Louisville's Andrew Farrell earned BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week, while Syracuse's Alex Bono also took BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week for the second time in two weeks. Cincinnati's Cole DeNormandie was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week for the first time this season and Adam Hermsen of Marquette was tabbed as the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week for the first time.
Farrell scored two goals and helped the defense to a shutout, leading the Cardinals to a 2-0 week. Farrell and the defense held USF without a shot on goal in the final eight minutes for a 2-1 victory. Against Villanova, Farrell anchored a defense that was able to hold the Wildcats to just two shots on goal. He scored a goal in each game, netting the first goal against the Bulls and the gamewinner against Villanova.
Bono recorded two shutouts last week, bringing his total to nine for the season. He made five saves against both Villanova and DePaul to record his 10th and 11th wins of the season, both 2-0 victories.
DeNormandie factored in all four of UC's goals last week and each of the Bearcats' last five goals. In a 3-3 draw at DePaul, he scored once and added two assists. In a 1-0 win against Rutgers to move up to third in the Red Division standings, he scored the gamewinner in the 88th minute.
Hermsen helped anchor a Marquette defense that recorded its eighth and ninth shutouts of the season this past week, one shutout shy of matching the single-season Marquette record of 10. The Golden Eagles posted a 4-0 victory at Pittsburgh before recording a 2-0 win against Seton Hall.
BIG EAST HONOR ROLL
Adria Beso, Connecticut, So., M
Beso led the Huskies to a 2-1 come-from-behind win at Pittsburgh with a goal and an assist. He scored the equalizer and added the final pass to set up the game-winning goal.
Tomas Gomez, Georgetown, So., GK
Gomez made seven saves to post a shutout at Providence.
Andy Huftalin, Marquette, Sr., F
Huftalin came off the bench at Pittsburgh to record six points, all in the second half, on two goals and two assists in a 4-0 win against the Panthers.
Ryan Finley, Notre Dame, Sr., F
Finley registered a hat trick in a 3-0 victory against Providence. All three goals occurred in a span of 9:13 in the second half.
Max Lachowecki, Notre Dame, So., D
Lachowecki had an assist and helped the Irish defense post a shutout with a 3-0 victory against Providence. He assisted on the first goal of the match and helped the defense limit the Friars to just two shots on goal. It was the seventh clean sheet of the season for the Irish.