Nkem Ezurike (L) and Shelina Zadorsky
Sept. 17, 2012
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- Juniors Nkem Ezurike (Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia/Sackville) and Shelina Zadorsky (London, Ontario/St. Thomas Aquinas) of the University of Michigan women's soccer team were named Big Ten Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, the conference office announced on Monday (Sept. 17).
The pair provided the scoring in the Michigan's 3-0 victory over Indiana last Saturday (Sept. 15), each scoring their first goals of the season in the win. Ezurike tallied the fifth multi-goal match of her career after strikes in the 18th and 35th minutes, while Zadorsky added a third goal in the 60th minute off a corner kick. Zadorsky played the entire 90 minutes, powering a Michigan defensive effort that allowed only three Indiana shots, all of which came in the first half and none of which were on goal.
Ezurike and Zadorsky become the third and fourth Michigan players to receive a conference honor this season. Redshirt junior Holly Hein (Castaic, Calif./West Ranch) was named Defensive Player of the Week on Aug. 20 and freshman Corinne Harris (Chicago, Ill./Walter Payton College Prep) earned Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week last Monday (Sept. 10).
Michigan continues Big Ten play on Friday (Sept. 21), playing Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn. The match will begin at 7 p.m. CDT.
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