Illinois, Northwestern, Ohio State and Penn State Earn Weekly Women's Soccer Accolades

Penn State's Erin McNulty was named Co-Defensive Player of the Week with Northwestern's Anna Cassell

Penn State's Erin McNulty was named Co-Defensive Player of the Week with Northwestern's Anna Cassell

Oct. 29, 2012

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Illinois, Northwestern, Ohio State and Penn State have earned Big Ten women’s soccer weekly awards, the conference office announced on Monday. Fighting Illini midfielder Vanessa DiBernardo and Buckeye forward Tiffany Cameron shared Offensive Player of the Week honors, while Wildcat goalkeeper Anna Cassell and Nittany Lion goalkeeper Erin McNulty split Defensive Player of the Week recognition. Nittany Lion forward/midfielder Mallory Weber took home Freshman of the Week laurels for the fourth time this season. 

Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Vanessa DiBernardo, ILL
M – Jr. – Naperville, Ill. – Waubonsie Valley 

  • Netted two goals and tallied an assist as Illinois rallied from a 2-0 second half deficit to defeat No. 24 Michigan (3-2)
  • Had a hand in every Illini goal, tallying five points on five shot attempts
  • Posted the game-winning goal in the overtime period
  • Earns her sixth Offensive Player of the Week honor and the ninth weekly award of her career
  • Last Illinois Offensive Player of the Week: Vanessa DiBernardo (Oct. 8, 2012)

Tiffany Cameron, Ohio State
F – Sr. – Mississauga, Ontario – St. Joseph’s 

  • Tallied six points on two goals and two assists in No. 25 Ohio State’s victory over Indiana (5-0)
  • Moved into first place on the Buckeyes’ career goals scored and single-season points lists
  • Earns the third weekly award of her career
  • Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Tiffany Cameron (Oct. 22, 2012)

Co-Defensive Player of the Week
Anna Cassell, Northwestern
GK – So. – Salt Lake City, Utah – Skyline  

  • Tallied six saves in Northwestern’s defeat of Michigan State (1-0) last weekend
  • Picked up her second shutout of the season, playing in all 90 minutes of action
  • Earns the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Northwestern Defensive Player of the Week: Jackie Alyinovich (Oct. 22, 2012)

 

 

Erin McNulty, Penn State
GK – Gr. – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Glenlawn   

  • Notched a season-high seven saves in No. 4 Penn State’s victory over Purdue (2-0) last weekend
  • Recorded her third individual shutout of the season
  • Earns the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Bri Hovington (Nov. 8, 2010)

Freshman Player of the Week
Mallory Weber, Penn State
F/M – Novi, Mich. – Northville  

  • Scored a goal in No. 4 Penn State’s victory over Purdue (2-0)
  • Converted on her only shot attempt against the Boilermakers
  • Earns the fourth weekly award of her career
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Mallory Peterson (Oct. 22, 2012)

2012 Big Ten Players of the Week

Aug. 20       O: Lisa Nouanesengsy, Jr., IND
                    D: Holly Hein, Sr., MICH
                    F: Mallory Weber, PSU

Aug. 27       O: Christine Nairn, Sr., PSU
                    D: Kendyl Reed, Sr., OSU
                    F: Michela Paradiso, OSU

Sept. 3       O: Taylor Uhl, So., MINN
                    D: Annie Steinlage, Jr., MSU
                    F: Kim Love, PUR

Sept. 10      O: Tiffany Cameron, Sr., OSU
                    D: Rachel Middleman, Jr., OSU
                    F: Corinne Harris, MICH
                         Rachel Bergman, NU

Sept. 17      O: Nkem Ezurike, Jr., MICH
                    D: Shelina Zadorsky, Jr., MICH
                    F: Raquel Rodriguez, PSU

Sept. 24      O: Maya Hayes, Jr., PSU
                    D: Haley Kopmeyer, Sr., MICH
                    F: Meg Goodson, IOWA
                         Mallory Weber, PSU

Oct. 1         O: Maya Hayes, Jr., PSU
                    D: Sarah Stone, Fr., IND
                         Hannah Clark, Fr., IOWA
                    F: Sarah Stone, IND
                         Hannah Clark, IOWA

Oct. 8         O: Vanessa DiBernardo, Jr., ILL
                       Mayme Conroy, So., NEB
                    D: Haley Kopmeyer, Sr., MICH
                    F: Hannah Clark, IOWA
                         Mallory Weber, PSU

Oct. 15       O: Taylor Uhl, So., MINN
                       Lauren Granberg, Sr., OSU
                    D: Cat Parkhill, Sr., MINN
                    F: Sarah Stone, IND

Oct. 22       O: Tiffany Cameron, Sr., OSU
                    D: Jackie Alyinovich, So., NU
                    F: Mallory Peterson, PSU

Oct. 29       O: Vanessa DiBernardo, Jr., ILL
                        Tiffany Cameron, Sr., OSU
                    D: Anna Cassell, So., NU
                        Erin McNulty, Gr., PSU
                    F: Mallory Weber, PSU

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