Steinlage receives Big Ten honor

Grand Haven native Annie Steinlage was named the Big Ten women's soccer Defensive Player of the Week.
Tribune Staff
Sep 4, 2012


Steinlage, a junior at Michigan State University, earned the honor after scoring a goal and adding an assist in the Spartans’ 2-1 win over Akron.

Defensively, Steinlage led a unit that allowed just one shot on goal.

Steinlage was an all-state player at Spring Lake before moving on to MSU. She was named the Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year and was a member of the state’s Dream Team during her tenure at Spring Lake.

As a senior, Steinlage scored 29 goals and added 14 assists.

At Michigan State, Steinlage tied for second on the team in assists with four during her freshman season. She started all 19 games in her inaugural season at MSU.

This fall, she has a team-high two goals and two assists in five games. Her two goals have come on just seven shots.


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