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Olivia Smith earns Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors for Indiana women’s soccer

<p>Indiana and Ohio State players jump to head the ball Sept. 29, 2022, at Bill Armstrong stadium. Indiana will play Maryland on Oct. 20.</p>

Indiana and Ohio State players jump to head the ball Sept. 29, 2022, at Bill Armstrong stadium. Indiana will play Maryland on Oct. 20.

Indiana women’s soccer freshman midfielder Olivia Smith was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week, after she scored her first collegiate goal in a 2-2 draw to Purdue on Oct. 16. 

[Related: Indiana draws Purdue 2-2, breaks program record with seventh tie of season

Smith, an Indiana native, earned her first start of the season against Indiana State University on Sept. 2. She has appeared in 11 of the Hoosiers’ 15 contests this year, totaling nearly 390 minutes on the field.  

Smith is the first Hoosier to earn Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors since now-sophomore goalkeeper Jamie Gerstenberg did so in September 2021. 

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