Freshman midfielder/forward Scott Lorenz and senior goalkeeper Jake Settle have been named Big Ten Players of the Week for Oct. 16, the conference announced Monday. The Badgers posted two consecutive shutout wins last week over Marquette (1-0) and Penn State (2-0).
The award is the first of Lorenzs career while Settle claims his third honor of the season and second in the past three weeks. Settle was also named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 4 and Oct. 2. He has now earned the award four times in his career.
Settle currently leads the Big Ten in goals against average (0.58), save percentage (.830) and shutouts (eight).
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Scott Lorenz, Wisconsin
FR, MF/F, Barrington, Ill.
Redshirt freshman Scott Lorenz recorded a pair of career firsts against Penn State on Sunday. The Barrington, Ill., native earned his first career start in a pivotal Big Ten contest, then recorded his first career goal, the game-winner, in the 61st minute. Lorenz fired a career high three shots, including two shots on goal, to help Wisconsin notch an important Big Ten conference victory.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jake Settle, Wisconsin
Sr, GK, Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy
Senior goalkeeper Jake Settle continued his stellar play this season with two more shutouts this past week. On Wednesday at Marquette, Settle stopped three shots, all in the second half, to help the Badgers preserve a 1-0 lead. At home against Penn State on Sunday, Settle made two saves as Wisconsin edged Penn State 2-0 to remain in contention for at least a share of the Big Ten crown. The shutout of the Nittany Lions was Settle's conference-leading eighth of the season, moving him into fifth place in shutouts in a single season in UW history.