PROVIDENCE, R.I. â€“ Notre Dame grabbed a pair of BIG EAST womenâ€™s soccer weekly awards as junior Melissa Henderson earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors and freshman Elizabeth Tucker earned BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honors. Marquette sophomore Ally Miller earned BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week accolades and West Virginia senior Kerri Butler was tabbed BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week.
For the second consecutive week, Henderson earns BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors. The junior totaled nine points, including four goals, in a 2-0-0 week. Henderson had two goals in a 3-0 win against Syracuse on Oct. 1 and two goals and an assist in a 4-1 win over St. Johnâ€™s on Oct. 3.
Miller earns BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week honors following a pair of wins, including a shutout, last week. The sophomore played a key role in allowing just one goal over two games. Miller helped Marquette to a shutout at Villanova 3-0 on Oct. 1. She also aided the team in a 2-1 win at Georgetown on Oct. 3. Miller marked two of the leagueâ€™s top players Katie Ryan (VU) and Ingrid Wells (GU) limiting them to a combined one shot in the games.
Butler is tabbed BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week following a 3-0-0 week that included two shutouts. In a 3-0 win over Pitt on Sept. 28, she made six saves. In a 4-0 victory at Cincinnati on Oct. 1, the senior had four stops. Butler added two saves in a 2-1 win at Louisville on Oct. 3.
Tucker totaled five points in a 2-0-0 week for the Irish, including two game-winning goals. In a 3-0 win against Syracuse on Oct. 1, the freshman scored in the 27th minute. In a 4-1 win over St. Johnâ€™s on Oct. 3, Tucker recorded a goal and an assist.
BIG EAST WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Gina DeMaio, Rutgers, R-Sr., M
Had four points in a 2-0-0 week, all assists;
set Rutgersâ€™ career assists mark in the process
Allie Hambleton, Rutgers, R-Jr., D
Helped the team defensively in a pair of wins, including a 2-0 shutout of UConn on Oct. 1
Natalie Kulla, Marquette, Jr., GK
Totaled 12 saves in a 2-0-0 week; allowed just one goal over the two games and earned her first conference shutout in a 3-0 victory at Villanova on Oct. 1
Blake Miller, West Virginia, Jr., F
Scored three goals in a 3-0-0 week; West Virginia improved to 14-2-1 all-time when she scores a goal
Lauren Pagone, DePaul, Sr., M
Recorded four points in a 2-0-0 week; scored both goals in a 2-1 overtime win over St. Johnâ€™s on Oct. 1