Oct. 8, 2012
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- Junior/sophomore goalkeeper Adam Grinwis (Ada, Mich./Forest Hills) of the University of Michigan men's soccer team collected his first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor on Monday (Oct. 8). He earns the award for his career-high 12-save effort in a 1-1 draw against Penn State on Saturday, Oct. 6.
The honor is the first Big Ten Player of the Week honor for the Wolverines since former Wolverine and current Columbus Crew player Justin Meram took home the accolade on Nov. 1, 2010. The last Defensive Player of the Week honor went to former Wolverines goalkeeper Chris Blais on Nov. 2, 2009.
Grinwis made six saves in the first half, three stops in the second and three saves in overtime for the Wolverines, who were outshot 26-10 in the match.
The second-year starter is now second in the Big Ten in saves with 44 and in saves per match with 4.89 a contest. He has played every minute of every match for the Wolverines this season after being named the Professional Development League's Goalkeeper of the Year this past summer playing for the Michigan Bucks.
Michigan returns to action Tuesday (Oct. 9) against the Oakland Grizzlies in a match that is slated for a 7 p.m. start at U-M Soccer Stadium. [ Tickets ]
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