Iowa, Maryland and Penn State Earn Weekly Women’s Soccer Awards

Offensive Player AND Freshman of the Week

Ally Schlegel, Penn State

F – Fr. – Parker, Colo. – Chaparral

• Scored goals in both games for Penn State last weekend, netting the Nittany Lions’ lone goal in last Friday’s tie at No. 22 West Virginia and the game-winning tally on Sunday against James Madison

• Extended her goal-scoring streak to four games

• Earns her first career Offensive Player of the Week honor

• Last Penn State Offensive Player of the Week: Sam Coffey (Sept. 4, 2019)

• Receives her second career Freshman of the Week accolade

• Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Ally Schlegel (Sept. 4, 2019)

Defensive Player of the Week

Hannah Drkulec, Iowa

D – Sr. – Windsor, Ontario – St. Anne

• Anchored Iowa defense that did not allow a goal and gave up just 10 total shots last weekend in road wins at No. 14/19 N.C. State and UNC Greensboro

• Added a goal in the win at UNCG as the Hawkeyes improved to 6-0 this season, their best start since an 8-0 debut in 2013

• A two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2017 and 2018

• Garners her second career Defensive Player of the Week honor

• Last Iowa Defensive Player of the Week: Hannah Drkulec (Aug. 27, 2019)

Co-Goalkeeper of the Week

Claire Graves, Iowa

GK – Sr. – Noblesville, Ind. – Noblesville

• Registered two shutouts and four combined saves last weekend to help Iowa earn road victories at No. 14/19 N.C. State and UNC Greensboro

• Had two stops at N.C. State to lead the Hawkeyes to a win over the third-highest ranked opponent in school history and best since defeating No. 7 Michigan on Nov. 6, 2013, in a Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal at Champaign, Ill.

• Twice named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2017 and 2018)

• Receives her second career Goalkeeper of the Week accolade

• Last Iowa Goalkeeper of the Week: Claire Graves (Aug. 21, 2018)

Co-Goalkeeper of the Week

Erin Seppi, Maryland

GK – Sr. – Monroe Township, N.J. – Monroe

• Recorded a career-high 11 saves in double-overtime tie at George Washington and recorded shutout at home against George Mason last week

• Allowed only one goal in 200 minutes of action

• Collected Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2018

• Earns her first career Goalkeeper of the Week award

• Last Maryland Goalkeeper of the Week: Rachel Egyed (Sept. 11, 2018)

2019 Big Ten Players of the Week

Aug. 27

O: Gia Wahlberg, So., MSU

D: Hannah Drkulec, Sr., IOWA

GK: Marisa Bova, So., PUR

F: Eileen Murphy, ILL

Sept. 4

O: Sam Coffey, Jr., PSU

D: Sydney Sparks, Fr., PUR

GK: Meagan McClelland, So., RU

F: Ally Schlegel, PSU

F: Leanna Rebimbas, PUR

Sept. 10

O: Ally Schlegel, Fr., PSU

D: Hannah Drkulec, Sr., IOWA

GK: Claire Graves, Sr., IOWA

GK: Erin Seppi, Sr., MD

F: Ally Schlegel, PSU

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