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

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

Gophers’ Langdok and Plaschko, Nittany Lions’ Canniff and Scarlet Knights’ Tiernan chosen as latest conference award recipients

Offensive Player of the Week

Jordan Canniff, Penn State

Jr. – F – California, Md. – Great Mills – Major: Security and Risk Analysis

• Scored three goals in the Nittany Lions’ wins over Indiana and No. 19 Purdue last week

• Recorded her first career multi-goal match with two goals, including the match-winner, in Oct. 13 victory over Indiana

• Netted tying goal in 61st minute of Sunday’s 2-1 win over No. 19 Purdue

• Chosen as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree last season

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

• Last Penn State Offensive Player of the Week: Sam Coffey (Oct. 12, 2021)

Defensive Player of the Week

Makenzie Langdok, Minnesota

Grad. – D – Saint Michael, Minn. – St. Michael-Albertville – Major: Special Education

• Scored in back-to-back matches for the first time in her career, leading the Gophers to wins over Illinois and Northwestern last week

• Also helped the Minnesota defense post a pair of shutouts

• Named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2020

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

• Last Minnesota Defensive Player of the Week: Makenzie Langdok (Sept. 14, 2021)

Goalkeeper of the Week

Megan Plaschko, Minnesota

Jr. – Eagan, Minn. – Eagan High School – Majors: Marketing and Communication Studies

• Anchored Minnesota’s defense to shutout wins over Illinois and Northwestern last week

• Made seven saves in her two shutouts, giving her a total of eight clean sheets this season (second-most in the Big Ten)

• Helped Minnesota defeat Illinois and Northwestern in the same season for the first time since 2012

• Collects her third career Goalkeeper of the Week award

• Last Minnesota Goalkeeper of the Week: Megan Plaschko (Sept. 7, 2021)

Freshman of the Week

Riley Tiernan, Rutgers

F – Voorhees, N.J. – Eastern Regional – Major: Undeclared

• Recorded three assists in wins over Maryland and Michigan State last week, helping Rutgers clinch a share of its first Big Ten title

• Dished out two assists in an Oct. 14 win over visiting Maryland

• Assisted on Allison Lowrey’s match-winning goal on Sunday vs. Michigan State 

• Collects her third career Freshman of the Week award, and second in as many weeks

• Last Rutgers Freshman of the Week: Riley Tiernan (Oct. 12, 2021)

2021 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Honorees

Aug. 24
O: Payton Linnehan, Jr., PSU

D: Sara Wheaton, Sr., IOWA

GK: Sami Hauk, So., NEB

F: Kenzie Roling, IOWA

Aug. 31
O: Sarah Griffith, Sr., PUR

O: Frankie Tagliaferri, Sr., RU

D: Nicole Kevdzija, So., PUR

GK: Sami Hauk, So., NEB

F: Riley Tiernan, RU

Sept. 7
O: Kayla Fischer, Sr., OSU

D: Gabby Provenzano, Sr., RU

GK: Megan Plaschko, Jr., MINN

GK: Jordyn Bloomer, Sr., WIS

F: Jordyn Levy, IND

Sept. 14
O: Paige Webber, Jr., IND

D: Makenzie Langdok, Grad., MINN

GK: Katherine Asman, Jr., PSU

F: Sydney Stephens, ILL

F: Jamie Gerstenberg, IND

Sept. 21
O: Emily Mathews, So., PUR

D: Becci Fluchel, So., RU

GK: Lauren Kozal, JR., MSU

F: Naomi Jackson, ILL

F: Kassidy Banks, RU

Sept. 28
O: Sarah Griffith, Sr., PUR

D: Gabby Provenzano, Sr., RU

GK: Jordyn Bloomer, Sr., WIS

F: Kailyn Dudukovich, OSU

Oct. 5
O: Regan Steigleder, Grad., NU

O: Sarah Griffith, Sr., PUR

D: Allison Lynch, Jr., RU

GK: Hillary Beall, Sr., MICH

F: Jordyn Wickes, MSU

Oct. 12
O: Sam Coffey, Sr., PSU

D: Becci Fluchel, So., RU

GK: Lauren Kozal, Sr., MSU

F: Riley Tiernan, RU

Oct. 19
O: Jordan Canniff, Jr., PSU

D: Makenzie Langdok, Grad., MINN

GK: Megan Plaschko, Jr., MINN

F: Riley Tiernan, RU