Sept. 30, 2013
EVANSTON, Ill.-No. 7 Northwestern swept this week's Big Ten Player of the Week awards.
Freshman forward Brandon Medina was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and junior goalkeeper Tyler Miller earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors.
NU opened up its conference schedule with a 2-0 win at Michigan Saturday night. Medina tallied the eventual game-winning goal and recorded an assist on the Wildcats final goal in the match. Medina ranks second on the team with three goals this season. (Joey Calistri - 8).
Miller made four saves in the shutout win. It marked Miller's sixth shutout on the season and 25th of his career, which ranks second in Northwestern school history [Misha Rosenthal - 29 (2005-09)].
Northwestern has now had at least one player selected as a Big Ten Player of the Week in each of the last four weeks.
Medina is the first Northwestern freshman to win Big Ten Player of the Week honors since Joey Calistri in 2012, who took home the honor twice last season (October 15 and November 5).
It marks the second time this season NU has taken home both Offensive and Defensive POW honors in the same week (September 9). It's also the first time the `Cats have swept both awards outright since October 15, 2012 (Joey Calistri-Offensive; Tyler Miller-Defensive)
2013 Northwestern Men's Soccer B1G Players of the Week
Sep. 9 - Joey Calistri - Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Sep. 9 - Tyler Miller - Defensive Player of the Week
Sep. 16 - Joey Calistri - Offensive Player of the Week
Sep. 23 - Chris Ritter - Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Sep. 30 - Brandon Medina - Offensive Player of the Week
Sep. 30 - Tyler Miller - Defensive Player of the Week
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