The No. 15 Nittany Lions men’s soccer team (4-1-0) jumped up four slots in this week’s rankings.
Two Lions earned weekly recognition for their roles in the 3-0 win over St. Peters last Wednesday.
Freshman goalkeeper Andrew Wolverton was named the Big Ten’s Defensive Player of the Week for his shutout victory and three saves over the Peacocks. He has recorded four shutout wins for the team so far this season and is part of the reason that the Lions are the best in the Big Ten with goal allowance, only allowing three goals through five games.
Teammate sophomore forward Jordan Tyler was honored on the National Team of the Week by TopDrawerSoccer.com for his two goals scored in the second half of the team’s win. He also added an assist to the stat sheet. This was the first time that Tyler—the team’s leading returning goal scorer from last year—put the ball into the net this season.
“Coach has always told me that he has big expectations for me this year,” Tyler said. “I kind of thought that I was not living up to my expectations because I have not scored yet, so I’m just happy to finally be on the scoreboard.”
Coach Bob Warming was appreciative of Tyler for saying that he had not been playing his best so far.
“It takes a mature human being to just say I haven’t been good enough and I got to be better,” Warming said. “So I’m proud of [Tyler] for that.”
The team will take on rival St. Francis (PA) tomorrow evening at 7 at Jeffrey Field.