Michigan State, Minnesota and Northwestern Earn Big Ten Weekly Women’s Soccer Honors

by | Sep 13, 2022 | Headlines, Soccer Blogs | 0 comments

Michigan State, Minnesota and Northwestern Earn Big Ten Weekly Women’s Soccer Honors
Spartans’ Evans and Koehler, Golden Gophers’ Boman, and Wildcats’ Lapi and Raben capture this week’s conference accolades

Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Camryn Evans, Michigan State
Grad. – F – Fenton, Mich. – Flint Powers – Graduate Program: Health and Risk Communications
• Posted a hat trick in Michigan State’s 4-2 win over No. 19 Colorado on a rainy Sunday afternoon in East Lansing, Mich.
• Became the first Spartan with a three-goal match since 2019 (fourth home hat trick in school history) and led MSU to its first win over a ranked opponent since Oct. 16, 2016 (3-1 vs. No. 16 Penn State, also in East Lansing)
• Three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2019, 2020, 2021) and two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2019, 2020)
• Collects her first career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award
• Last Michigan State Offensive Player of the Week: Gia Wahlberg (Aug. 27, 2019)

Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Sophia Boman, Minnesota
Jr. – M – Edina, Minn. – Edina – Major: Biology
• Registered three goals and an assist last week in Minnesota’s victories over Omaha and Marquette
• Factored into all three Golden Gopher goals (two goals, one assist) in Sunday’s 3-0 win over Marquette, scoring both of her goals in the opening 35 minutes
• Named an Academic All-Big Ten selection last season
• Secures her first career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week accolade
• Last Minnesota Offensive Player of the Week: Sydney Squires (Oct. 10, 2017)

Defensive Player of the Week
Rowan Lapi, Northwestern
Sr. – M – Reinholds, Pa. – Cocalico – Major: Economics
• Anchored the Northwestern midfield in two shutout victories at home last week against No. 6 Stanford and Butler
• Scored the lone goal in the 1-0 win over Stanford on Sept. 8, NU’s first victory over a top-10 opponent since Nov. 5, 2014 (1-0 vs. No. 6 Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament at West Lafayette, Ind.)
• Twice chosen for Academic All-Big Ten honors (2020, 2021)
• Captures her first career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award
• Last Northwestern Defensive Player of the Week: Emma Phillips (Sept. 6, 2022)

Goalkeeper of the Week
Mia Raben, Northwestern
Grad. – Denver, Colo. – Cherry Creek – Graduate Program: Integrated Marketing Communications
• Did not allow a goal and made a combined five saves in helping Northwestern shut out No. 6 Stanford and Butler last week, extending NU’s current scoreless streak to 356 minutes
• Had a season-high four saves in Sunday’s win over Butler, including a key stop on a match-tying penalty kick attempt in the 48th minute
• Garners her first career Goalkeeper of the Week honor
• Last Northwestern Goalkeeper of the Week: Mackenzie Wood (Oct. 1, 2019)

Freshman of the Week
Courtney Koehler, Michigan State
M/F – The Woodlands, Texas – The Woodlands – Major: Biology
• Posted her first two career assists in Sunday’s rain-soaked 4-2 win over No. 19 Colorado, setting up two of Camryn Evans’ three goals on the day
• Helped the Spartans to their first victory over a ranked opponent in nearly six years (Oct. 16, 2016, vs. No. 16 Penn State)
• Receives her second career Freshman of the Week citation
• Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Courtney Koehler (Aug. 30, 2022)

2022 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Honorees
Aug. 23
O: Allison Lowrey, Jr., RU
D: Aidan McConnell, So., WIS
GK: Jamie Gerstenberg, So., IND
GK: Erin McKinney, Grad., WIS
F: Amelia White, PSU
F: Naomi Splittorff, PUR

Aug. 30
O: Lily Farkas, Sr., MICH
D: Mieke Schiemann, So., PSU
GK: Lauren Kozal, RS-Sr., MSU
F: Courtney Koehler, MSU

Sept. 6
O: Sam Kroeger, Jr., RU
D: Emma Phillips, So., NU
D: Talani Barnett, Sr., OSU
GK: Maddie Smith, Sr., MD
F: Allie Post, RU

Sept. 13
O: Camryn Evans, Grad., MSU
O: Sophia Boman, Jr., MINN
D: Rowan Lapi, Sr., NU
GK: Mia Raben, Grad., NU
F: Courtney Koehler, MSU

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