April 14, 2014
NEW YORK - Senior midfielder Jeremy Noble of Denver and Marquette rookie goalkeeper Jimmy Danaher picked up the BIG EAST Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week nods, respectively, on Monday for their play last week.
BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week
JEREMY NOBLE, DENVER Sr., M, Orangeville, Ontario
Noble scored twice and contributed three assists for a five-point afternoon in Denver's 16-9 victory over St. John's that clinched a BIG EAST Tournament berth for the Pioneers. Noble assisted on the first and last goals of a 3-0 run that put the Pio up 5-2 with 9:24 left in the first half, and scored with two minutes left before the break to make it a 6-3 game. He bookended the third quarter by assisting on the first tally and scoring the last one to give Denver an 11-6 lead at the 2:24 mark. Noble, who on Friday was named one of the official candidates for the Tewaaraton Award, has 11 goals and 20 assists on the season.
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week
JIMMY DANAHER, MARQUETTE Fr., GK, Blauvelt, N.Y.
Danaher stopped a career-high 15 shots and backstopped Marquette to a 7-6 victory over Providence that pushed the Golden Eagles into a second-place tie with Villanova at 3-1 in the BIG EAST. The rookie held the Friars scoreless during an 11-minute stretch to open the game and for more than 10 minutes in the third quarter that allowed Marquette to orchestrate two scoring runs that made the difference. For the week, Danaher went 1-1 with a 9.50 goals-against average with 24 saves and a .571 save percentage.
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
JACK CURRAN, VILLANOVA So., M, Fair Haven, N.J.
Had a career performance with three goals and two assists for a team-high five points in Villanova's 15-11 win at Rutgers.
BRYAN BADOLATO, MARQUETTE R-Sr., A, West Islip, N.Y.
Netted his third hat trick of the season and accounted for nearly half of Marquette's goals in Saturday's 7-6 win over Providence. Finished the week with four points.
RYAN LaPLANTE, DENVER Jr., GK, Fort Collins, Colo.
Played the first half and made 10 saves while allowing just three goals in Denver's 16-9 win over St. John's.
KIERAN McARDLE, ST. JOHN'S Sr., A, Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
Collected a game-high four assists and finished with five points in the Red Storm's 16-9 loss at Denver.
JOHN LoCASCIO, VILLANOVA Sr., LSM/D, Fairfield, N.J.
Did a little bit of everything for the Wildcats in their 15-11 win over Rutgers. Scored one goal with two assists for three points, picked up three ground balls, caused two turnovers and went 2-of-5 at the X.