After a 2-0 start to the 2019 season for Rutgers men’s soccer, the good news continued on Wednesday, as freshman Jorgen Wisth Lie was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week. The Norwegian converted a penalty kick in both victories, including the game winner against Temple in the season opener. On Monday, Lie tied the score against Drexel before fellow freshman Jackson Temple delivered the equalizer soon after to clinch the win.
Lie is one of five newcomers to join Rutgers from overseas as part of head coach Jim McElderry’s first recruiting class. In our season preview, McElderry had this to say, “Jorgen Lie is originally from Norway, has come in and settled in quite quickly. We are really happy to have him.”
After scoring two of three goals that the team has produced this season so far, McElderry is likely even happier to have Lie now.
The last Rutgers player to earn Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors was David Greczek back in September of 2016.
Rutgers is back in action this Saturday night on the road at Elon at 7 p.m. ET.