October 8, 2012
ANOTHER BIG TEN HONOR
Zavaleta wins weekly award for third time
PARK RIDGE, Ill. — For the third time this season, Indiana University sophomore striker Eriq Zavaleta is the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.
Zavaleta is coming off a four-goal, two-assist performance last week as the Hoosiers picked up wins at Kentucky (4-1) and vs. Wisconsin (2-0) to improve to 9-2-1 on the season.
Against the Wildcats Zavaleta scored a pair of goals in the fourth and 67th minutes, and assisted on the two other scores in the win in Lexington.
Zavaleta’s fourth multiple-goal game of the season came three days later as he tallied both scores in a 2-0 win over Wisconsin to keep the Hoosiers undefeated in Big Ten play at 3-0.
He currently leads the Big Ten in shots (44), shots per game (3.67), points (24), points per game (2.00), goals (11), goals per game (0.92) and game-winning goals (3).
In addition to his Big Ten honor, Zavaleta was also named the College Soccer News National Player of the Week.
Michigan Wolverine goalkeeper Adam Grinwis was named Defensive Player of the Week. Grinwis notched a career-high 12 saves in Michigan’s lone contest against Penn State last weekend, playing 110 minutes in a double overtime match.