Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern and Penn State Earn Weekly Women’s Soccer Awards

by | Oct 16, 2018 | RRSN News, Soccer Blogs | 0 comments

Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern and Penn State Earn Weekly Women’s Soccer Awards

Fighting Illini’s Jaelyn Cunningham, Hawkeyes’ Morgan Kemerling, Wildcats’ Mackenzie Wood and Nittany Lions’ Marissa Sheva are this week’s honorees

 

Offensive Player of the Week

Marissa Sheva, Penn State

M – Sr. – Sellersville, Pa. – Pennridge

• Scored the lone goal in Penn State’s 1-0 win over No. 21/22 Rutgers on Sunday, lifting Penn State into sole possession of first place in the Big Ten standings

• Netted her first goal of the season in the 48th minute against the Scarlet Knights

• A two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2016-17 and 2017-18), as well as a 2016-17 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar

• Earns her second career Offensive Player of the Week honor

• Last Penn State Offensive Player of the Week: Megan Schafer (Oct. 10, 2017)

 

Defensive Player of the Week

Morgan Kemerling, Iowa

D – Sr. – Aurora, Ill. – Waubonsie Valley

• Anchored the Iowa backline in a pair of Big Ten shutout victories over Michigan State and Michigan last week

• Led a Hawkeye defense that did not allow Michigan to record a shot on goal in Sunday’s win over the Wolverines

• Helped hold MSU to three shots on goal in a midweek win over the Spartans

• A two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree, earning both honors in 2016-17 and 2017-18

• Garners her first career Defensive Player of the Week honor

• Last Iowa Defensive Player of the Week: Claire Graves (Oct. 10, 2017)

 

Goalkeeper of the Week

Jaelyn Cunningham, Illinois

GK – Jr. – Reynoldsburg, Ohio – Pickerington Central

• Played every minute in goal for Illinois last week, making a combined 14 saves in victories over Purdue and Indiana

• Registered a season-high eight saves in a double-overtime win over Indiana on Sunday, recording her sixth shutout of the season

• Added six saves in a midweek victory over Purdue

• Receives her first career Goalkeeper of the Week accolade

• Last Illinois Goalkeeper of the Week: N/A (new award in 2018)

 

Freshman of the Week

Mackenzie Wood, Northwestern

GK – Granger, Ind. – Penn

• Earned a win and a tie in the NU goal last weekend, combining for 12 saves against Indiana and Purdue

• Made eight saves, her second-highest total of the season, in Sunday’s scoreless draw against Purdue to earn her conference-leading eighth shutout of the season

• Recorded four saves in the midweek matchup with Indiana, including a stop on a penalty kick in the second half with the score tied 1-1

• Collects her third career Freshman of the Week award

• Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Mackenzie Wood (Sept. 25, 2018)

 

2018 Big Ten Players of the Week

Aug. 21

O: Sadie Misiewicz, Jr., MSU

D: Kayla Sharples, Sr., NU

GK: Claire Graves, Jr., IOWA

F: Makena Silber, ILL

 

Aug. 28

O: Kayla Fischer, Fr., OSU

D: Sinclaire Miramontez, Jr., NEB

GK: Mackenzie Wood, Fr., NU

F: Mackenzie Wood, NU

F: Kayla Fischer, OSU

 

Sept. 4

O: Annelie Leitner, Sr., IND

D: Michaela Kovacs, Jr., MSU

GK: Reilley Ott, Jr., MSU

F: Emaly Vatne, OSU

 

Sept. 11

O: Brenna Lovera, Sr., NU

D: Julietta Thron, Fr., NU

GK: Rachel Egyed, Sr., MD

F: Marisa Bova, PUR

 

Sept. 18

O: Dani Rhodes, Jr., WIS

D: Claudia Day, Gr., IND

GK: Aubrei Corder, Jr., NEB

F: Kim Dubs, PSU

 

Sept. 25

O: Faith Carter, Sr., NEB

D: Izzy Rodriguez, So., OSU

GK: Devon Kerr, Sr., OSU

F: Mackenzie Wood, NU

 

Oct. 2

O: Izzy Rodriguez, So., OSU

D: Hannah Mussallem, Sr., PUR

GK: Aubrei Corder, Jr., NEB

F: Meagan McClelland, RU

 

Oct. 9

O: Amirah Ali, So., RU

D: Madison Pogarch, Sr., RU

GK: Meagan McClelland, Fr., RU

F: Loren Sefcik, MD

 

Oct. 16

O: Marissa Sheva, Sr., PSU

D: Morgan Kemerling, Sr., IOWA

GK: Jaelyn Cunningham, Jr., ILL

F: Mackenzie Wood, NU

Related Content

Four NFF Showcases Set to Help High School Seniors Find Millions in Scholarships

by | Jan 26, 2023 | Football Blogs,Headlines | 0 Comments

Four NFF Showcases Set to Help High School Seniors Find Millions in Scholarships Arizona, joins Houston, Southern California, South Florida, becoming the fourth NFF...

Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association announces 2023 Hall of Fame Class

by | Jan 24, 2023 | Baseball,Basketball,Featured,Football Blogs,Headlines | 0 Comments

2023 ISSA MEDIA RELEASE For the 27th year, the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association is pleased to announce its incoming Hall of Fame Class, set to be...

It’s Time to Show some Compassion towards our Officials

by | Jan 18, 2023 | Football Blogs,Headlines | 0 Comments

Do you remember the commercials in the 1980s titled “You make the call”? I think they were IBM advertisements. They were usually short snippets of a play in football...

The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame and the 2023 College Football Hall of Fame Class

by | Jan 18, 2023 | Football Blogs,Headlines | 0 Comments

The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced Jan. 9 the 2023 College Football Hall of Fame Class during "Championship Drive Presented by...

NFF Salutes the College Football Playoff

by | Jan 12, 2023 | Football Blogs,Headlines | 0 Comments

IRVING, Texas (Jan. 12, 2023) – The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame salutes the College Football Playoff (CFP) and its staff, led by CFP...

NFF Presents Divisional Championship Trophies at AFCA Convention

by | Jan 11, 2023 | Featured,Football Blogs | 0 Comments

NFF Presents Divisional Championship Trophies at AFCA Convention South Dakota State wins school’s first national title; Ferris State (MI) claims back-to-back DII...

Taylor’s Lamb and Hohlbein Named Academic All-Americans

by | Jan 10, 2023 | Football Blogs,RRSN News | 0 Comments

Lamb and Hohlbein Named Academic All-Americans   AUSTIN, Texas – The College Sports Communicators (CSC), previously known as College Sports Information Directors of...

University of Georgia Recognized as 2022 NFF MacArthur Bowl Recipient

by | Jan 10, 2023 | Featured,Football Blogs | 0 Comments

University of Georgia Recognized as 2022 NFF MacArthur Bowl Recipient Georgia named back-to-back recipient of the MacArthur Bowl, claiming the trophy for the third time...

Rimington Award Winners for the Nation’s Top Center for FCS, DII, DIII and NAIA Announced

by | Jan 5, 2023 | Football Blogs,Headlines | 0 Comments

Rimington Award 2022 Winners Matt Armendariz of Colorado School of Mines Repeats as NCAA DII Winner of the 2022 Rimington Award. Rimington Award Winners for the...