Penn State’s Elizabeth Ball was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday.
Ball helped the Nittany Lions earn shutout wins over Maryland and Indiana last week. She also scored a goal in the 4-0 win over Indiana on Sunday.
Penn State limited Maryland to one shot in a 1-0 win on Thursday.
The Nittany Lions (10-2-2) play at Purdue at 7 p.m. Thursday.