September 24, 2012
BIG TEN HONOR
Soffner Defensive Player of the Week
PARK RIDGE, Ill. — For the second time this season, senior goalkeeper Luis Soffner is the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.
Soffner picked up his fifth shutout of the season in the Hoosiers’ 2-0 win at Ohio State on Sunday. Facing 16 Buckeye shots, Soffner notched six saves to earn his sixth victory of the season. The Hoosiers are 6-1-1 overall and 1-0 in Big Ten action.
Currently, Soffner leads the Big Ten in goals-against average (0.49), save percentage (.889), saves (32), shutouts (5) and shutouts per game (0.62).
This is the sixth Big Ten Player of the Week honor for aHoosier this season. Eriq Zavaleta (Aug. 27, Sept. 3), Jacob Bushue (Sept. 17) and Caleb Konstanski (Sept. 17) join Soffner on the conference honor roll.
Michigan's Tim Kreutz ( Zurich, Ill.) was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, after he notched a goal and an assist in Michigan State’s victory over Western Michigan (2-1)