Full List of Big Ten Awards
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – David Tiemstra headlined the list of six Ohio State men’s soccer team members to receive awards at the annual Big Ten Tournament banquet Thursday night at the Mount Nittany Club at Beaver Stadium. The junior center back was named the conference’s defensive player of the year, becoming the second Buckeye in a row to bring home the honor.
Tiemstra also earned First Team All-Big Ten honors, as did senior midfielder Konrad Warzycha and sophomore goalkeeper Matt Lampson. Senior midfielder Matt Gold was tabbed a Second Team honoree, while Sage Gardner was named to the All-Freshman Team and Sam Scales rounded out the list of Buckeyes to pick up hardware with the Sportsmanship Award.
“I think this is a testament to our team’s body of work throughout the season,” John Bluem, Ohio State head coach, said. “I am very proud of all six players as they certainly deserve the recognition on a successful season thus far.”
At center back, Tiemstra anchors the Buckeye defense that has allowed just 12 goals all season – the fewest in the Big Ten by 10 entering the weekend – and has helped Lampson earn conference-best marks in goals-against average (0.63), save percentage (.870) and shutouts (10).
The 2010 Offensive Player of the Year is Will Bruin from Indiana, while the Freshman of the Year is Michigan’s Soony Saad. Todd Yeagley and the Indiana coaching staff received the Coach of the Year award.
2010 MEN’S SOCCER ALL-BIG TEN TEAMS
Offensive Player of the Year: Will Bruin, Indiana
Defensive Player of the Year: David Tiemstra, Ohio State
Freshman of the Year: Soony Saad, Michigan
Coach of the Year: Todd Yeagley, Indiana