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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 9/12/2023, Last updated: 9/27/2023
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Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan, Rutgers Net Weekly Women’s Soccer Honors

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Offensive Player of the Week 

Eleanor Dale, Nebraska

Sr. – F – Billingham, Eng. – Major: Criminology, Criminal Justice

•    Notched a pair of braces last week, as the No. 24 Huskers split a pair of matches

•    Scored two goals in a 4-1 win over UC-Davis and added two markers in a 3-2 loss to St. Louis

•    Garners her second consecutive Offensive Player of the Week award

•    Last Nebraska Offensive Player of the Week: Eleanor Dale (Sept. 5, 2023) 

Defensive Player of the Week 

Samantha Cary, Iowa

Gr. – D – St. Charles, Mo. – Frances Howell North – Major: Sports Media

•    Anchored a Hawkeyes’ defensive unit that earned a scoreless draw at No. 18 Virginia, after fighting off 11 second half shots

•    Scored a goal and led an effort that held George Mason to just one shot in the 3-0 victory

•    Earns her second consecutive Defensive Player of the Week award 

•    Last Indiana Defensive Player of the Week: Samantha Cary (Sept. 5, 2023)  

Goalkeeper of the Week

Stephanie Sparkowski, Michigan

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

•    Totaled 16 saves to lead Michigan to a pair of wins last week

•    Notched seven saves in a 1-0 victory at No. 11 Notre Dame, the first time since Oct. 15, 2020 the Fighting Irish have been shut out

•    Earns first Goalkeeper of the Week honor 

•    Last Michigan Goalkeeper of the Week: Hillary Beall (Oct. 5, 2021) 

Freshman of the Week 

Olivia Bodmer, Rutgers

GK – Monroe, N.J. – Notre Dame – Major: Undeclared

•    Posted eight saves in leading the Scarlet Knights to a 2-1 week, including four saves in a 2-0 loss to No. 13 Georgetown

•    Scored three saves in handing Providence its first loss of the season

•    Earns her first Freshman of the Week honor

•    Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Allie Post (Sept. 6, 2022) 


2023 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Players of the Week 


Aug. 22

O: Megan Nemec, Minnesota

D: Cori Dyke, Penn State

Co-GK: Katherine 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