DeMartin, Steinlage Earn Big Ten Player of the Week Honors

Oct. 20, 2008

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State men's soccer players Doug DeMartin and Avery Steinlage were named Big Ten Players of the Week by the conference office on Monday. DeMartin earned Co-Offensive Player of the Week recognition, while Steinlage was garnered Defensive Player of the Week accolades.

DeMartin, a senior, scored two goals, including the game-winner, in MSU's upset of No. 14 UIC last Wednesday. The Mason native leads the Big Ten in goals, with 13, and points, with 28. It is DeMartin's second such honor from the conference this season and the third of his career.

Steinlage surrendered just one goal, on a penalty kick, in MSU's win over UIC, and then made 10 saves in MSU's 1-0 win over No.18 Michigan. The sophomore now has four shutouts and the Spartans are 7-2 since he took over in goal on Sept. 12. The award is the first of Steinlage's career.

The Spartans return to action on Wednesday (Oct. 22) when they host Cincinnati at 3 p.m.