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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 10/10/2023, Last updated: 10/11/2023
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Indiana and Rutgers Collect Men’s Soccer Weekly Awards

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ROSEMONT, lll. – The Big Ten Conference has announced its Men’s Soccer Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week.

Offensive Player of the Week

Samuel Sarver, Indiana

Jr. – F – Chesterland, Ohio – Major: Sports Marketing

  • Scored both goals in Indiana’s 2-1 road victory over No. 19 Penn State on Oct. 7 and played the entire 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw against Kentucky on Oct. 3

  • Finished the week with 10 total shots, including five on goal

  • Receives his first Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor

  • Last Indiana Offensive Player of the Week: Ryan Wittenbrink (Oct. 18, 2022)

Defensive Player of the Week

Ciaran Dalton, Rutgers

So. – GK – Pearl River, N.Y. – Major: Human Resource Management

  • Recorded a career-high 10 saves (most in the Big Ten this season) to lead Rutgers to a 2-1 win over Maryland Oct. 3 in College Park, Md.

  • Made five saves versus Northwestern to finish the week with an .833 save percentage

  • Collects his first career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award

  • Last Rutgers Defensive Player of the Week: Oren Asher (Oct. 5, 2021)

2023 Big Ten Men’s Soccer Players of the Week

Aug. 29

O: Maxwell Keenan, Wisconsin

D: Kris Shakes, Penn State

Sept. 5

O: Alex Stevenson, Penn State

D: Kris Shakes, Penn State

Sept. 12

O: Justin Weiss, Northwestern

D: Zac Kelly, Michigan State

Sept. 19

O: Liam Butts, Penn State

D: Zac Kelly, Michigan State 

Sept. 26

O: Peter Mangione, Penn State

D: Kris Shakes, Penn State

Oct. 3

O: Collin McCamy, Northwestern

D: Jackson Weyman, Northwestern

Oct. 10

O: Samuel Sarver, Indiana

D: Ciaran Dalton, Rutgers