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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 10/10/2023, Last updated: 10/11/2023
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Indiana, Nebraska, Michigan State and Penn State Capture Women’s Soccer Honors

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ROSEMONT, lll. – The Big Ten Conference has announced its Women’s Soccer Offensive Player, Defensive Player, Goalkeeper and Freshman of the Week Award winners.

Offensive Player of the Week

Eleanor Dale, Nebraska

Sr. – F – Billingham, England – Major: Pre-Law

  • Registered her eighth brace of the season with two goals in a 4-2 win over Iowa Oct. 7 in Lincoln

  • Leads the nation with 19 goals on the year, which is tied for seventh most in a season in program history

  • Collects her fourth career Offensive Player of the Week award, each coming this season

  • Last Nebraska Offensive Player of the Week: Eleanor Dale (Oct. 3, 2023)

Defensive Player of the Week

Regan Dalton, Michigan State

Sr. – MF – Rockford, Mich. – Major: Business

  • Provided two assists in Michigan State’s 3-2 victory over No. 14 Michigan on Oct. 7

  • Helped the Spartans to their first win against a ranked opponent this season and the team’s first win in Ann Arbor since 1994

  • Receives her first career Defensive Player of the Week accolade

  • Last Michigan State Defensive Player of the Week: Raegan Cox (Oct. 25, 2022) 

Goalkeeper of the Week

Katherine Asman, Penn State

Gr. – GK – Roswell, Ga. – Graduate Program: Business Administration

  • Became the fourth Penn State goalkeeper to record 50 career wins

  • Made four saves in Penn State’s 2-1 win versus Ohio State, which moved the Nittany Lions into first place in the Big Ten standings

  • Earns second Goalkeeper of the Week award this season and the seventh of her career

  • Last Penn State Goalkeeper of the Week: Katherine Asman (Aug. 22, 2023)

Freshman of the Week

Piper Coffield, Indiana

Fr. – D – Mars, Pa.

  • Making her 13th start, played all 90 minutes in Indiana’s 1-0 road triumph of Purdue to bring home the Golden Boot Trophy

  • Helped limit Purdue to two shots on goal as the Hoosiers notched their eighth shutout of the season

  • Garners second Freshman of the Week honor of the season

  • Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Piper Coffield (Aug. 29, 2023)

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 

Sept. 26

O: Emerson Sargeant, Michigan State

D: Hope Paredes, Indiana

GK: Jamie Gerstenberg, Indiana

F: Bella Najera, Michigan State

Oct. 3

O: Eleanor Dale, Nebraska

D: Samantha Cary, Iowa

GK: Macy Enneking, Iowa

F: Amanda Schlueter, Ohio State

Oct. 10

O: Eleanor Dale, Nebraska

D: Regan Dalton, Michigan State

GK: Katherine Asman, Penn State

F: Piper Coffield, Indiana