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Penn State Men’s Soccer Secures Two Big Ten Player Of The Week Awards

In a dominant week for Penn State sports, the awards just keep rolling.

Penn State men’s soccer’s Alex Stevenson and Kris Shakes were named the conference’s Big Ten Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week Tuesday.

Fifth-year defender Stevenson was named the Offensive Player of the Week despite his residency on the Nittany Lions’ back line. The Bel Air, Maryland, native recorded an assist in the team’s outing against the defending 2022 National Champion and No. 1-ranked Syracuse squad and manufactured a diving header goal in Penn State’s 2-0 victory over St. John’s.

Shakes, meanwhile, was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for the second-straight week following a conference-high .895 save percentage through the Nittany Lions’ first four games. The fifth-year recorded five saves against the Orange and four against the Red Storm. Moreover, Shakes registered his 17th career shutout.

Stevenson, Shakes, and the blue and white will continue their 2023 campaign against Penn on Friday, September 8, at Jeffrey Field. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

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