Sept. 6, 2010 Weekly Release
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Propelled by a historic 4-0 win over then-No. 24/23 Michigan State, Georgetown has captured a pair of BIG EAST men's soccer weekly awards. Hoya junior Uche Onyeador was tabbed the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, while senior teammate Matthew Brutto was named the BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week. Louisville junior Austin Berry earned the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week award. Connecticut freshman Mamadou Doudou Diouf was named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week.
Onyeador scored a pair of game-winning goals in a 2-0 week. He began the season with a goal in overtime that gave the Hoyas a 2-1 victory over Northeastern. The junior's first goal of the game helped ignite the Hoya attack and knock off No. 24 Michigan State 4-0. Onyeador's goals came on his only shots on the goal for the two games.
Berry led the Cardinals' defense to a 1-0-1 record at the Duke Nike Classic, defeating NC State 2-1 and playing a scoreless tie against No. 11 Duke. Berry and the Cardinal defense held Duke without a shot on goal in 110 minutes. Against NC State, Berry and his temmates allowed just two shots on goal and seven total shots. Berry was named to the All-Tournament Team.
Brutto led the Hoyas to a 2-0 week which included a 4-0 blanking of No. 24 Michigan State. It was Georgetown's first win over a Big Ten team in school history. Brutto made five saves against the Spartans. In a 2-1 overtime win over Northeastern, he saved seven shots. For the two games, Brutto had a goals against average of 0.46 and a save percentage of .923.
Diouf earns BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honors after scoring three goals, including a gamewinner, in a pair of Husky victories. Diouf notched the winning goal in a 2-0 triumph over St. Francis (N.Y.) in UConn's opening game of the season. He followed that effort with a pair of tallies in a 3-1 win over Yale.
BIG EAST WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Matt Bahner, Cincinnati, Jr., MF
Scored both of UC's goals in a 1-0-1 week, a 1-0 win over Dayton and a 1-1 tie versus Detroit.
Carlos Alvarez, Connecticut, So., F
Assisted on three of UConn's five goals in a 2-0 week.
Greg Davis, Providence, Fr., F
Scored both of PC's goals in a 2-1 victory over Rhode Island.
Hami Kara, Pittsburgh, Jr., GK
Made a total of eight saves in a 1-0 win over Robert Morris and a 2-1 overtime victory over Saint Bonaventure.
Raymon Gaddis, West Virginia, Jr., D
Playing every minute of two overtime games, was named to the Save Face WVU Classic All-Tournament Team.