Wolverton Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week
Oct. 7, 2013
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Following Sunday's historic shutout of defending NCAA champion Indiana, junior goalkeeper Andrew Wolverton (Atlanta, Ga.) was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.
Wolverton made five saves in the 2-0 win over Indiana including a critical penalty-kick stop of Tommy Thompson in the second half. Wolverton also made a point-blank save near the conclusion of the first half and another sprawling save with 20 minutes remaining on a long-range Hoosier effort.
The shutout was Penn State's first at Armstrong Stadium and the first win at Indiana since 2005. For Wolverton, it was his fifth clean sheet and 20th career shutout in blue and white. Wolverton added a save in Wednesday's match against Saint Francis as well.
For the week, Wovlerton posted a 0.47 goals-against average with an .857 save percentage in two games. The Nittany Lions are 7-3-1 overall with a perfect 2-0-0 record in Big Ten play. Currently, Penn State sits atop the Big Ten standings with six points.
PSU looks to continue its good run of play on Friday night when Michigan visits Jeffrey Field at 8 p.m. Penn State is 5-1-1 in its past seven matches.