Penn State Women’s Soccer Sees Three Players On TopDrawerSoccer’s Midseason Top 100 List
Three Penn State women’s soccer players were named to TopDrawerSoccer’s midseason top 100 list, the outlet announced Wednesday. Cori Dyke, Mieke Schiemann, and Kat Asman all made the list through the first 15 games of the Nittany Lions’ season.
Midfielder Dyke was the highest of these players, coming in at No. 32 in the midseason list. Dyke was not ranked in the top 100 during the preseason, but her impressive play up to this point has found her extremely high on the midseason version of the list. The Littleton, Colorado, native owns the game from the midfield with the ability to play in a more defensive role or move central if needed. Dyke has also recorded four goals and an assist through 15 games.
Dyke showed off her abilities in a tough game against Northwestern on October 15. The Nittany Lions were down to 10 women, and she had to play in the holding midfield position without her usual partner. This did not stop the senior as she continued to win the ball and locked down the Wildcats attack in the second half to help Penn State pull off an impressive draw.
Another stand-out performer, Schiemann, was placed No. 70 on the list. Along with her three goals on the year, the Berlin native has been stellar on the back end for the Nittany Lions. Schiemann has started in all 15 games this season and was named to TopDrawerSoccer’s Team of the Week in September.
The final Nittany Lion on TopDrawerSoccer’s list is Asman, who came in at No. 79. Asman has been lights out in the net for Penn State and is a large reason for its superb defensive record. The graduate senior has started all 15 matches for the Nittany Lions and has held strong with a goals-against average of .51.
Asman also leads the Big Ten with the most saves in a single game this season, stopping the ball 11 times in the match against Northwestern. Asman has also earned three Big Ten Goaltender of the Week awards.
The Nittany Lions return to action in a day’s time as they face Indiana at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, at Jeffery Field. The game will be broadcast on BIG+.
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