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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 9/19/2023, Last updated: 9/27/2023
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Five Schools Score Weekly Women’s Soccer Honors

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Offensive Player of the Week 

Paige Webber, Indiana

Gr. – F – Grand Blanc, Mich.  – Grand Blanc – Major: Human Biology

•    Paired two goals and an assist in the Hoosiers’ 3-2 win over Rutgers

•    Broke a 2-2 tie with the game-winning goal in the 85th minute 

•    Garners her second Offensive Player of the Week award

•    Last Indiana Offensive Player of the Week: Paige Webber (Sept. 14, 2021) 

Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Caterina Regazzoni, Northwestern

So. – M – Zurich, Switzerland – Kantonsschule Rämibühl K&S – Major: Undeclared

•    Scored the lone goal on a 57th minute free kick in No. 18 Northwestern’s 1-0 victory at Purdue

•    Helped anchor a defensive effort that allowed just three shots on goal in the win

•    Earns her first Defensive Player of the Week award 

•    Last Northwestern Defensive Player of the Week: Rowan Lapi (Sept. 13, 2022)  


Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Kate Wiesner Penn State

Sr. – D – Monrovia, Calif. – Monrovia – Major: Journalism

•    Scored the opening goals in No. 6 Penn State’s 4-0 win at Maryland

•    Headlined a defensive unit that surrendered just two shots in the victory

•    Earns her first Defensive Player of the Week award 

•    Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Cori Dyke (Aug. 22, 2023)  

Goalkeeper of the Week

Stephanie Sparkowski, Michigan

Gr. – GK – East Meadow, N.Y. – East Meadow – Major: Civil Engineering

•    Posted five saves in the No. 19 Wolverines’1-0 win over Minnesota 

•    Saved a 69th minute penalty kick to help secure her fifth clean sheet of the season

•    Earns second consecutive Goalkeeper of the Week honor 

•    Last Michigan Goalkeeper of the Week: Stephanie Sparkowski (Sept. 12, 2023) 

Freshman of the Week

Bella Najera, Michigan State

GK – St. Charles, Ill. – St. Charles North – Major: Business

•    Scored the lone goal in the Spartans’ 1-1 draw against Ohio State

•    Hase scored a goal in each of her last three matches and four of her last five

•    Earns her first Freshman of the Week honor

•    Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Courtney Koehler (Sept. 13, 2022) 


2023 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Players of the Week 

Aug. 22

O: Megan Nemec, Minnesota

D: Cori Dyke, Penn State

Co-GK: Katheine Asman, Penn State

Co-GK: Erin McKinney, Wisconsin

F: Ella Ottey, Wisconsin

Aug. 29

O: Josie Aulicino, Northwestern

D: Lauren Costello, Indiana

GK: Erin McKinney, Wisconsin

F: Piper Coffield, Indiana

Sept. 5

O: Eleanor Dale, Nebraska

D: Samantha Cary, Iowa

GK: Megan Plaschko, Minnesota

F: Kennedy Bell, Maryland

Sept. 12

O: Eleanor Dale, Nebraska

D: Samantha Cary, Iowa

GK: Stephanie Sparkowski, Michigan

F: Olivia Bodmer, Rutgers

Sept. 19

O: Paige Webber, Indiana

Co-D: Caterina Regazzoni, Northwestern

Co-D: Kate Wiesner, Penn State

GK: Stephanie Sparkowski, Michigan

F: Bella Najera, Michigan State