Iowa, Rutgers and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Women’s Soccer Awards

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Iowa, Rutgers and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Women’s Soccer Awards

Iowa’s Devin Burns, Rutgers’ Amirah Ali and Wisconsin’s Caitlyn Clem, Dani Rhodes and
Lauren Rice are this week’s honorees

 

Co-Offensive Player of the Week

Devin Burns, Iowa

F – So. – Green Oaks, Ill. – Loyola Academy

• Factored into six of Iowa’s 10 goals last week, scoring five times and adding one assist in the Hawkeyes’ two victories

• Scored a hat trick in the opening 11 minutes and recorded a second-half assist in Iowa’s 8-1 victory over Southern Utah last Friday

• Added two goals on three shots in Sunday’s 2-0 neutral-site win over UC Santa Barbara

• Earns her first career Offensive Player of the Week award

• Last Iowa Offensive Player of the Week: Karly Stuenkel (Sept. 6, 2016)

Co-Offensive Player of the Week

Dani Rhodes, Wisconsin

F – So. – Waukesha, Wis. – Waukesha West

• Had two goals and one assist last weekend in leading Wisconsin to road victories at No. 3/4 Virginia and William & Mary

• Scored in the 68th minute of the Badgers’ 1-0 win at Virginia, marking the highest-ranked opponent Wisconsin has ever defeated

• Registered what proved to be the game-winning goal in the Badgers’ 3-1 victory at William & Mary on Sunday after recording an assist on Lauren Rice’s opening goal

• Earns her first career Offensive Player of the Week honor

• Last Wisconsin Offensive Player of the Week: Rose Lavelle (Oct. 27, 2016)

Defensive Player of the Week

Caitlyn Clem, Wisconsin

GK – Sr. – Okemos, Mich. – Okemos

• Collected two wins in the Wisconsin goal last week, including one shutout, and made nine saves as the Badgers posted road wins at No. 3/4 Virginia and William & Mary

• Stopped three shots to secure Wisconsin’s 1-0 win at Virginia

• Had a season-high six saves in the Badgers’ 3-1 victory at William & Mary on Sunday

• Earns her first career Defensive Player of the Week accolade

• Last Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Week: Brianna Stelzer (Oct. 6, 2015)

Co-Freshman of the Week

Amirah Ali, Rutgers

F – Voorhees, N.J. – Eastern Regional

• Scored two goals last week to help No. 16/17 Rutgers remain undefeated this season with shutout wins over Mount St. Mary’s and Drexel

• Both of her goals came less than three minutes apart early in the first half of the Scarlet Knights’ 7-0 victory over Mount St. Mary’s last Thursday in what was Rutgers’ highest-scoring game since 1998

• Earns her first career Freshman of the Week citation

• Last Rutgers Freshman of the Week: Nicole Whitley (Sept. 20, 2016)

Co-Freshman of the Week

Lauren Rice, Wisconsin

F – Noblesville, Ind. – Guerin Catholic

• Scored the first two goals of her career last weekend to help Wisconsin pick up road victories at No. 3/4 Virginia and William & Mary

• Registered her first goal in the ninth minute at William & Mary, then added an insurance goal on a free kick in the 55th minute of the Badgers’ 3-1 win

• Earns her first career Freshman of the Week award

• Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Victoria Pickett (Oct. 13, 2015)

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

 

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