Sept. 16, 2013
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Following a two-match swing in which she made 11 stops for the Pirates, redshirt senior goalkeeper Jennifer Pettigrew (Kearny, N.J.) has been named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for the second time in three weeks.
Pettigrew has undoubtedly been one of the top performers in net conference-wide through the first four weeks of the season; returning to the form that helped her earn All-BIG EAST Third Team honors in 2010 despite missing all of last year due to injury.
Against Princeton, the SHU captain followed up a career-best 15-save performance at then #5/#4 Virginia by coming up with six more stops to help the Pirates to a scoreless draw against the Tigers. The clean sheet was her second of the season and the eighth of her career; moving her into sole possession of fourth on the school’s all-time list.
During Sunday’s tilt at Delaware, Pettigrew held the Blue Hens without a goal for the first 54 minutes, extending her shutout streak to 192 consecutive minutes before UD finally broke through. She ended the day with five saves to her credit, pushing her season total to a conference-leading 42 for the year.
Her 42 saves also rank among the top-30 individual totals in the nation and are tied for the most by a goalkeeper that plays for a major conference team (Rosa Medina, Oklahoma State).
Pettigrew has made at least four saves in six of SHU’s eight contests thus far and in the game against the Cavaliers; she became the fourth Pirate to pass the 200-career save mark.
The Kearny native is currently riding a stretch where she has stopped 23 of the last 25 shots she has faced and will head into Wednesday’s mid-week matchup with Marist carrying a 1.42 goals-against average.
BIG EAST WEEKLY AWARDS - September 16, 2013
BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week
Daphne Corboz, Georgetown
– Corboz registered eight points in an 8-0 win against Yale. The junior midfielder scored a pair of goals and added three assists in the victory, which was the Hoyas’ only game of the week. She was playing in only her second game of the season after missing the first five games with an injury.
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week
Emily Roll, Creighton – Roll helped the Bluejays allow only one goal in a 3-0 week. In the three games, the defender anchored a defense that surrendered an average of 9.3 shots and 3.0 corners per contest. In a 4-0 win against South Dakota, Roll also registered an assist. In the other two games, Creighton won 1-0 at UMKC and 2-1 in overtime against Montana.
BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week
Danielle Rice, Creighton – Rice earned her first and second solo shutouts, beating UMKC 1-0 on the road and South Dakota 4-0 at home. She also helped defeat Montana 2-1 in overtime. For the three games, she made 13 saves. During the Bluejays’ current six-game winning streak, Rice has a 0.53 GAA.
BIG EAST Rookie of the Week
McKenzie Muchow, Butler – Muchow scored the only goal of the match to help the Bulldogs defeat No. 11 Michigan 1-0. It was Butler’s only game of the week. It was the first goal of her collegiate career.
BIG EAST Honor Roll
Lauren Cingoranelli, Creighton, F, Sr.
Had two goals and an assist in a 4-0 win against South Dakota. It was the first time a Creighton player had five points in a game since 2009.
Ashleigh Goddard, DePaul, M, Sr.
Scored a golden goal and added an assist in a 3-2 victory against Patriot League champion Colgate.
Mary Kroening, Georgetown, D, Sr.
Scored two goals in an 8-0 win against Yale and helped the Hoyas post their fourth straight shutout.
Jennifer Pettigrew, Seton Hall, GK, Sr.
Rose to fourth on the school’s career shutout list with eight in a six-save effort in a scoreless draw against Princeton. Also made five saves in a 2-1 loss to Delaware.
Victoria Gersh, Villanova, M, Jr.
Figured in both goals of a 2-1 win over St. Francis (Pa.) with the game-winning goal and an assist.