Oct. 7, 2013
After an impressive weekend for the Golden Gophers, freshman goalkeeper Tarah Hobbs was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week as well as Co-Freshman of the Week.
In this weekend's matches against Ohio State and No. 7 Penn State, Hobbs was able to tally seven saves in each match and recorded her third-consecutive Big Ten shutout.
After this weekends 14 saves, Hobbs now has 55 saves on the season and is leading the Big Ten in Save Percentage (.873) and Saves Per Game (5.5). She sits in third for overall saves with 55, just behind Jenna Hascher from Northwestern and Claire Wheatley from Illinois who are tied at 56. She has made at least five saves in each of the last four games for the Golden Gophers.
This is the first set of Big Ten conference honors for Hobbs. The last Minnesota Defensive Player of the week was Cat Parkhill (Oct. 15, 2012) and the last Minnesota Freshman of the Week was Taylor Uhl (Oct. 31, 2011).
She shares Co-Freshman of the Week honors with Maddy Williams, a freshman forward from Purdue, who scored both game-winning goals this weekend against Illinois and Northwestern.
Beal Named NSCAA All-American
Minnesota's Rashida Beal has been named a Second Team All-American by the NSCAA.
Kolander Named Senior CLASS Award All-American
Senior forward Simone Kolander has been named a First Team Senior CLASS Award All-American
Gophers Trio Named to All-Great Lakes Region Team
Beal, Kolander and Stiever have been named to the All-Great Lakes Region First Team by the NSCAA.