Sep 9, 2013
Weekly Release (Sept. 9)
Offensive Player of the Week
Brandon Allen, Georgetown, F, So.
Allen helped in all three goals of a 3-0 win against West Virginia. The Preseason All-BIG EAST performer scored twice, including the game-winning goal, and had an assist.
Defensive Player of the Week
Casey Osborne, St. John’s, D, Jr.
Osborne anchored a defense that allowed only a combined eight shots in a 2-1 win against No. 5 Akron and a 1-0 shutout against Penn State. He scored the game’s only goal in the Penn State victory.
Goalkeeper of the Week
Rafael Diaz, St. John’s, GK, Sr.
Diaz made a total of seven saves in a 2-1 win against No. 5 Akron and a 1-0 shutout against Penn State. The Red Storm handed Akron its first loss since Sept. 9, 2012. Diaz had three saves against the Zips and four versus Penn State.
Rookie of the Week
Anthony Smith, Jr., Butler, F, Fr.
Smith scored the only goal of the game in Butler’s 1-0 win at No. 7 Louisville. He found the left corner of the net with 1:02 left in the first half. It was his first collegiate game-winning goal.
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
Andy Holte, Butler, GK, Jr.
In his first start of the season, he made four saves in a 1-0 shutout at No. 7 Louisville. It was his first career shutout.
Timo Pitter, Creighton, M, So.
Pitter scored the game-winning goal in a 3-1 win against Columbia, which helped keep the Bluejays undefeated.
Axel Sjoberg, Marquette, D, So.
Was MVP of the Panther Invitational, helping the Golden Eagles to a 4-1 win over Drake and a 3-0 blanking of Bowling Green.
Keasel Broome, Providence, GK, Jr.
Helped the Friars stay unbeaten, making five saves in a 1-1 tie against No. 20 Brown in the Ocean State Classic. PC also won 2-1 at Rhode Island.
Willis Griffith, Villanova, B, Fr.
Griffith scored VU’s only goal in a 1-1 tie against Hartford and helped the Wildcat defense shut out Marist 3-0.