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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 10/31/2023, Last updated: 11/1/2023
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Ohio State and Indiana Claim Final Weekly Men's Soccer Awards of 2023 Season

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Offensive Player of the Week 

Luciano Pechota, Ohio State

So. – M – Avon, Ohio – St. Ignatius – Major: Business

•    Helped the Buckeyes secure a postseason berth with a pair of wins last week

•    Scored a pair of goals, as the Buckeyes topped No. 16 Michigan State 3-2, handing the Spartans their only loss of the season

•    Garners his fifth Offensive Player of the Week award and second of the season

•    Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Xavier Green (Sept. 20, 2022) 

Defensive Player of the Week

Hugo Bacharach, Indiana

Sr. – M/D – Benicàssim, Spain – Colegio La Magdalena – Major: Public Management Graduate Certificate

•    Paired a goal and an assist, as the Hoosiers clinched a share of the 2023 Big Ten title with a 4-1 win over Rutgers

•    Gave Indiana an early lead with a 5th-minute goal and helped seal the victory with a 90th-minute assist 

•    Earns his first Defensive Player of the Week award 

•    Last Indiana Defensive Player of the Week: Joey Maher (Oct. 17, 2023)

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

GK: Kris Shakes, Penn State

Oct. 3

O: Collin McCamy, Northwestern

D: Jackson Weyman, Northwestern 

Oct. 10

O: Samuel Sarver, Indiana

D: Ciaran Dalton, Rutgers

Oct. 17

O: Luke Van Heukelum, Maryland

D: Joey Maher, Indiana

Oct. 24

O: Peter Mangione, Penn State

D: Nate Crockford, Wisconsin

Oct. 31

O: Luciano Pechota, Ohio State

D: Hugo Bacharach, Indiana