PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Four schools are represented in the final BIG EAST women’s soccer weekly awards. Notre Dame senior Melissa Henderson earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors, while Marquette senior Kerry McBride was tabbed the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week. West Virginia redshirt-freshman Sara Keane was the BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week and Georgetown freshman Daphne Corboz was the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week. All four players will be in action this weekend in the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Championship.
Henderson earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors after totaling eight points on four goals in a 1-0-0 week. The senior had four scores in an 5-1 victory against DePaul on Oct. 21. She scored the four goals on just six shots and tallied her third hat trick of the season. For her career, Henderson moved into fifth place on Notre Dame’s career goals list (69) and 10th on its all-time points list (163).
McBride was tabbed BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Golden Eagles in a 1-0 victory over USF on Oct. 22. The junior helped limit the Bulls to just one shot on goal and secured the Golden Eagles’ 12th shutout of the season. Marquette also won a share of its third straight BIG EAST regular-season championship.
Keane earned BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week honors after totaling eight saves in a 1-0 shutout win against Pittsburgh on Oct. 21. She played all 90 minutes and made five saves in the first half. West Virginia also won the BIG EAST regular-season championship and earned the No. 1 seed from the American Division.
Corboz was cited as the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week after scoring two goals in a 6-0 victory against Villanova on Oct. 21. She ranks third on the team with 19 points, along with nine goals.
Laura DiClemente, Providence, Sr., M
Had both scores in a critical 2-1 victory over UConn to propel the Friars into the BIG EAST Championship for the first time since 1994.
Christine Exeter, Louisville, So., F
Scored the game-winner in a 1-0 victory at Cincinnati as the Cardinals captured their first regular-season crown.
Chloe Kiefer, Louisville, Sr., GK
Made six saves in a 1-0 victory at Cincinnati as the Cardinals captured their first regular-season crown.
Jen Leaverton, St. John’s, Sr., F
Scored both goals in a 2-0 victory over Syracuse to help the Red Storm clinch a spot in the BIG EAST Championship.
Camille Trujillo, Georgetown, Sr., F
Totaled seven points, including a pair of goals,
in a 6-0 victory over Villanova.
BIG EAST Women’s Soccer Championship Schedule
27 BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP (First Round, Campus Sites)
N No. 5 (Rutgers) at A No. 4 (Providence) 2:00 p.m.
A No. 5 (St. John’s) at N No. 4 (Seton Hall) 7:00 p.m.
30 BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP (Quarterfinals, Campus Sites)
Rutgers/Providence at N No. 1 (Louisville) 1:00 p.m.
St. John’s/Seton Hall at A No. 1 (West Virginia) 1:00 p.m.
No. 3 A (Syracuse) at No. 2 N (Georgetown) 1:00 p.m.
N 3 (Notre Dame) at A 2 (Marquette) 2:00 p.m.
4 BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP (Semifinal 1, Morgantown, W.Va.)
CBS Sports Network 3:00 p.m.
4 BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP (Semifinal 2, Morgantown, W.Va.)
CBS Sports Network 5:30 p.m.
6 BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP (Title Game, Morgantown, W.Va.)
American Division Seeds
No. 1 West Virginia
No. 2 Marquette
No. 3 Syracuse
No. 4 Providence
No. 5 St. John’s
National Division Seeds
No. 1 Louisville
No. 2 Georgetown
No. 3 Notre Dame
No. 4 Seton Hall
No. 5 Rutgers
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