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Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin Collect Big Ten Weekly Women’s Soccer Honors

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Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin Collect Big Ten Weekly Women’s Soccer Honors

Golden Gophers’ Boman and Stekr, Buckeyes’ Flotre, Nittany Lions’ Tagliaferri and Badgers’ Bloomer earn this week’s conference accolades

Offensive Player of the Week

Frankie Tagliaferri, Penn State

Sr. – F – Colts Neck, N.J. – Colts Neck – Major: Kinesiology-Movement Science

• Registered a goal and an assist in Penn State’s two wins last week, securing the Nittany Lions’ 20th Big Ten title and 16th outright championship

• Scored PSU’s opening (and eventual game-winning) goal in Sunday’s 3-0 title-clinching victory at Nebraska

• Set up Ally Schlegel’s 21st-minute goal in 1-0 win at Iowa on March 25

• Named an Academic All-Big Ten selection the past two seasons and a 2018-19 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar

• Earns her first career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award

• Last Penn State Offensive Player of the Week: Ally Schlegel (March 22, 2021)

Defensive Player of the Week

Delaney Stekr, Minnesota

Jr. – D – Omaha, Neb. – Marian – Major: History

• Started and played every minute on Minnesota’s backline in the Golden Gophers’ shutout wins over Purdue and Maryland last week

• Recorded her first career point on March 25, assisting on Sophia Boman’s 83rd-minute goal in Minnesota’s 1-0 win over Purdue

• Earned recognition as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree last year

• Secures her first career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award

• Last Minnesota Defensive Player of the Week: Katie Koker (March 9, 2021)

Goalkeeper of the Week

Jordyn Bloomer, Wisconsin

Sr. – Hartland, Wis. – Arrowhead – Major: Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

• Posted a pair of shutouts (giving her a conference-high seven this year) and made a combined 11 saves in Wisconsin’s victories over Maryland and 19th-ranked Rutgers last week

• Recorded six stops (five in the second half) of Sunday’s 1-0 win over the Scarlet Knights

• Added five saves in a 2-0 win over the Terrapins on March 25

• Earns her third career Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Week award

• Last Wisconsin Goalkeeper of the Week: Jordyn Bloomer (Oct. 29, 2019)

Co-Freshman of the Week

Sophia Boman, Minnesota

M – Edina, Minn. – Edina – Major: Undeclared

• Netted the lone goal with 7:52 remaining to lift the Golden Gophers past Purdue on March 25

• Played every minute in Minnesota’s two conference wins last week over the Boilermakers and Maryland

• Helped the Golden Gophers blank Maryland on Sunday for their sixth shutout this season

• Collects her second career Freshman of the Week accolade

• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Sophia Boman (March 16, 2021)

Co-Freshman of the Week

Kine Flotre, Ohio State

M – Fjellhamar, Norway – Vaalerenga – Major: Undeclared

• Scored an unassisted goal 9:14 into Sunday’s game vs. Northwestern, giving the Buckeyes all the offense they would need in a 1-0 victory

• Contributed in securing the midfield in OSU’s 2-0 win over Indiana on March 25, limiting the Hoosiers to two shots on goal (one in each half)

• Helped the Buckeyes extend their unbeaten streak to five games and their winning streak to three in a row

• Receives her first career Freshman of the Week plaudit

• Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Emaly Vatne (Sept. 4, 2018)

2020-21 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Honorees

Feb. 23
O: Amirah Ali, Sr., RU

D: Hallie Pearson, Jr., NU

GK: Hillary Beall, Sr., MICH

F: Sam Kroeger, F, RU

March 2
O: Melanie Forbes, Sr., IND

O: Emma Sears, So., OSU

D: Gabby Provenzano, Sr., RU

GK: Bethany Kopel, Sr., IND

F: Nicole Kevdzija, PUR

March 9
O: Nicole Kevdzija, Fr., PUR

D: Katie Koker, Jr., MINN

GK: Megan Platschko, So., MINN

F: Nicole Kevdzija, PUR

March 16
O: Meredith Haakenson, Jr., MICH

D: Maya Lambert, Grad., PUR

GK: Sami Sample, Sr., ILL

F: Sophia Boman, MINN

March 22
O: Ally Schlegel, So., PSU

D: Allison Lynch, So., RU

GK: Kat Asman, So., PSU

F: Macy Enneking, IOWA

F: Sammi Woods, MICH

March 30
O: Frankie Tagliaferri, Sr., PSU

D: Delaney Stekr, Jr., MINN

GK: Jordyn Bloomer, Sr., WIS

F: Sophia Boman, MINN

F: Kine Flotre, OSU