Zavaleta Named B1G Offensive Player of the Week
Oct. 8, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - For the third time this season, Indiana University sophomore striker Eriq Zavaleta is the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.
Zavaleta is coming off a four-goal, two-assist performance last week as the Hoosiers picked up wins at Kentucky (4-1) and vs. Wisconsin (2-0) to improve to 9-2-1 on the season.
Against the Wildcats Zavaleta scored a pair of goals in the fourth and 67th minutes, and assisted on the two other scores in the win in Lexington.
Zavaleta's fourth multiple-goal game of the season came three days later as he tallied both scores in a 2-0 win over Wisconsin to keep the Hoosiers undefeated in Big Ten play at 3-0.
He currently leads the Big Ten in shots (44), shots per game (3.67), points (24), points per game (2.00), goals (11), goals per game (0.92) and game-winning goals (3).
In addition to his Big Ten honor, Zavaleta was also named the College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week.
The Hoosiers return to the field Wednesday at 7 p.m. as they travel to Louisville, Ky. to take on the Louisville Cardinals.
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