Wehking Earns Defensive Player of the Week Honors

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Release: August 27, 2012
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For the first time in his career, Ryan Wehking received Horizon League Player of the Week honors

By: Jill Wunrow ( @JillWunrow)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Green Bay men's soccer senior goalkeeper Ryan Wehking (St. Louis, Mo.) was named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week, announced by the League office Monday. The accolade marks the first Horizon League weekly award for Wehking during his collegiate career with the Phoenix.

"It's great for us to get recognized and receive honors for our performances, Ryan had a great weekend for us," said head coach Dan Popik. "He's our leader and our captain and did a great job this weekend making saves that he should have made and also did a great job communicating with the back four to keep them organized."

In addition to naming an Offensive Player of the Week, this season the Horizon League added the Defensive Player of the Week award. Wehking is the fourth goalkeeper in the history of the Green Bay men's soccer program to receive Player of the Week honors.

Wehking receives the award after helping Green Bay kick off its 2012 season with a 1-0 shutout win over Northern Kentucky Friday at Aldo Santaga Stadium. The shutout also marked the 20th of Wehking's career, setting a Green Bay individual career program record. Wehking recorded two saves in the contest against Northern Kentucky and registered seven saves against Marquette on Sunday.

The Phoenix wraps up its opening three-game homestand Friday, Aug. 31 when it hosts Northern Illinois (0-1-0) at 6:00 p.m. at Aldo Santaga Stadium.

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Men's Soccer 
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Dekalb, Ill. (Soccer Complex)
 
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Men's Soccer 
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Men's Soccer 
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Men's Soccer 
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Men's Soccer 
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Men's Soccer 
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Men's Soccer 
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