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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 9/26/2023, Last updated: 9/27/2023
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Indiana, Michigan State Score Weekly Women's Soccer Honors

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Offensive Player of the Week 

Emerson Sargeant, Michigan State

So. – M – Hartland, Mich.  – Hartland – Major: Marketing

•    Paired a goal and an assist as the Spartans scored a pair of road wins

•    Scored the opening goal in a 3-1 victory at Minnesota and assisted the game-winning marker in a 1-0 triumph at Wisconsin 

•    Garners her first Offensive Player of the Week award

•    Last Michigan State Offensive Player of the Week: Lauren DeBeau (Oct. 25, 2022) 

Defensive Player of the Week

Hope Paredes, Indiana

So. – M – Irvine, Calif. – Portola – Major: Liberal Studies

•    Scored the game-winning goal in the second minute of a 1-0 win over No. 18 Northwestern

•    Helped anchor a defensive unit that held the Wildcats to just six shots, less than half their season average

•    Earns her first Defensive Player of the Week award 

•    Last Indiana Defensive Player of the Week: Lauren Costello (Aug. 29, 2023)   

Goalkeeper of the Week

Jamie Gerstenberg, Indiana

Jr. – GK – Birkenwerder, Germany – 1.FFC Turbine Potsdam – Major: Arts Management

•    Notched nine saves last week, as the Spartans scored a pair of wins

•    Tallied six saves in a 2-1 win at Illinois, then added three stops in a 1-0 shutout victory over No. 18 Northwestern

•    Earns third Goalkeeper of the Week honor 

•    Last Indiana Goalkeeper of the Week: Jamie Gerstenberg (Sept. 20, 2022) 

Freshman of the Week

Bella Najera, Michigan State

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

•    Netted the lone goal in Michigan State’s 1-0 win at Wisconsin

•    Earns her second consecutive Freshman of the Week honor

•    Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Bella Najera (Sept. 19, 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 

Sept. 26

O: Emerson Sargeant, Michigan State

D: Hope Paredes, Indiana

GK: Jamie Gerstenberg, Indiana

F: Bella Najera, Michigan State