Maloney named TDS National Player of the Week

Forward Connor Maloney Credit: GoPSUsports.comAll Rights Reserved.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Sophomore forward Connor Maloney (Harrisburg, Pa.) collected another honor Tuesday (Sept. 30) morning as Top Drawer Soccer named him the Player of the Week.

Maloney scored three times and added an assist in a pair of Penn State victories over Penn and Michigan, which earned him Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career on Monday. He was also named to the College Soccer News Team of the Week.

Maloney, the conference leader in goals (7), points (16) and game-winning goals (4), scored twice against Penn in a 6-2 victory on Wednesday before tallying the lone goal vs. Michigan on Sunday. Maloney's five-point game against Penn was a career-high showing.

The stout sophomore is the first Nittany Lion to register more than six goals in a season since 2010 when Corey Hertzog tallied 20 goals. Maloney has also stacked up well in the national rankings as he is second in game-winning goals, fifth in total goals and eighth in total points.

The Nittany Lions (9-0-1, 3-0-0 Big Ten) defeated Bucknell in a road match Wednesday night. Penn State, ranked fourth in the nation in this week's NSCAA Poll, returns home to Jeffrey Field to resume Big Ten play against Rutgers at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Last Updated October 03, 2014