevieve Richard, Jr., WIS
F: Kylie Schwarz, WIS

Oct. 7
O/F: Maddy Williams, Fr., PUR
D/F: Tarah Hobbs, Fr., MINN

Oct. 14
O: Jordan Jackson, Sr., NEB
D/F: Taylor Bucklin, Fr., MICH
F: Nichelle Prince, Fr., OSU

Oct. 21
O: Nkem Ezurike, Sr., MICH and
O: Maya Hayes, Sr., PSU
D: Emma Stevens, Sr., NEB
F: Nichelle Prince, Fr., OSU

Oct. 28
O: Katie Thyken, Jr., MINN
D: Tarah Hobbs, Fr., MINN
F: Jaycie Johnson, Fr., NEB