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Michigan and Penn State Earn Weekly Men’s Soccer Honors

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Michigan and Penn State Earn Weekly Men’s Soccer Honors

Wolverines’ Popovic and Nittany Lions’ Hackenberg named Players of the Week

 

Offensive Player of the Week

Nebojsa Popovic, Michigan

F – Gr. – Rochester Hill, Mich. – Rochester – Sports Management

  • Tallied five points in Michigan’s 1-0-1 weekend against Oakland and No. 24 Rutgers
  • Tallied a goal and an assist against his former team Oakland
  • Posted a goal in the draw against the Scarlet Knights in both teams’ Big Ten opener
  • Earns his first Offensive Player of the Week award
  • Last Michigan Offensive Player of the Week: Umar Farouk Osman (Oct. 2, 2018)

 

Defensive Player of the Week

Brandon Hackenberg, Penn State

D – Jr. – Palmyra, Va. – Fluvanna County – Communications

  • Anchored the backline to a 2-1 overtime win against No. RV Ohio State in both teams’ Big Ten opener on last Saturday
  • Did not allow Ohio State to get a shot off in overtime
  • Help Penn State’s keeper fend off 16 shots in 95 minutes of play
  • Earns his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Dani Marks (Oct. 16, 2018)

 

2019 Big Ten Men’s Soccer Players of the Week

Sept. 4

O: Jørgen Wisth Lie, Fr., RU

D: Jack Maher, So., IND

 

Sept. 10

O: Joe Ortiz, Jr., OSU

D: Sean Caulfield, Sr., IND

 

Sept. 17

O: Devyn Etling, So., OSU

D: Ben Di Rosa, Jr., MD

 

Sept. 24

O: Nebojsa Popovic, Gr., MICH

D: Brandon Hackenberg, Jr., PSU