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Fighting Illini’s Eileen Murphy, Hawkeyes’ Hannah Drkulec, Spartans’ Gia Wahlberg and Boilermakers’ Marissa Bova are the first weekly honorees of the 2019 season

Offensive Player of the Week

Gia Wahlberg, Michigan State

F – So. – South Elgin, Ill. – St. Charles North

Tied a Big Ten record with four goals (on five shots), all in the first half of Michigan State’s 5-1 win over Marshall on Sunday

The four goals were the first of her career, the first time a Spartan scored four times in the first half of an MSU home game, and the first four-goal outing by a Spartan since Aug. 25, 2006 (Lauren Hill against Western Michigan)

Earns her first career Offensive Player of the Week honor

Last Michigan State Offensive Player of the Week: Sadie Misiewicz (Aug. 21, 2018)

Defensive Player of the Week

Hannah Drkulec, Iowa

D – Sr. – Windsor, Ontario – St. Anne

Anchored an Iowa defense that allowed just four shots in wins over Western Michigan and Northern Iowa last weekend

Scored her second career goal on Sunday against UNI and set up the game-winning score in the Aug. 22 season opener against WMU

A two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection (2017 and 2018), as well as a 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America First Team honoree

Garners her first career Defensive Player of the Week honor

Last Iowa Defensive Player of the Week: Morgan Kemmerling (Oct. 16, 2018)

Goalkeeper of the Week

Marisa Bova, Purdue

GK – So. – Hartland, Wis. – Arrowhead Union

Recorded a pair of shutouts to open the 2019 season, blanking Georgia and Toledo

Tallied four saves on the weekend, two in each of the Boilermakers’ victories

Receives her first career Goalkeeper of the Week accolade

Last Purdue Goalkeeper of the Week: N/A (award first presented in 2018)

Freshman of the Week

Eileen Murphy, Illinois

F – Fr. – La Grange Park, Ill. – Lyons Township

Scored the game-winning goal (the first of her career) in Illinois’ 3-2 win over visiting Dayton on Sunday

Earned starting assignments in the Fighting Illini’s games against Loyola-Chicago and UD last weekend

Receives her first career Freshman of the Week accolade

Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Makena Silber (Aug. 21, 2018)