Bujouves Earns Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Honors
Sep 9, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana sophomore midfielder Jessie Bujouves was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday (Sept. 9). It is her first career weekly honor after she had a pair of game-winning goals and an assist for the Hoosiers this past week.
A native of London, Ontario, Canada, Bujouves made her first start of the season on Friday against Eastern Michigan. With the game still scoreless early in the second half, she found a way to get her head on a corner kick and deposit it into the back of the goal for her first marker of the year. The goal would prove to be the only offense on the night at Indiana won, 1-0.
Then on Sunday, once again in the starting lineup, she recorded a header goal off a corner kick in the sixth minute to put Indiana ahead, 1-0. Then later in the game, she provided the assist on Lisa Nouanesengsy's third goal of the game as Indiana defeated Eastern Kentucky, 5-0.
Bujouves is the first offensive player of the week since Nouanesengsy received the award on Aug. 20, 2012. Earlier this year, the Big Ten named IU senior goalkeeper Shannon Flower Defensive Player of the Week after posting a pair of shutouts on the opening weekend at Ohio and against Georgia Southern.
The Hoosiers are off to a 5-0-1 start to the year, the second-best start to a season in school history. The only better start was a 6-0-0 start to the 2009 campaign. They will play host to the Hoosier Classic this weekend, with St. John's, Central Michigan and Ohio State all coming to Armstrong Stadium.
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