Sept. 5, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s soccer team has swept the Big Ten weekly awards, the conference office announced Tuesday. Freshman forward Joshua Jackson-Ketchup claimed his first career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award, while redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Parker Siegfried picked up his second Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor of his career. The two honors mark the first time an OSU team has swept the weekly awards since the 2015 campaign.
Jackson-Ketchup, from Margate, Fla., scored three goals over the weekend to help Ohio State to two home victories. He scored both goals in the 2-0 win over Lehigh Sept. 1, including a strike from 30 yards out (Watch the video highlight below). The OSU rookie then sealed a 2-0 victory over Wright State with a late second-half goal Monday. Jackson-Ketchup leads the team with six points through four matches in 2017.
Siegfried, from Granville, Ohio, chalked up back-to-back clean shutouts to improve to 3-1 on the year. He made three saves in the win over the Mountain Hawks and had two stops against the Raiders. Siegfried now has six shutouts in his career, including three this fall.
Ohio State opens Big Ten play at Northwestern at 8 p.m. ET in Evanston, Ill. The game will be streamed on BTN Plus ($).