Purdue and Rutgers Earn Weekly Women’s Soccer Awards

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Purdue and Rutgers Earn Weekly Women’s Soccer Awards

Purdue’s Maddy Williams joins Rutgers’ Alexa Ferreira and Casey Murphy
as this week’s honorees


Offensive Player of the Week

Maddy Williams, Purdue

F – Sr. – Perrysburg, Ohio – Perrysburg

• Had a hand in all four of Purdue’s goals last week, scoring three times and delivering a pass that resulted in an own goal as the Boilermakers split a weekend road trip to Louisville and Cincinnati

• Scored a natural hat trick in a 3-2 win at Louisville, with her first two goals coming 3:06 apart in the first half on the way to the fifth hat trick in program history

• Her long pass into the Cincinnati penalty area deflected off a Bearcat defender and wound up in the net for Purdue’s only score in a 2-1 loss

• A two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection who received that award in 2014 and 2015

• Earns her second career Offensive Player of the Week honor and first of the season

• Last Purdue Offensive Player of the Week: Hannah Leinert (Oct. 6, 2015)

Defensive Player of the Week

Casey Murphy, Rutgers

GK – Jr. – Bridgewater, N.J. – Bridgewater-Raritan

• Posted two shutouts and stopped all 10 shots she faced last weekend as No. 14/16 Rutgers remained unbeaten this season with a 2-0 win at George Mason and a 0-0 draw at No. 15 Georgetown

• Made a season-high six saves in the double-overtime tie at Georgetown

• Has recorded seven consecutive shutouts to start the season, as the Scarlet Knights are one of only two schools in the nation that have not allowed a goal in 2017

• Received Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2015

• Earns her seventh career Defensive Player of the Week award and second this season

• Last Rutgers Defensive Player of the Week: Casey Murphy (Aug. 29, 2017)

Freshman of the Week

Alexa Ferreira, Rutgers

M – Warren, N.J. – Watchung Hills Regional

• Registered the first points of her career with a goal and an assist last weekend to help No. 14/16 Rutgers defeat George Mason and play to a scoreless draw at No. 15 Georgetown

• Came off the bench to score Rutgers’ first goal at George Mason in the 48th minute before assisting on the Scarlet Knights’ clinching score in the 80th minute

• Earns her first Freshman of the Week accolade

• Last Rutgers Freshman of the Week: Amirah Ali (Sept. 5, 2017)

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


Sept. 12

O: Maddy Williams, Sr., PUR

D: Casey Murphy, Jr., RU

F: Alexa Ferreira, RU

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