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Purdue and Wisconsin Earn Big Ten Weekly Women’s Soccer Awards

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Purdue and Wisconsin Earn Big Ten Weekly Women’s Soccer Awards

Boilermakers’ Marisa Bova and Sydney Sparks, and Badgers’ Dani Rhodes are this week’s honorees

 

Offensive Player of the Week

Dani Rhodes, Wisconsin

F – Sr. – Waukesha, Wis. – Waukesha West – Major: Life Science Communication

• Scored goals in both of Wisconsin’s Big Ten road wins last weekend at Maryland and No. 13/10 Rutgers

• Converted the game-winning penalty kick in the 97th minute of Sunday’s victory at RU, breaking the Scarlet Knights’ 28-game unbeaten streak in overtime games dating back to 2016

• A 2018 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2017 and 2018)

• Earns her third career Offensive Player of the Week award

• Last Wisconsin Offensive Player of the Week: Dani Rhodes (Sept. 18, 2018)

Defensive Player AND Freshman of the Week

Sydney Sparks, Purdue

D – Fr. – Carlsbad, Calif. – Cathedral Catholic – Major: Management

• Started and played every minute at center back in Purdue’s 1-0 wins over Nebraska and No. 19/11 Iowa to open Big Ten play last weekend

• Ranks second on the team with 15 shots this season, the most by a defender in school history

• Garners her second career Defensive Player of the Week honor

• Last Purdue Defensive Player of the Week: Sydney Sparks (Sept. 4, 2019)

• Receives her first career Freshman of the Week accolade

• Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Leanna Rebimbas (Sept. 4, 2019)

Goalkeeper of the Week

Marisa Bova, Purdue

GK – So. – Hartland, Wis. – Arrowhead Union – Major: Psychology

• Earned a pair of shutouts to start Big Ten play last weekend, leading Purdue past Nebraska and No. 19/11 Iowa

• Made a combined four saves, including three stops against Iowa in handing the Hawkeyes their first loss of the season

• Earns her second career Goalkeeper of the Week award

• Last Purdue Goalkeeper of the Week: Marisa Bova (Aug. 27, 2019)

2019 Big Ten Players of the Week

Aug. 27

O: Gia Wahlberg, So., MSU

D: Hannah Drkulec, Sr., IOWA

GK: Marisa Bova, So., PUR

F: Eileen Murphy, ILL

 

Sept. 4

O: Sam Coffey, Jr., PSU

D: Sydney Sparks, Fr., PUR

GK: Meagan McClelland, So., RU

F: Ally Schlegel, PSU

F: Leanna Rebimbas, PUR

 

Sept. 10

O: Ally Schlegel, Fr., PSU

D: Hannah Drkulec, Sr., IOWA

GK: Claire Graves, Sr., IOWA

GK: Erin Seppi, Sr., MD

F: Ally Schlegel, PSU

 

Sept. 17

O: Hannah Drkulec, Sr., IOWA

O: Sarah Stratigakis, Jr., MICH

D: Malikae Dayes, Jr., MD

GK: Hillary Beall, Jr., MICH

F: Paige Webber, MSU

 

Sept. 24

O: Dani Rhodes, Sr., WIS

D: Sydney Sparks, Fr., PUR

GK: Marisa Bova, So., PUR

F: Sydney Sparks, PUR