Sept. 27 BIG EAST Men's Soccer Weekly Release
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Four different schools once again have been represented in the fourth week of the BIG EAST men's soccer weekly awards. Connecticut junior Tony Cascio was tabbed BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, while Notre Dame junior Aaron Maund earned BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week honors. Marquette sophomore David Check was selected as BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the week and Louisville freshman Dylan Mares was named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week.
Cascio earns BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week after he scored three goals in a 4-0 victory over No. 22/24 USF in the Huskies' only game of the week, which was the BIG EAST opener for both squads. Cascio's hat trick was the first by a UConn player since O'Brian White accomplished the feat in 2007. The junior has scored five of UConn's last 11 goals over three games.
Maund anchored a defense that did not surrender a shot on goal in a 1-0 win over St. John's on Sept. 25 to earn BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week. The Red Storm entered the match averaging 2.83 goals per game and 8.2 shots on goal per game. The Fighting Irish have not allowed a goal in their last three contests.
Check earns BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week after he made six saves to help the Golden Eagles win 1-0 at Rutgers in their BIG EAST opener on Sept. 24. The six saves were a season high. Check faced 18 shots in the game. The victory gave Marquette its first win in a BIG EAST opener its first win in a conference opener since 2002.
Mares scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory at Providence on Sept. 25 to garner BIG EAST Rookies of the Week honors. His goal in the 76th minute helped keep the Cardinals unbeaten this season at 5-0-2. He leads the team in scoring with three goals and one assist for seven points.
BIG EAST WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Matt Bahner, Cincinnati, Jr., MF
Posted a goal and an assist in a 2-0 win over Georgetown.
Matt Marcin, Providence, Sr., M
Scored the game's only goal in a 1-0 win over Northeastern and the team's only tally in a 2-1 loss to Louisville.
Jeremy Vuolo, Syracuse, Sr., GK
Had nine saves each in a 1-1 tie against Cornell and scoreless draw versus Pitt.
William Cason, Villanova, Fr., D
Scored a goal against Saint Joseph's and helped the Wildcats post shutout wins over the Hawks (3-0) and Seton Hall (1-0).
Zach Johnson, West Virginia, Sr., GK
Made two saves in a 5-0 blanking of DePaul.