Women's Soccer Weekly Award Winners Announced

Oct. 11, 2010 Women's Soccer Weekly Release
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
Notre Dame and Marquette each used a 2-0-0 record last week to clinch the first spots in the 2010 BIG EAST women's soccer Championship and as part of that success, saw players earn league weekly honors. Notre Dame senior forward Rose Augustin was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, while Marquette defender Katie Hishmeh was named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week. DePaul junior Michelle Scandora was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week and West Virginia senior Kerri Butler earned BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week honors.

Augustin was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week after collecting seven points in a 2-0-0 week for the Irish. She factored into all five of the team's goals. Augustin had an assist and a goal in a 2-1 win against Seton Hall on Oct. 8 along with two assists and a goal in a 3-2 win against Rutgers on Oct. 10.

Hishmeh is tabbed BIG EAST Rookie of the Week following a 2-0-0 record for the Golden Eagles. The freshman played 192 minutes last week as the team's starting left back. She anchored the defense in a 1-0 win at Connecticut on Oct. 8, allowing just two UConn shots on goal. Hishmeh also was a key contributor in a 2-1 overtime win at Providence on Oct. 10. This is her first BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honor.

Scandora earns BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week honors following a pair of shutouts in a 2-0-0 week. The junior helped anchor the team defense which held Rutgers without a shot on goal in a 2-0 win on Oct. 8. Scandora also aided in a 1-0 double-overtime victory over Seton Hall on Oct. 10. DePaul has won five games in a row, its longest win streak since 2002.

Butler was named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week for the second straight week following a 2-0-0 week that included two shutouts. She led the defense in a 1-0 overtime win at Syracuse on Oct. 8 and anchored a 1-0 overtime victory at St. John's on Oct. 10. Butler totaled six saves in 188 minutes in the two wins.

BIG EAST WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Brittany Anghel, Syracuse, Fr., GK
Totaled 13 saves over 207 minutes in an 0-1-1 week; had eight saves in an overtime loss against WVU on Oct. 8 and five saves in a double-overtime draw against Pitt on Oct. 10
Erica Henderson, West Virginia, R-Jr., D
Led the backline in a pair of overtime road shutouts; won 1-0 at SU on Oct. 8 and won at STJ on Oct. 10
Kerry McBride, Marquette, So., D/M
Played a key defensive role in a 2-0-0 week; won at UConn on Oct. 8 and won 2-1 at PC on Oct. 10
Megan Mischler, West Virginia, Sr., F
Had two gamewinners in a 2-0-0 week; scored in a 1-0 overtime win at SU on Oct. 8 and scored in a 1-0 overtime win at STJ on Oct. 10
Ingrid Wells, Georgetown, R-Jr., M
Totaled six points in a 2-0-0 week, accounting for both gamewinners; had a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win at Cincinnati on Oct. 8; had a goal and an assist in a 3-1 victory at Louisville on Oct. 10

QUICK KICKS
TICKETS PUNCHED - Both division leaders secured spots in the BIG EAST Championship with a pair of wins last weekend. Marquette sits atop the league's American Division with a 7-0-0 record totaling 21 points. Notre Dame leads the league's National Division with a 7-0-0 mark.

2010 BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP - This year the league's 10-team women's soccer tournament will culminate at Rutgers' Yurcak Field in Piscataway, N.J., on Nov. 5 & 7. All three games will be televised on CBS College Sports, while the title game also will be seen on numerous regional sports networks, including SNY (SportsNet New York).