Sept. 13, 2010 BIG EAST Men's Soccer Weekly Release
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Four different schools are represented on the second BIG EAST men's soccer weekly awards. Connecticut sophomore Stephane Diop earns BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors, while Louisville senior J.T. Murray was selected as the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week. USF senior Jeff Attinella was tabbed as the BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week and St. John's forward Dom Sarle was named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week.
Diop registered five points in a 1-0-1 week for the Huskies. He scored UConn's only goal in a 1-1 tie versus No. 15/6 Harvard on Sept. 11. Earlier in the week, the sophomore midfielder also posted a goal and an assist in a 6-0 victory over Manhattan. Diop leads the BIG EAST in scoring with 11 points.
For the second week in a row, a Louisville player grabs Defensive Player of the Week honors. Murray helped the Cardinals to a 2-0-0 week and anchored a defense that did not allow either opponent to score. Louisville picked up a 2-0 win over Fordham on Sept. 10 and a 5-0 triumph against Appalachian State on Sept. 12. Murray also scored a goal in the Fordham victory.
In a 2-0-0 week, Attinella recorded shutouts over Stony Brook and Viginia Tech. The Bulls won both games 2-0. Attinella made six saves against the Seawolves on Sept. 7 and five against the Hokies on Sept. 10. For the season, Attinella owns a 0.47 goals against average.
Sarle scored a goal in both Red Storm victories last week. The freshman tallied his first collegiate goal in a 5-0 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Sept. 10. Sarle's second goal as a collegian helped St. John's edge Boston U. 2-1 on Sept. 12.
BIG EAST WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Andre Boudreaux, Louisville, Jr., GK
Made a total of five saves in shutout wins over Fordham (2-0) and Appalachian State (5-0).
Aaron Maund, Notre Dame, Jr., D
Was Defensive MVP of the Mike Berticelli Tournament while Irish allowed a total of one goal versus Drake and Cal Poly.
Andy Kalas, Pittsburgh, Sr., D
Helped the Panthers win the Pitt-Nike Tournament with shutout wins over Army (1-0) and Saint Joseph's (5-0).
Tadeu Terra, St. John's, Sr., F
Registered two goals and two assists in a 2-0-0 week.
Shawn Chin, USF, Sr., MF
Scored a goal apiece in 2-0 victories over Stony Brook and Virginia Tech.