Oct. 24, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Matt Lampson earned his seventh career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor Monday after helping the Ohio State men’s soccer team to its third shutout in the last four games. The Buckeyes now are 8-5-2 overall and tied for second in the conference at 3-1-0 after defeating Penn State, 1-0, in overtime Sunday.

Lampson recorded six saves, including five in the first half, in the victory over the Nittany Lions. The Hilliard, Ohio, native moved into sole possession of third place in career shutouts all-time at Ohio State with 23 and is one away from taking over second place.

This is the first Big Ten defensive accolade for Ohio State this season after earning two offensive player of the year recognitions. Lampson was the last Buckeye defensive POW on Nov. 1, 2010.

The junior goalkeeper shares the honor this week with Northwestern’s Tyler Miller, while fellow Wildcat Nick Grendon was the offensive selection.

Lampson and the Buckeyes return to action at 7 p.m. Wednesday against Oakland in Rochester, Mich.