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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 8/29/2023, Last updated: 9/27/2023
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Northwestern, Indiana, Wisconsin Net Weekly Women’s Soccer Honors

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Offensive Player of the Week 

Josie Aulicino, Northwestern

Sr. – M – Northville, Mich. – South Lyon East – Major: Biological Sciences 

•    Recorded 11 points on three goals and five assists in leading the Wildcats to a pair of wins

•    Paired three goals and a program-record three assists for nine points in a win over Oakland, second-most points scored in a game in the country this season 

•    Garners her first Offensive Player of the Week award

•    Last Northwestern Offensive Player of the Week: Regan Steigleder (Oct. 5, 2021) 

Defensive Player of the Week

Lauren Costello, Indiana

Jr. – D – Mechanicsburg, Pa. – Mechanicsburg – Major: Criminal Justice

•    Anchored a defensive effort that surrendered just four shots in a pair of victories

•    Notched two assists on the week, while playing 165 of 180 minutes

•    Earns her first Defensive Player of the Week award 

•    Last Indiana Defensive Player of the Week: Claudia Day (Sept. 18, 2018)  


Goalkeeper of the Week

Erin McKinney, Wisconsin

Gr. – GK – Belvidere, Ill. – Belvidere North – Major: Sports Leadership

•    Allowed just two goals against 11 saves in matches at No. 2 North Carolina and No. 4 Duke

•    Recorded eight saves in a scoreless draw against the Tar Heels, opening the season with three consecutive clean sheets

•    Earns third Goalkeeper of the Week honor and second in a row

•    Last Wisconsin Goalkeeper of the Week: Erin McKinney (Aug. 22, 2023) 

Freshman of the Week 

Piper Coffield, Indiana

D – Mars, Pa. – Mars – Major: Finance

•    Helped the Hoosiers claim a pair of shutout victories, while playing all 180 minutes on the Indiana back line

•    Scored her first career goal with a penalty kick against Morehead State.

•    Earns her first Freshman of the Week honor

•    Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Olivia Smith (Oct. 18, 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