Sept. 30, 2013
BIG EAST Weekly Release
Offensive Player of the Week
Zach Steinberger, Butler, M, Jr.
Steinberger found the net twice in a 2-1 victory against Villanova, including the game winner at 72:47. It was Butler’s first BIG EAST win in any sport. The Bulldogs also beat Indiana 3-2 in overtime last week.
Defensive Player of the Week
Brendan Hines-Ike, Creighton, D, So.
Hines-Ike played all 220 minutes of a pair of double-overtime matches, a 0-0 draw at No. 12 Georgetown and a 2-2 deadlock against Michigan State. He helped the Bluejay defense record its fourth shutout of the season.
Goalkeeper of the Week
Tomas Gomez, Georgetown, GK, Jr.
Gomez made six saves in a double-overtime draw against No. 3 Creighton as the No. 12 Hoyas were outshot 20-12. It was his fifth shutout of the season.
Rookie of the Week
David Goldsmith, Butler, F, Fr.
Goldsmith scored two critical goals in the final moments of a 3-2 overtime win against defending national champion Indiana. He tied the game with a header at 88:04 to send the game to overtime and then scored the game winner at 103:19. Goldsmith also picked up an assist in a 2-1 win over Villanova.
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
Bruno Castro, Creighton, M, Sr.
Scored a goal on a header from 15-yards out and had an assist in a 2-2 draw against Michigan State in a 0-0-2 week.
Art Garza, DePaul, MF, Sr.
Had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 victory against Eastern Illinois in a 1-0-1 week for the Blue Demons. Added an assist in a 2-2 tie against St. John’s.
C. Nortey, Marquette, F, So.,
Scored the only goal of the match, from 20-yards out in the 31st minute, in a 1-0 victory at Xavier to help the Golden Eagles win their fourth straight BIG EAST opener. It was Marquette’s only match of the week.
Julian Gressel, Providence, MF, Fr.
Notched the game-winner late in the second half of a 3-1 triumph over Seton Hall. It was his team-leading fourth goal of the season. The Friars were 1-1 for the week.
Max Kroschwitz, Villanova, F, Fr.
Scored both goals in a 2-1 victory against Pennsylvania in a 1-1 week for the Wildcats.