PROVIDENCE, R.I. â?" Four different schools once again have been represented in the fifth week of the BIG EAST menâ?TM
s soccer weekly awards. Louisville freshman Dylan Mares was tabbed BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, while USF senior Javed Mohammed earned BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week honors. Marquette sophomore David Check was selected as BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the week for the second-straight week and Cincinnatiâ?TM
s Alex Hadley was named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week.
Mares netted goals in both the Cardinalsâ?TM
win against Kentucky, a 2-0 shutout, and a 2-1 overtime win against St. Johnâ?TM
s. Mares scored an unassisted goal in the 17th minute that would become the gamewinner against the Wildcats. He scored another unassisted goal to lead Louisville past No. 18/22 St. Johnâ?TM
s on Saturday.
Mohammed was a big factor in USFâ?TM
s two shutout wins this week over Rhode Island and Syracuse. He was a staple on a defense that allowed only 10 shots, four on goal, for the week. He helped the teamâ?TM
s offense as well, notching assists on both goals in a 2-0 win over URI.
Check earned his fourth clean sheet of the season, holding Wisconsin scoreless in a 1-0 Marquette win, making three saves. He collected a career-high nine saves to help the Golden Eagles to a 1-1 draw against No. 6/3 UConn, which entered the week as the nationâ?TM
s top scoring offense. The goal by the Huskies was Checkâ?TM
s first allowed in over 270 minutes.
Hadley scored his first career goal against Rutgers, the gamewinner in a 2-0 shutout. He is the center back for a defense that has not allowed a goal in 367 minutes. His help on the defensive end led to two shutouts this week against Xavier and Rutgers, while helping the team to a 0.31 goals against average this season.
BIG EAST WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Hayden Morris, Seton Hall, Jr., D
Anchored a defense that posted two shutouts, including a 4-0 victory against Pittsburgh.
Hasani Sinclair, USF, So., F
Scored twice to lead the Bulls to a 4-0 win over Syracuse.
Ian Christianson, Georgetown, So., MF
Collected three points en route to a 2-0 week, recording the gamewinning penalty kick against West Virginia.
Matt Williams, Cincinnati, Sr., GK
Earned two shutouts in goal with six saves; three in a 0-0 tie with Xavier and three in a 2-0 shutout of Rutgers.
Matthew Brutto, Georgetown, Sr., GK
Made six saves in two shutouts, including a pair of saves in a win against No. 21 West Virginia.